Review: My Perfect Husband by Georgina Cross


Print Length: 315 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (May 16, 2024)

From  My sister is dead. Did I marry her killer? 

The moment I first gazed into Alex’s soulful gray eyes, I knew I’d met the man I wanted to spend my life with. And I was right. When my beloved sister vanished, Alex put up posters and wiped away my tears after bad dreams—he put me back together. 

But when police pull a crumpled photo from my dead sister’s pocket, and I see my husband’s familiar face smiling back at me, my perfect world shatters… Smoothing out the faded picture, I get shivers down my spine. I pray it’s a mistake, because I thought they’d never met. Was I wrong to trust the man I married? 

The color drains from Alex’s face when I hand the photograph to him, and his explanation just doesn’t add up. I wonder if my sister called him out on his lies. Did she push Alex too far? Or did he push her? As I look at the man I promised to love forever, I realize he must not know that I don’t trust him. If he killed my sister, am I next? But I won’t let him hurt me. My husband has no idea what I’m capable of, and how far I’ll go to keep myself alive… 

My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Right off the bat, I am going to admit that my problems with this one were entirely "me" problems that other people may be able to overlook. As a matter of fact, after taking a quick glance at the other reviews, I see I am in the minority with my thoughts on this book. But that's okay. Not every book is for every reader. 

To begin with,  I didn't find Lauren or Alex to be particularly likable characters, especially the farther into the story that I got. Even when the "truth" comes out, I still didn't see a reason for them to act the way that they did towards one another. And while I completely understand why the author decided to go the route they did, I also didn't feel the urgency that I think I was supposed to feel. In fact, it took me a long while to finish this one simply because I found it easy to put it down and go off to do something else. 

As the story continued, I was also a little floored by the way it seemed that the police (both the original investigating officers as well as the new detective on the case) just seemed to let Lauren (and at the time her family) investigate on their own. I mean, I suppose it's different in a missing person case, but Lauren talks about having a binder where she has copied the original detective's notes, and how she has copies of the original reports and how she and her family in fact interviewed people. It was just weird. And then Lauren is called back to New Orleans once her sister is found and is once again allowed to just kind of run off and do her own thing. 

Now to be fair, up until this point I was leaning towards 2.5 maybe even 3 stars because while I wasn't exactly glued to the pages, I didn't give up on it either. But then the book ended and ...... well. If that wasn't the biggest load of bullshit I've ever read. 


So they were both there leading up to the deaths of their siblings. So what if they were both there the night they died. What I don't understand is how they can be charged with obstruction of justice (and all the other bullshit charges they were being threatened with) if (going by their stories, some parts which are fact, some parts that are fiction), they weren't anywhere near the scene when the pair died. The police have no proof in fact that either party was there to witness it, much less be involved in it or have information on it. 

And then it ends with Lauren wondering which one of them would rat the other out first. So essentially as far as we know, the book ended on a cliff-hanger as we don't know the actual outcome of the police investigation. Do they have a united front on they were there, but left before their siblings died, or do they turn on each other? 

The not knowing just pisses me off. 


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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