BOOK REVIEWS: My Darling Husband by Kimberly Belle


Title: My Darling Husband
Author: Kimberly Belle
Publication: December 28, 2021
Publisher: Park Row
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Pages: 331


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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Everyone is about to know what her husband isn’t telling her…

Jade and Cam Lasky are by all accounts a happily married couple with two adorable kids, a spacious home and a rapidly growing restaurant business. But their world is tipped upside down when Jade is confronted by a masked home invader. As Cam scrambles to gather the ransom money, Jade starts to wonder if they’re as financially secure as their lifestyle suggests, and what other secrets her husband is keeping from her.

Cam may be a good father, a celebrity chef and a darling husband, but there’s another side he’s kept hidden from Jade that has put their family in danger. Unbeknownst to Cam and Jade, the home invader has been watching them and is about to turn their family secrets into a public scandal.


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Domestic thrillers are probably one of my favorite types of thrillers to read because, let’s be honest, people are crazy! There are always good stories of secrets, and lies and everything in between. Kimberly Belle nailed it with all that. I have never read a book by Belle before, but now I will be on the lookout.

When I first started reading this on day one, I honestly was a bit confused. It jumps back and forth in time from current to past and also between individuals you are reading from. I’m not a huge fan of a layout such as this because it can be hard to keep things straight. So, my first day was a bit slow on the pick up because I was trying to keep everything straight and I took frequent breaks from reading.

Then I hit about the 20% mark in the book and all holds were removed. I read the rest of the book in one day. I finally fell into a groove of who I was reading and if it was past or present. It’s really not as confusing as I probably make it sound. It just took me a few to catch on. The central part of this book is definitely lies and deceptions between family. While it may not seem that way, that was what I took at the end. While the thrilling part throughout is definitely center stage, there are a lot of underlying lies that led to where you are in the book.

My favorite character was hands down Beatrix. That girl is feisty! She was fun to read and you just want to high five her a lot. I think she brought the book up a notch because I want a kid just like her. There were a lot of twists and turns as the story goes on that literally had me gasp out loud as I read it. Then there was the ending. MIND BLOWING. All the pieces literally fell together all at once and I caught myself saying “oh my god” out loud. Fun and interesting characters, a unique and twisty story to keep you hooked, and a truly shocking ending. I can’t wait for more from Kimberly Belle.

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