#Blogtour and #Bookreview: My Husband’s Lover #Thrillers #Wildswimming


A wife. A mistress. A week away with no escape…

As my girlfriends and I sip wine and share secrets in the flickering candlelight of our remote Scottish hideaway, we all agree we need this break. Every morning we will swim in icy cold lochs and hike to remote beaches and each night we will sip wine and share stories, cosy beside the log burner. It will be a break none of us will ever forget.

But behind my warm smile, there is ice in my heart. One of my friends is my husband’s lover, and it’s only a matter of time before I discover which one. She thinks she has me fooled, but she’s not the only one with secrets.

I don’t let my smile slip, but as I get closer to the truth, it becomes very clear that in these remote Scottish hills, far from help, someone is going to pay for their lies with their life…

A completely gripping and addictive page turner. Fans of The Guest List, K.L. Slater and Jackie Kabler will be utterly hooked on My Husband’s Lover.


This is a cleverly plotted thriller that will most assuredly keep you guessing until the end. The book grabs you at the beginning with a shocking twist; Sophie’s husband has been cheating, and she’s just found out that his mistress is one of the people on a “wild swimming” getaway she is currently attending. Sophie is determined to find out who this woman is, but there is so much more in store for her than that.

The plot twists in this novel never let up, and the reader is on a literal roller coaster throughout this exciting read. Because this is a plot-driven book, character development sometimes takes a back seat, but that does not take away from the story. The concept of a swimming getaway called “wild swimming,” which is basically swimming in a natural, remote location, rain or shine, sometimes with few amenities, is something I haven’t heard of before. It’s the perfect setting for a thriller.

If you love books with shocks you never expected, pick this one up. Fans of thrillers will love Jess Ryder’s latest. My rating is 3.7 stars, rounded up to 4.

I received a free copy of this book from Bookouture via Netgalley. My review is voluntary and my opinions are my own.


Jess Ryder is the pseudonym of Jan Page, author, screenwriter, playwright and award-winning television producer. After many years working in children’s media, she has recently embarked on a life of crime. Writing, that is. So she’s very excited about the publication of her debut thriller Lie to Me. Her other big love is making pots.

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