Book Review: It’s Always the Husband
By Michele Campbell
Kate Eastman, Aubrey Miller and Jenny Vega are assigned to
room together as freshmen at Carlisle College.
Kate is popular and from a rich family.
Aubrey is dirt poor, at the college on a scholarship and
ready to finally get a life and start living it!
Jenny is a townie from a loving family who dreams of making
it big after college.
Lucas is a jock who secretly dated Jenny in high school
until Jenny broke up with him. In college Lucas is one of the guys Kate dates.
Tim is Lucas’ cousin.
Griff always loved Kate but Kate only tolerates him because
he is rich.
One day, Kate and Lucas get into an argument when Lucas
tries to break up with her. Kate gets really angry and pushes Lucas off a
bridge. Tim, Aubrey and Jenny witness it. Tim runs into the water to save Lucas,
Tim gets a head injury and does not remember that night. Aubrey was there to
commit suicide but changes her mind. Jenny was there to stop Aubrey from
committing suicide. Lucas dies.
Twenty years later……
Kate is unemployed, married to Griff, an ex-rich kid. Kate
does not love Griff. She has numerous affairs. Her most recent affair is with Ethan
(Aubrey’s husband) and she ends up pregnant.
Aubrey owns her own yoga studio, she is married to Ethan, a doctor
who constantly cheats. Aubrey secretly loves Griff.
Jenny is mayor and married to Tim a construction company
owner. Jenny has hidden the truth of how Lucas died from Tim and Tim still does
not remember how Lucas died.
Kate ends up dead and it could have ties to Lucas’ death
twenty years ago or it could have been a suicide.
Owen Rizzo has just been hired as the town’s sheriff. He met
Kate for a brief moment before her death. Now as sheriff he is determined to
find out who murdered Kate. But he could be so fixated on saying that this was
a murder when it could have been a suicide.
Themes I saw:
Loving someone who
does not care about you
Aubrey loves Kate but Kate is selfish.
Aubrey loves Griff but Griff loves Kate.
Ethan loves cheating and is currently cheating with Kate.
Kate loves Ethan.
Aubrey, Jenny and Kate hold the secret of what really
happened to Lukas.
Having lots of money gives the person access to the best of
Kate’s dad is rich and so he was able to quickly get Kate
out of the country to a place that she would not be extradited from. He then
had the family lawyer handle the “new truth” of what happened to Lucas.
Money doesn’t automatically
Kate’s family has a lot of money but Kate is a damaged kid. She
lost her mom at a young age, she believes that her dad hates her and so she
drinks a lot of alcohol, attends all the parties and does lots of drugs. When
Kate is older she gets married to Griff a guy she does not love but he has a
lot of money. Kate cheats on Griff all the time, she continues with drinking
and doing drugs.
There was friendship, murder, suicide, revenge, betrayal, love, drugs, and the ending surprised me because the explanation of how Kate died was not what I though. I loved the book!!!!