Good Husbands by Cate Ray


Thank you Netgalley and Harper Collins Canada for giving me the opportunity to read this book. When I first started Good Husbands, I was expecting a thriller, but it is not. This is not a light read as domestic abuse and rape are discussed. The story immediately drew me in, but as I kept reading, I found that it slowly turned into a slow burn and ended up being too long for me. It is not a bad book, not at all, it just wasn’t what I was in the mood at the time (I read it during summer 2022 and was looking for good thrillers and mystery books).


The story had great promise – it follows three women/wives, who receive letters from a woman claiming that their husbands had raped her mother many years ago. All three wives are very different and how they handled things after receiving their letter was interesting. These women seem to be happily married, and the author has us thinking: Do we really know the people closest to us? Will they stay with their husbands and opt to not pursue these accusations that took place long ago, or will they put their marriage to the test trying to find the truth?


Although I found it was more of a slow burn, there were twists and turns along the way that kept me reading until the end.


Rating: 3.5 stars


Three wives, one letter, and an explosive secret that will change everything.

He said, she said. Who do you believe?

Jessica, Stephanie and Priyanka are complete strangers, but they have one thing in common: they’ve each received a letter accusing their husbands of committing a sexual assault more than two decades prior. Is the accusation true or is there more to the story? It was a secret that remained buried for years.

With their worlds suddenly turned upside down, they don’t know who to trust—a complete stranger or the men they love and built their lives with. The three women come together to embark on a hunt for the truth, but they are hardly prepared for what they will discover. Who is the victim, and will justice ultimately be served?

Happy Reading!

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