Tuesday Intro: My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England

Once again this week, I’m linking up again with Vicky at I’d Rather Be At The Beach who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter/paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon.

This week it’s My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England, whose last book (Beneath The Skin) I really enjoyed, which meant I really wanted to read this one.  This new book comes out next week so I’m behind on cracking the spine but am excited to finally get reading.

What is it about?

On the afternoon of Nick and Lisa’s wedding, their close friend is found poised on a hotel window ledge, ready to jump.

As the shock hits their friendship group, they soon realise that none of them are being as honest with themselves – or with each other – as they think.

And there are secrets lurking that could destroy everything.

How does it start?

“The champagne cork cracks like a firework.  Covering her ears, she shrinks away from the hotel bar, trying to remember why she’s there.  A reception, yes a wedding reception; she went to the ladies’.

‘there you are! You disappeared. They’re taking the photographs now. Are you coming outside?’

She puts down the glass and turns. It’s him, it’s the husband she loves far too much. His jacket is missing, his aftershave’s strong.

Holding her breath, she listens. Pitter patter, pitter patter. ‘But it’s raining.’

Staring as though he knows, his eyebrows knit. ‘It stopped ages ago. Everyone else is outside. Are you coming?’

His tone is too loud, his waistcoat too bright.

He’s lying, he’s lying, she knows when he’s lying”

What do you think? It’s a bit more than a paragraph but I wanted to get to what felt like a good stopping point. Would you keep on reading?

Emma x


  1. I like it. I’d keep reading.

  2. How intriguing…now I want to add it to my list! Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE PERFECT MOTHER”

  3. That beginning does make me curious. I’d keep reading. This week I am featuring Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire – from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  4. Hi Emma! This looks great!! I have this in my TBR pile(s) and I am looking forward to starting this more than ever now!

    I love your blog header pic – and followed you. Also tweeted 🙂 LOL I like to be helpful…

    Happy Tuesday!

    Here’s mine: http://bit.ly/AlexEliza

    1. Oh I hope you dig it out soon! Thanks for the follow and retweet. I will head over to your site too x

  5. Yes I would keep reading. Trying to understand whats going in just one paragraph.

    1. Yes there are so many secrets already brewing!

  6. That paragraph really drew me in. Now I need to find that book.

    1. I’m so glad! I hope you enjoy x

  7. I want to know what he’s lying about so I’d keep reading.

    1. Me too!

  8. I think it sounds interesting. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

    1. I hope it is!

  9. Oh yes – that’s a really strong start:)). I hope you enjoy it.

    1. Me too!

  10. I like lurking secrets and would keep reading.

    1. Me too – the more secrets the better!

  11. This would definitely keep me reading. The scene itself is fairly innocuous but clearly something is seriously wrong!

    1. I hope it is as good as it seems !

  12. Yes from me.

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