Our Husband (a humorous romantic mystery)
by Stephanie Bond
Kindle Edition: 293 pages
Publisher: NeedtoRead Books
Hell hath no fury like three women scorned…
Thirty-something Dr. Natalie Carmichael has it all—a busy family practice in a small town, a great old Victorian house she inherited from a beloved aunt, and a handsome husband of six years with a thriving sales career in prosthetic limbs. But her perfect world begins to unravel when a man shows up demanding the jewelry she’s wearing in return for a debt her husband Raymond owes. Natalie is still reeling when she receives a phone call that Raymond has been in a minor car accident. She rushes to the hospital with thoughts of strangling the truth out of him, only to discover that two other women have beaten her there, both claiming to be married to Raymond!
Fifty-something socialite Beatrix Carmichael knows Raymond married her for her money, but she loves the cad anyway. Over the years, though, their childless marriage and his constant traveling have driven her to drink, pop pills, and keep the home shopping channels in business. When she gets a call that Raymond’s been in an accident, she actually relishes the thought of him lying captive in bed, forced to spend time with her. But when Beatrix arrives to find two other women vying for a place by his bedside, she’s looking for a plug to pull.
Twenty-one-year-old Ruby Lynn Carmichael thought she’d hit the jackpot when she met Raymond at the strip club where she works. He swept her off her feet, gave her a big fat ring, and bought her a double-wide trailer as a wedding gift. Ruby thought her life was set…until she learns that Raymond has two other wives in the wings, and the women aren’t exhibiting a very sharing spirit. Still, Ruby Lynn has a secret growing inside her that will ensure she gets what’s coming to her.
When over-committed Raymond Carmichael dies suddenly, his wives are grief-stricken and furious not to have the chance to confront him about his triple betrayal. But their heartache turns to suspicion when it’s revealed that Raymond was murdered. They all have means and motive, yet they each profess their innocence. To save themselves, this unlikely trio band together to track down a killer, and along the way, find a lot more than they bargained for.
"Bond's fun and frothy story keeps the plot twists coming." –Publishers Weekly
“This is one of the best books I’ve read in months.” –Academic Planet
“Only another woman could understand and write a novel that brings these three together in the worst of circumstances and make it a witty and sexy plot about women and friendship.” –Beachlife
“The story is well-written and paced, with unforgettable characters, snappy dialogue, and plenty of plot twists and turns.” –AOL Romance Fiction Forum
“Bond’s memorable and heart-warming romance is funny, irreverent, and thoroughly enjoyable.” –Booklist
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