The New Husband by D.J. Palmer

The New Husband

Just because you love someone doesn't mean you know them.Nina Garrity learned that the hard way after discovering that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But Glen's gone--presumably drowned while fishing on his boat--so she can't confront him about the affair or any of his other misdeeds. A year and a half after the accident, Nina considers herself a widow, even though the police never found a body. Foll...

Details The New Husband

TitleThe New Husband
Release DateApr 14th, 2020
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The New Husband

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    WOWWWW! This is SOOOO DISTURBING, MINDBENDING! This is nightmar-ish, terrifying, unputdownable, sick, nasty! My head is spinning! My mind already left my head, running out of the town with a valise filled with my remaining grey cells! This book hooked me up from the first sentence. I couldn’t stop reading. I couldn’t also bite my nails because they were too short and freshly manicured so I accidentally consumed 3 bags of doritos, 2 bags of g...
  • Debra
    How well do you know someone?Whew! FINALLY!!! I have been reading (or attempting to read) some less than enjoyable books lately. This was like a breath of dark, twisted, creepy air. My first bit of advice is this: go into this one as blind as possible. The synopsis is enough. Nina Garrity has moved on since the disappearance of her husband, Glen. After the police came to her door to tell her that his bloody boat was found but not his body, she le...
  • Paromjit
    This is a intense, tense and utterly twisted psychological thriller of lies and secrets by DJ Palmer. Just how well is it possible to know your partner in a marriage? Nina Garrity finds everything she thought she knew about her husband, Glenn, collapses after he goes missing on a fishing trip, the boat has lots of blood but questions as to Glenn's whereabouts remain unanswered. Simon Fitch, a teacher, appears on the scene, a sweet, caring and kin...
  • Meredith
    CAMPYThe New Husband is an over-the-top psychological thriller about a woman who finds love with a man who may or may not be a psychopath. Nina, a single mother of two, has found love again. After her husband mysteriously disappeared without a trace a year and a half ago, she began dating Simon Fitch, a teacher at her daughter, Maggie’s middle school. Nina’s friends and Maggie have qualms about Simon, but she decides to embrace love and move ...
  • Dita
    Reviews are all over the place for this and I get all of them.I agree that it was a little slow to start but when it did? It zooooomed and it was a really wild ride.The writing is quite good. The author expertly shows us how emotional abusers ramp up gradually making their target feel crazy; the gaslighting in particular was so perfectly illustrated. (TW here, BTW.)The real star of this show, however, is the characterization of 13 year old Maggie...
  • Marialyce
    There are times when a book calls to you and says why not take a chance and see how it goes. For this reader, that chance paid off. I was ready for the typical story about a missing husband and the man who comes to take his place. But this book was deliciously devious and offered a few heart racing moments.Poor Nina Garrity! Not only is her husband missing, but it seems as if he was a two timing embezzler who had her fooled from the get go. So mu...
  • Elyse (semi hiatus) Walters
    SPOILER INCLUDED....( NOT ‘the’ *major* spoiler - but...’a’ spoiler)....I can’t resist ... I don’t drop spoiler-bombshells - often in reviews- but I was ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING ... when discussing this book with my husband, Paul. It’s amazing how fun & alive books become with buddy/chats. This wasn’t the first time I’ve laughed (inappropriately actually) - when reading a domestic-psychological thriller book. The uncontroll...
  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    My second book by Palmer and let me tell you, he is a storyteller like no other. If you love books that you sit down and devour in one sitting then he's your author. I despised Simon and loved Maggie, you have to read this book to find out why. Twists and turns and so much going on that you had to keep turning the pages.5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book. The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable r...
  • Andrea Pole
    The New Husband by D.J. Palmer is a wholly addictive read that pulled me in from the very start. Having read the author's previous novel, and enjoying it immensely, I knew that I was in for a treat. Let it suffice to say that my expectations were far exceeded by this one. D.J. Palmer is an author to watch.When her husband Glen goes missing and is presumed dead, Nina soon finds love again with teacher Simon, and moves him into the family home with...
  • Sherri Thacker
    Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an early release of this book for my honest review. This started out a little slow for me and I almost put it down. I kept reading, thinking I know where this is going but nope, I was wrong so of course I had to keep going. A twist through me completely off base in the middle of the book. So yes, I kept reading! Without giving too much away, Simon is not who he thinks he is! A pretty good book and it kept...
  • Donna Hines
    Can you really and truly know someone just by simply being married?Nina is coming upon this realization after uncovering the truths about her husband Glenn who has gone missing after fishing on his boat.Not to jump to conclusions but what if he was leading a double life and doesn't want to be found?Nina for all intense purposes has moved on and declared herself a widow even though a body was never found.She is now dating a handsome teacher from h...
  • Lisa
    This story will keep you up at night. It's a slow build in the beginning- setting the scene, if you will. We get to know Nina, Simon, Nina's kids. Most of the story is told in third person but some of it in Nina's daughter's perspective. Obviously a young teen girl whose dad disappeared would have different thoughts on the new man in their lives.The second half is where things get, um, crazy. Like crazy crazy. Disturbing, suspenseful, a story it'...
  • Theresa Alan
    The first half of this novel is excruciatingly slow moving. I didn’t think the writing was fabulous. At the halfway mark, things get considerably more interesting. The ending is an absolute heart-wrenching page turner. If you can deal with that pacing, you might like this book. WARNING, I’m about to give something away so stop reading now if you don’t want to know: because I have an aunt you was a victim of domestic violence (which ended in...
  • Kim Bruce Daniel
    Wow!!! I didn’t want to put the book down!! Oh so good of a thriller!!! I booed Simon & cheered for Nina & the kids!! DJ did it again! I highly recommend it!!
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE NEW HUSBAND by DJ Palmer in exchange for my honest review.***4.5 STARSNina’s husband Glen vanishes from a fishing boat, leaving behind a trail of blood. Two years later, he’s presumed dead and she’s moved on with Simon, much to the chagrin of her tween daughter, Maggie who sees a darkness in her mom’s boyfriend her older brother Connor and mom do not.From the moment Simon...
  • Diana Iozzia (Bookworm Banter)
    “The New Husband”Written by D.J. PalmerReviewed by Diana Iozzia“The New Husband” was an exciting and entertaining thriller, that follows a mother named Nina, who’s daughter is very suspicious of her new stepfather, Simon. Nina is a very strong-willed and likable character, whose first husband either perished or disappearing during a fishing boat accident a few years ago. After falling in love with her daughter’s teacher, Simon, Nina f...
  • Janet
    When it is snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOLI received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .The New Husband is a riv...
  • Christy Wv Tate
    Oh my did this book keep me on the edge of my seat. This book had many twists that I didn’t see coming. I thought I had it figured out but I was wrong.A fisherman finds a boat with a dog and blood. Nina’s husband has suddenly vanished- no clue as to why...Simon the kind hearted middle school teacher is there to lend his shoulder, help with searching for her husband. Nina starts to have feelings for Simon.Does Glen come back. This book hits th...
  • lovebooks
    Great book! Suspenseful! Nina finds out her husband is missing. She finds out he lived a double life she or their children knew nothing about. Glen supposedly drowned while fishing All they found is their dog and blood on the boat. Nina meets a man named Simon about a year later. He’s a teacher at her daughter’s middle school. Maggie is not happy her mom moved on so fast with Simon and neither are her friends. Are they right? Did Nina unwilli...
  • Judy Collins
    Look for my Q&A Elevator Ride with the author coming April 2020! WOW! 2020 books are smoking! Palmer has switched over to the "dark side!" What an awesome read! THE NEW HUSBAND is INTENSE, ADDICTIVE, MIND-BLOWING! Top Books of 2020. More of this, please. This one will turn heads (360 degrees). Readers, move this to the TOP your list! This may be one of his best. The manipulation is off the charts! A WINNER! Cover crush. I am a huge fan of Dan...
  • Ludwig
    Nina knows two things about her ex-husband: 1. He’s had an affair2. His body is nowhere to be found So when she meets Simon, she can’t help but feel like she might be falling into the same mistake again. But surely, Simon is perfect. He loves her deeply. He wouldn’t mean her any harm. Would he? I think The New Husband definitely is J. D. Palmer’s successful attempt at a domestic thriller. This author can write anything he puts his mind to...
  • Maureen
    Average in every aspect. Not a bad read. Not a great read.
  • Diane Merritt
    When I started this one had a hard time getting into it. Wanted to see what happened though, and glad I stuck to it as it got better and better. Was an enjoyable read. Thanks to the publisher and net galley for an early release of this book.
  • Caroline Bertaud
    Well, I don't quite know exactly what to make of this book. It was very slow, like with nothing happened, for almost the entire first half of the story, but I kept reading because of all the raving reviews, including a couple reviewers whose judgment I trust. But boy was it painfully slow. Then, finally, the pace picked up. There was however, nothing I hadn't read in other books. I still don't understand Glen's story or Simon's plan at the end of...
  • Janice Lombardo
    One of this year's best!Nina lives with Simon about 18 months after her husband had disappeared (and is presumed dead). Though Glen's death cannot be not legally declared until 2 years, Simon has asked Nina to marry him. Still a bit unsettled, and with a daughter (Maggie) in junior high and son in high school (Connor), Nina hesitates to give Simon an answer - at least not yet. Simon is a junior HS teacher. He comes off as a decent enough guy - es...
  • Olivia L
    [Q:] What do you get when you cross a deranged, gaslighting psychopath with a grieving family, a mutinous teenager, and Daisy the Dog?[A:] A rousing game of 'Simon Says'... The Garrity family has been overwhelmed by trauma and drama. Glen, the dad, is missing, presumed dead. The children, Connor and Maggie, are barely coping. Nina, the mom, is trying to move on and rebuild her family with the help of her new boyfriend, Simon. What is Simon's deal...
  • Noreen Anastasia
    Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC for my honest opinion. Another book I finished only to be able to give an honest review. None of this was enjoyable. All unlikable characters, juvenile writing, poorly plotted, and just bad. Nina, mother to Maggie & Connor, has recently moved her family in with her new love, Simon. She met Simon very quickly after her husband either vanishes or gets murdered. Simon is wildly controlling, and Nina might jus...
  • Anne
    I raced through this one as we know there's something suspicious about Nina's new boyfriend, Simon from the beginning. Her husband Glen has gone missing--presumably drowned--after his bloody fishing boat is discovered with only their dog on board. Two years later there is no body and few clues; Nina is attempting to move on with her daughter's middle school teacher, Simon. They've bought a house together and Simon continues to woo Nina, hoping to...
  • Autumn
    3/5 starsThis is a tricky book to rate, because I wanted to rate it much higher based on the ending, but had to keep reminding myself that up until the 50% mark I was kind of bored.In "The New Husband", Nina Garrity's husband, Glen, has mysteriously gone missing. Presumed dead, Nina begins trying to get on with her life...that is until it comes to light that Glen had an affair with another woman. Wondering what other secrets Glen may have been hi...
  • Marianne
    Middle of the road This had a good premise, writing and characters. It was a quick easy read that kept me entertained. Nina could be a bit selfish (moving in with a man she barely knew to avoid having to leave a town she loved) and she did make some additional foolish decisions. It had some decent twists and there was a feeling of great suspense at times. Was it a bit over the top? Yeah, it got a bit crazy and coincidental. The reasoning for all ...