Thursday, November 18, 2021

Review: Her Silent Husband by Sam Vickery

Her Silent Husband
by Sam Vickery

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When we got married all those years ago you said you’d protect me. We built a family and a happy, stable home. You said we were a team. But now I’m holding my daughter’s hand all alone as you lie still in your hospital bed. You’ve left me to look after our children all by myself. I will never understand why.

The moment Beth finds out that her husband Drew is in a coma her entire world comes crashing down. With four children to care for, and her six-year-old daughter Ceci still recovering from heart surgery, she can’t imagine how she’ll be able to manage on her own.

But then she finds out that Drew tried to end his own life. And as she desperately waits to find out if he’ll wake up, she must grapple with the devastating idea that he may not want to.

Beth has no idea why Drew would do this, but when his sister Gemma arrives at hospital she seems less surprised – there were terrible secrets that Drew had been keeping from Beth. Lies about his past and the person he really is. Lies that will change everything Beth thought she knew about her husband and could tear her perfect family life apart…

Kritters Thoughts:  A woman is barely holding it together with four kids and her youngest who has Down syndrome and has recently had heart surgery - has her plate full until she gets the call that her husband is in a coma at the hospital and it is of his own doing as to how he got to the hospital.  She must make major changes to their family's rhythms to be able to barely take care of everyone.  

This book was a hard reading, mostly due to the subject matter.  With drugs, depression and suicide as factors for a few characters, it was hard to see the light at the end of the book until the bitter end.  The book changed perspectives mostly between Beth the mother and wife at the center of the story and her sister in law Gemma who has been dealing with her own demons and her brother's brush with death really shook her to the core.  

A great read that showed me a life that I could never imagine with a full house and a family dealing with a lot of tough issues.  One of my favorite things about reading the family dramas is imagining a life that is so far from mine and experiencing it for the length of a book.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 141 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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