Thursday 4 April 2024

Review - The Best Way to Bury Your Husband by Alexia Casale

The Best Way to Bury Your Husband by Alexia Casale
Publisher: Viking
Release date: 14 March 2024
Back cover blurb: 'Maybe if I do enough weird stuff in the run-up no one will suspect a thing when I move into the body-disposal phase of my life as a secret widow.' Sometimes a woman has to take matters into her own hands. Sally never meant to cave her husband's head in with a skillet. Or at least she didn't until suddenly, she did. But Sally isn't the only woman in town being pushed to breaking point. When coincidence brings four strangers together, a surprising solidarity is formed. So can they find the best way to bury their husbands – and get away with it? Darkly funny and with a big beating heart, The Best Way to Bury Your Husband takes the friendship between four very different women and unravels a complex issue with a light touch (and several spades). Hear more from Alexia Casale on her inspiration for The Best Way To Bury Your Husband in the author note at the beginning of the novel.

When Sally accidentally murders her husband with a skillet during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, she has no idea that her life is about to change for ever.

She makes a split second decision to not phone the Police. Her husband has tormented, bullied and abused her for years. She doesn't deserve to go to prison due to accident. She deserves to finally start living her life.

The pandemic will buy her some time whilst she figures out what to do next...

It is a unique set of circumstances only possible during the pandemic that determines what happens next.

For Sally isn't the only one whose husband has met a decidedly suspicious ending during lockdown. None of the women meant to kill, all were driven by years of suffering and abuse like Sally. Some in the same accidental scenarios, and some not so, but you could hardly call it premeditated.. or blame them.

Determined that none of her new found friends will go to prison, the women who have been bought together in the strangest of circumstances begin to devise a plan to hide their husbands bodies so that their crimes may never be recovered, and they can finally be free.

Will they succeed? You'll have to read it for yourself to find out!

I absolutely loved everything about this novel. It is so clever and funny. I appreciate it might not be too everyone's taste, but I really enjoyed it.

The Best Way to Bury Your Husband is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

x Vicky-Leigh x

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