The Loving Husband

The Loving Husband

Christobel Kent / Jul 23, 2019

The Loving Husband Fran Hall and her husband Nathan have moved with their two children to a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens a chance to get away from London and have a fresh start But when Fran wakes one night to find

  • Title: The Loving Husband
  • Author: Christobel Kent
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  • Fran Hall and her husband Nathan have moved with their two children to a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens a chance to get away from London and have a fresh start But when Fran wakes one night to find Nathan gone, she makes a devastating discovery As questions about her husband and her relationships start to mount, Fran s life begins to spiral out of control What is sFran Hall and her husband Nathan have moved with their two children to a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens a chance to get away from London and have a fresh start But when Fran wakes one night to find Nathan gone, she makes a devastating discovery As questions about her husband and her relationships start to mount, Fran s life begins to spiral out of control What is she hiding from the police about her marriage, and does she really know the man she shared her bed with

    The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent The Loving Husband has received a mixed reception some reviewers love it, others aren t impressed And I m probably in the middle, so I d agree with the average review One cold winter night, Fran Hall is awoken by her husband, Nathan, getting into bed beside her. THE LOVING HUSBAND by Christobel Kent Kirkus Reviews A woman finds her husband dead behind their house and then realizes he was not at all the man she thought she knew in Kent s The Crooked House, , etc gripping domestic thriller. The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent Fantastic Fiction The Loving Husband In a dilapidated farmhouse out in the vast waterlogged plains of the English Fenlands, Fran awakes groggily to her baby s cries one February night and finds the bed empty beside her Her husband The Loving Husband A Novel THE LOVING HUSBAND centers on Fran Hall, wife of Nathan and mother of four year old Emme and three month old Ben Fran is a hot mess We meet her as she is awakened in the wee hours of a Sunday morning by a half awake, somewhat fleeting to say the least encounter with her husband The Loving Husband A Novel eBook Christobel THE LOVING HUSBAND centers on Fran Hall, wife of Nathan and mother of four year old Emme and three month old Ben Fran is a hot mess We meet her as she is awakened in the wee hours of a Sunday morning by a half awake, somewhat fleeting to say the least encounter with her husband The loving Husband YouTube Jul , Household sharing included Live TV from channels No cable box required Cancel anytime. The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent, Paperback Barnes He might be beside Ben s cot, he might have woken before she did, her sleep might after all have been even deeper than usual, all things considered, and for a second a little happy world bloomed in the dark, the loving husband who d looked down at her head on the pillow and thought, let her sleep. The Loving Husband PublishersWeekly The Loving Husband She starts to do some digging of her own, and it s not long before Fran realizes that she was married to a stranger Skillfully integrated flashbacks permit both Fran and the reader to conduct a marital postmortem, and the harsh weather and isolated locale help amplify the To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet Poetry Though a pious Puritan, Anne Bradstreet s poem to her Dear and Loving Husband is a passionate plea for true and everlasting romantic love. Love Quotes For Husband Text And Image Quotes Love Quotes for Husband Of the many forms that love can take, marriage is one of the most beautiful, as portrayed in these love quotes for husband Marriage is also one of the most challenging relationships there is, as most will undoubtedly agree Married couples have to overcome numerous struggles and differences in order for a marriage

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      • Christobel Kent

        Christobel Kent was born in London in 1962 and now lives in Cambridge with her husband and four children in between she lived in Florence She worked in publishing for several years, most recently as Publicity Director at Andre Deutsch Her debut novel A Party in San Niccolo, was published in 2003.Series Sandro Cellini


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    1. When the email came through from the publisher about this book, it said "for fans of domestic thrillers" and I was like: is that me? That's me, isn't it?! I must read it.I won't mention the book that this is obviously being compared to (two words, rhymes with John Swirl) or the bestseller from last year that it's also being compared to (five words, rhymes with The Twirl in the Rain), but these books are like crack for us unromantic people. They're like the opposite of romance books. Instead of t [...]


    2. You know back when I first started reading Linwood Barclay I thought now here is a guy that pens what I would call domestic thrillers.  I had never really put those two words together before when describing a book.  Now it seems that there is  glut of books on the market that fit that description and The Loving Husband is one of them.The story opens with Fran laying in bed.  The reader gets the sense that she may be semi awake or still  hovering in a dream like state.  There is an intimate [...]


    3. The book opens with a scene that is shocking and strange. It grabbed me. I knew I’d learn more of the people involved and I wanted that; I needed to make sense of this bewildering event. First I’d learn of the past. Fran was once a dedicated career woman, writing for a magazine in London, but she didn’t have much luck with men. Her last boyfriend, Nick, was a shady character: a good looking bad-boy, involved with nightclubs and clandestine deals. But her luck might be changing, she recentl [...]


    4. * Thank you to shotsmag for my ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**4.5 STARS*Swirling snow across the Fens, only adds to the chill factor already present in this well crafted psychological thriller from Christobel Kent. In just a few pages I was completely hooked.Fran and Nathan Hall live in a fairly rundown farmhouse on the edge of the British Fenlands. Surrounding them is a damp flat landscape with big wide skies. In the summer it may appear to be an idyllic location, but it's a [...]


    5. Fran and Nathan Hall live in a farmhouse with their two children. One night Fran is wakened by her baby crying but the bed was empty next to her and Nathan was gone. She searches the house for him and makes a devastating discovery. The police start searching for Nathan but as their suspicion mounts the questions for Fran grow.Is Fran keeping a secret? Was Nathan the loving husband she thought she knew?A phycological thriller where family life is not what it seems.I would like to thank Net Galley [...]


    6. Domestic thrillers have slowly become a genre in their own right, and when they feature a strong storyline and good writing they are almost impossible to put down. Unfortunately this just didn't live up to my expectations; I thought the cover art was inspired but that was perhaps the best part about the entire thing. Fran and her husband Nathan have recently upped sticks to rural Cambridgeshire with their two young children. When Nathan is found brutally murdered on their vast property, Fran is [...]


    7. Fran and Nathan are like any married couple or are they? They decided to move back to where Nathan grew up with their two small children. Nathan chooses an isolated farmhouse. The farmhouse is pretty bleak and not quite what Fran had hoped for. In the middle of the night, Fran is woken by their baby and finds her husbands side of the bed empty.She goes to look for him downstairs and makes the shocking discovery.The police seem to think she may be involved, she feels so isolated, alone. But is th [...]


    8. Also read my review here: bookbum.weebly/book-reviewAVAILABLE NOW IN THE UK!Firstly I’d like to thank Netgalley and Little Brown Book Group UK for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.This has a very samey storyline, how many books have you read where a husband has a secret second life? I did enjoy this for a good while but it got to the point where the subjects of the novel got to me in a negative way and I found it really hard to continue reading. For some readers th [...]


    9. Here we go again – a book that promises to be “utterly compulsive” and “eerily menacing” - and fails miserably.Fran and Nathan move with their two small children from the hustle and bustle of London to the desolation and loneliness of the Fens. Nathan occupies himself with his work as a project manager while Fran mopes around most of the time with nothing more exciting than hanging curtains and looking after a baby and a small child. One cold night, having awoken to find Nathan's side [...]


    10. I read The Crooked House and quite enjoyed it, so I thought I'd try this one. In some ways it's quite similar, focusing on an isolated woman in a remote community, but I didn't think that this worked so well. Fran is living in the fens with her husband Nathan and their two children, having given up her work in London to bring up the kids. One night, she finds Nathan's body in a ditch outside her house, and discovers that he had a secret life she knew nothing about. The is set partly in the prese [...]


    11. Had to surrender. The sampler was really good, but that was before any dialogue started. Constant use of unfinished sentences and one or two line replies from main characters drove me crazy. Very weak and rude police detective and a wishy-washy FLO did not help. I had zero feeling for the protagonist as she was practically dead herself! Bizarre experience.


    12. Firstly I would like to thank TBC and the publisher as I won a copy of this book in a giveaway. Unfortunately this book was just not my cup of tea at all. The whole storyline just seemed to drag and unfortunately it didn't grab my interest in any way. I had heard some good things about it and was determined to see it through until the end but alas even by the end it still hadnt grown on me. Sure this book will appeal to some other readers who likes a plot to be more drawn out but it just didn't [...]


    13. This isn't my usual choice of read but I was intrigued by the synopsis. Fran Hall is married to Nathan he's a builder a project manager, or so he says. He moves Fran and their two children to a run down farmhouse on the Fenlands. Then one night Fran wakes to the baby crying, there's no sign of Nathan so she ventures outside and makes a grim discovery.Right from the very first page I was confused, the writing is all over the place, the flipping between the past and present plus the constant chang [...]


    14. A gripping spooky thriller. You trust your husband with your life wouldn't you? After all your married have children and wouldn't mind moving to a remote farm house to please your husband. But what if your husband is hiding secrets from you. Fran finds her husband dead and it seems that the police have their suspicions that Fran killed her own husband. Fans of Apple Tree Yard and The Silent wife will know that marriage is nothing as it seems. For me I think that The Loving Husband by Christobel [...]



    15. I was very taken with Christobel Kent’s last book, I meant to explore her backlist, but before I could do that a new book appeared and I had to read it.It’s a psychological thriller, asking questions about how well we really know the people who share our lives, and about what happens when we don’t tell ourselves the truth.Fran Hall and her husband Nathan lived in a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens with their two children. She used to have a job she loved and a group of friends, but she le [...]


    16. This book had all the right ingredients for a thrilling story but sadly, the ending fell flat for me. I loved the tension and I loved trying to work out what was going on; what was behind the motive for Nathan's death. On the downside, I think there was way too much going on overall and at times it did get a bit confusing. Perhaps most irritatingly, having finished the book, I'm still trying to piece together some of the events and their relevance. Perhaps it's just me, but I felt the ending was [...]


    17. thanks to netgalley and publisher for a copy of this book for an honest review.I couldn't get into this book and struggled all the way until the end and just felt like the characters weren't real and felt the storyline going off on tangents. maybe it was just my feeling of this book.


    18. Review on snazzybooks I have to say that although I’m usually a fan of ‘domestic noir’, which this book fits into, this story fell flat for me. However I still thought it was an entertaining read.The main protagonist Fran was irritating and unlikable. Now, it doesn’t automatically mean I’m going to dislike the book because of this, but the rest of the story wasn’t enough of a hook to make me care what happened, and I struggled to really care about any of the characters.The writing st [...]



    19. Listened to in audio format.I have read other people's reviews. and I am glad I am not the only person who found this book confusing. Fran Hall lives with her husband Nathan and two children on the edge of the Fens. One night Nathan disappears and Fran finds him dead in a ditch at the bottom of their garden. Two male detectives are assigned to the case who are sure that Fran murdered Nathan.As the investigation continues the reader realises that Nathan was not a loving husband at all, he was man [...]


    20. Whenever I’m unsure about a book, I always read a few reviews on , to see how it’s gone down in general. The Loving Husband has received a mixed reception; some reviewers love it, others aren’t impressed. And I’m probably in the middle, so I’d agree with the average 3* review.One cold winter night, Fran Hall is awoken by her husband, Nathan, getting into bed beside her. A few hours later, she wakes up alone, and wanders downstairs to find her husband. Find him she does, but he’s in a [...]


    21. I quite enjoyed this book - I did want to know what happened, but something was missing. The story jumped about from the present to the past and back again. The story is somewhat far-fetched partly because of the timescale. I know it is fiction, but fiction has to maintain some hold on reality.Fran is not a particularly likeable character and yet I didn't get the impression she was so weak as to be manipulated by Nathan. She had had the strength to break up with her previous partner when she saw [...]


    22. Not as good as I had hoped. Rating : 2.5 starsWhat started out as a tricky and difficult read, (which I considered adding to my DNF shelf at 5%, 12% and again at 20%!), turned out to be good-ish. I gave this my best shot, but it certainly wasn’t all smooth and flowy, so I couldn’t get really engrossed into its storyline at any point throughout. It's a shame, because I was looking forward to this one. Trouble is, I’ve been spoilt with Crime/Psychological Thrillers of late, with the likes of [...]


    23. I wanted to like this book but have finally finished it after twice as long as I'd expect to read such a book and am left frustrated and confused. The book opens with Fran Hall finding the body of her husband, Nathan, who has been murdered. Fran and Nathan moved from London back to the Fens a few years before the story takes place. Nathan was brought up in the area and the unravelling story to find his killer introduces the reader to many of his childhood friends and acquaintances along the way. [...]


    24. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review.Fran is woken up by her baby crying and she realises her husband, Nathan, isn't in bed beside her. They have moved to an isolated farmhouse on the edge of the Fens in order to make a fresh start away from the rat race in London but Fran has not been altogether happy with her new surroundings. When she makes a shocking discovery her life is turned upside down. Who can she trust? Can she even trust herself and her own memories? While th [...]


    25. There are plenty of novels around built on the same premise as this one: a husband goes missing or is killed and the wife uncovers dark secrets that underpinned their marriage - but this is one of the better in that sub-category. Kent is a subtle writer and keeps the atmosphere edgy and unsettling as Fran Hall has to both keep her own secrets while fending off the suspicions of the police and uncover the secrets of her elusive husband. The setting of a rural village in the Fens adds a slightly s [...]


    26. Fran agrees to move to the large house on the fens to please her husband, even though she feels totally creeped out about both the house & the surroundings. Struggling with a small child and a new baby she feels more and more isolated. When she finds her husband dead outside the house her world spirals into chaos as she discovers that maybe she never knew him at all.This book kept me on the edge of my seat. Christobel Kent captures the atmosphere of the landscape, its bleakness in winter and [...]


    27. What. The. Hell. The Loving Husband is a train wreck of a novel. Characters have no background, no distinguishing characteristics. No one is likable; this would be fine if it were a good book and there was a reason for everyone to be unlikablebut it isn't, and there wasn't. It's hard to believe a copy editor ever saw the manuscript. I could complain about the myriad grammatical offenses, but that's low-hanging fruit, and it's much more interesting to note that the structure is an utter mishmash. [...]


    28. The Loving Husband was a book mentioned in The English Kindle Mystery Group, it probably falls most closely into the domestic thriller category and is meant to lean on the popularity of the bestsellers of that genre. The opening was good, the wife finding her husband’s body at their farmhouse in the isolated fens while an unidentified man looks on. The home is not being described as a “charming farmhouse” but instead gives a feeling of desolation and decrepitude lending to the atmosphere o [...]


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