Review: Her Second Husband by Jane E. James


Print Length: 331 pages
Publisher: Joffe Books (June 6, 2023)

From Your husband’s dead. He’s never coming back. So why is he on a dating site asking you to go out with him?


Linda has it all: a gorgeous home, a devoted husband, two loving daughters. But she throws it all away to chase an impossible dream.


Linda is alone and penniless, living in a shabby rented flat. With nothing to lose, she signs up to a dating app for the over 50s. But the one man who responds to her profile, a man calling himself Tony Fortin, is not who he says he is.

Linda recognises him immediately. He’s Marcus, her second husband.

But that’s impossible. Marcus died eight months ago. He drowned off the coast of Corfu.

As Linda digs deeper, she discovers that the man she married second time around had been keeping secrets from her. Very dark secrets.

Now the one person who can help her is the person who has every reason not to get involved.

Her first husband.


My Rating: 1 star out of 5

CAN PUBLISHERS PLEASE STOP MARKETING BOOKS AS UNPUTDOWNABLE?!?! I mean, I would also like them to stop adding "completely gripping" in the title as well because nine times out of ten, I have found them to be the most boring books ever. And sadly, this one was no exception. 

None of the characters were particularly likable, especially Linda, and considering the amount of time we spend in her head, this was a huge turn-off for me as a reader. In fact, the more I learned about her the more I disliked her, she was the catalyst for everything that happened, yet she loved to act like she was the victim.

I also did not appreciate the way the author seemed to lead us by the nose, telling us what we should be feeling instead of letting us form our own conclusions based on the information given to us. 

Once you add in all of the twists that I am sure were meant to be enticing, but ended up being confusing, the speculation of certain characters and the absolutely unnecessary drama of others, this one quickly spiraled into something so bogged down I couldn't wait to be done with. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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