Can you ever truly know the one you love? Fran Hall and her husband Nathan live in a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens with their two children. One February night, when Fran is woken by her baby, she finds the bed empty beside her and Nathan gone. Searching the house for him she makes a devastating discovery. As Fran finds herself under intense police scrutiny, she and her two small children become more isolated as she starts to doubt whether or not she really knew Nathan. Was he really the loving husband that Fran had trusted him to be? As police suspicion grows the questions for Fran begin to mount. Is there something that she is hiding from them – something that she has kept hidden from everyone, including her husband?
Thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for allowing me to read a copy of this book. I decided to give this one a try as I really enjoy Christobel’s last book (The Crooked House). I awarded The Loving Husband four stars as it was a good read however, I did not find myself as hooked as his last story and the story kept switching to different places throughout. I did understand the story and enjoyed it but it took me a while to finish it. I personally prefer The Crooked House but this is still a great story with a cleverly written plot to keep the reader guessing throughout. It is written well and easy to read with medium chapters. The beginning grabs your attention straight away which is always a good sign… But personally I didn’t enjoy it as much as The Crooked House. Still a fab read though and would appeal to readers who enjoy a good thriller, mystery, drama and suspense filled story full of secrets and lies.