On the night of a 40th birthday party, a woman is encouraged to jump from a bridge by a friend. Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They met at college and became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate floats through life on family money and privilege; Jenny’s parents have taught her to hustle for every opportunity; and Aubrey, from the wrong side of the tracks, is determined to put a broken home behind her. Their friendship sees them through decades: boyfriends, weddings, affairs, divorces… until the night of the party.
How can three women love and hate each other so much? Can feelings this strong lead to murder?
A gripping, page-turning debut that examines the complexities of friendship, It’s Always the Husband will keep readers guessing right up to its shocking conclusion.
About the author
Michele Campbell is a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School. She worked at a prestigious Manhattan law firm before spending eight years fighting crime in NYC as a federal prosecutor. This is her first novel.
‘A page-turning whodunnit that will speak to anyone who’s ever had a frenemy.’
Ruth Ware, bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin Ten
‘A gripping, tangled web of a novel—it pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. I loved it!
Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door
‘Secrets and scandals in an ivy league setting. What could be more riveting?’
Tess Gerritsen, Sunday Times bestselling author
‘A skillful and addictive story of friendship, betrayal and ultimately love, IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND will keep you turning the pages until its dramatic end.’
B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
‘A brilliantly layered, utterly compelling, clever mystery story that crackles with poisoned friendships and dirty secrets… Twisted, shocking and sharply observed. IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND has blockbuster movie written all over it!’ Samantha King