BOOK REVIEW - The Perfect Husband by Danielle Ramsay


The Perfect Husband

How do you know if you've married the wrong person?

It was a whirlwind romance and we had the perfect relationship.
He was my dream partner, loving, caring, attentive… until the day I married him and things became toxic.
I spent my wedding night in A&E with an ‘unexplained’ broken wrist – but I knew what happened….
My romantic illusions shattered. My fear of the future heightened.
The man I had fallen in love with wasn’t the man I married.
And that was just the start of things to come.
Quickly things escalated. He isolated me from family and friends, and with no one to turn to, he began to control every part of my life.
I tried to escape, but he watched my every move.
Until one day he went too far, and I found my strength to fight back.
I no longer wanted to be a victim.
I wanted to live.
I wanted my life back.
But at what cost?
In sickness and in health and till death us do part…

** Perfect for the fans of Louise Candlish and Adele Parks**

I received an advance review book for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Danielle Ramsay, Netgalley, and Rachel's Random Resources. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

Based on a true story, this book is graphic at times and is not for all readers. The book includes the following TWs – gaslighting, spousal abuse, and the death of a pet. The book was hard for me to read at times, yet I understand the importance of the TWs to move the story forward. It’s a bit of a slow burn but once it starts, the pieces fall into place.

The plot is realistic, and I have known women in these types of relationships. Reading this book took me back to those times. Sophie’s thoughts were important to the story, and I found myself empathizing with her after her marriage to Jay. I was disappointed that her mom and sister seemed to abandon her. Though having lived through this with a friend I understand the power of isolation and the role it plays in perpetuating the abuse.

Jay’s ability to chip away at Sophie’s memories, sanity, and self-esteem achieved the results he wanted while costing Sophie everything. Overall, if you can get past the triggers the book is an engaging page turner you won’t want to put down. 

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Author Bio –

Danielle Ramsay is a Scot living in a small seaside town in the North-East of England. Always a storyteller, it was only after completing a First Class (Hons) Degree in Media Production that she then went on to follow an academic career in literature. She was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2009 and 2010, and appointed a New Writing North Read Regional author in 2011.

She is the author of five DI Jack Brady crime novels and The Last Cut, a dark thriller with DS Harri (Harriet) Jacobs. Danielle fills her days with horse-riding, running and murder by proxy.  She is also the proud Patron of the charity SomeOne Cares, which counsels survivors of domestic violence, rape and child abuse.


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