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My Husband the Stranger

Be strong enough to stay But what if you found out that it wasn't an accident at al. 35 StarsIt was the fascinating concept that drew me to My Husband the Stranger and it was due to my interest in the idea of the book that kept me reading to the end However having finished the book I just can t help but feeling flat I m not sure exactly what I was expecting from the story but I feel as though it could have been There were certain storyline elements that I could see coming a mile off and although I was interested in the story and it definitely was written in an engaging way and I enjoyed the writing style there was just something missing for me Graeme saw Molly first Later that same evening Alex his twin brother leaves the bar with Molly and its the start of their relationship Fastforward to now and three years after a dreadful accident Molly is still hoping that Alex will turn back into the man she fell in love with For three years ago there was a dreadful accident that caused Alex brain damage and it has drastically changed his personality He is now like a child in an adults body with some of a childish mindset but at other times incredibly angry and other times can just about show the old Alex is still deep inside him And it is for that reason that Molly is determined to stand by her man no matter what cost to herself and her own dreams potentially We get the story from two different perspective Molly in the hear and now stuck in a job she hates caring for her husband and trying to make the best of the situation and then we have chapters from Alex s point of view which are the memories of how he and Molly got together and key moments in their relationship history The story at all times kept me wondering what would happen next and ultimately what Molly would decide Graeme wants to offer them as much support as he can and it must be so weird for Molly to spend time with the twins when one of them has changed to dramatically My Husband the Stranger certainly makes you think how would you cope in Molly s situation I m not sure I d be compassionate enough to my non existent husband to cope with a major change in personality although I d like to think that love would overpower everything Thought provoking and throws up intriguing uestions in a book that I enjoyed readingThank you to Netgalley and Michael Joseph for this copy of the book which I reviewed voluntarily and honestly Gloom Town leaves the bar with Molly and its the start of their relationship Fastforward to now and three years after a dreadful accident Molly is still hoping that Alex will turn back into the man she fell in uinze dias love with For three years ago there was a dreadful accident that caused Alex brain damage and it has drastically changed his personality He is now Cheating for the Chicken Man like a child in an adults body with some of a childish mindset but at other times incredibly angry and other times can just about show the old Alex is still deep inside him And it is for that reason that Molly is determined to stand by her man no matter what cost to herself and her own dreams potentially We get the story from two different perspective Molly in the hear and now stuck in a job she hates caring for her husband and trying to make the best of the situation and then we have chapters from Alex s point of view which are the memories of how he and Molly got together and key moments in their relationship history The story at all times kept me wondering what would happen next and ultimately what Molly would decide Graeme wants to offer them as much support as he can and it must be so weird for Molly to spend time with the twins when one of them has changed to dramatically My Husband the Stranger certainly makes you think how would you cope in Molly s situation I m not sure I d be compassionate enough to my non existent husband to cope with a major change in personality although I d The Last Runaway like to think that On Tidy Endings love would overpower everything Thought provoking and throws up intriguing uestions in a book that I enjoyed readingThank you to Netgalley and Michael Joseph for this copy of the book which I reviewed voluntarily and honestly

REVIEW My Husband the Stranger

S transformed into a total stranger How would you cope What would you do Would you. Not an easy read nor an upbeat read This one wrung out the emotions It s a novel that tackles the complexities of loving a totally changed person after a brain injury something that can impact moods behaviour personality and patienceAlex and Molly start off being that couple you want to be part of Disaster strikes and their lives are changed forever when Alex suffers an acuired brain injury in an awful moment Imagine the man you loved is locked up inside and everything he does and says is different to before Like you got a new husbandAlex s twin brother Graeme stays as close as possible to Molly and Alex his offers of help received with mixed feelings The clever plot takes us across two timelines the days leading up to the accident and now The author starts to weave in some uestions and before long you know everything may not be as it seemsMolly s emotional journey is uite heart breaking and powerful It s not easy for her now She cares for Alex like a carer his needs never far from her mind but what about herOnce the twists and turns start to rear their head the book engaged me much It s a bit of a slow burner this one I wasn t bored but do with some twists had popped up a bit earlier The characters are complex and you will form your own feelings toward them uickly Be prepared for some surprises as you readI found this an enjoyable read It s got depth and an interesting plot line that explores human relationships 4 stars from me for this I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley All review opinions are entirely my own and totally unbiased

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A tragic accident A terrible injury And in a moment the man you fell in love with i. My reviews can also be seen at I read the description for this book it hit close to home My ex husband was in a severe car accident while we were first dating in 1995 and suffered a head injury This changed everything for him and although he was nothing like Alex there were some similarities Especially right after the accident His head was still swollen to about twice the size and he wasn t acting like himself He would get angry very uickly and had trouble with his memory I remember thinking I was 19 what if he stays like this It was scary We were told that once the swelling went down he should get back to normal For the most part it did That s not to say there wasn t lasting effects Anyhow this is a book review and not my life story so I ll leave it at thatI was very intrigued and excited to get readingIn one moment EVERYTHING can changeWhat you would do if your husband became another person overnightMolly and Alex seem like the perfect couple Very in love busy planning their future together But after a terrible fall her husband sustains a severe head injury This injury changes him into someone Molly has a hard time recognizingTold from Molly s perspective in the present and Alex s perspective prior to his accident I like how it was written It added insight into their early relationship and helped us get to know Alex before Possibly very minor spoilersFor the next few years Molly struggles to keep things together Alex is distant gets very angry and has problems with his memory On top of taking care of Alex Molly is trying to hold on to a job she hates but desperately needs She s exhausted all of the time Every morning she wakes up hoping it will be the day that Alex turns back into the man she fell madly in love with But everything may not be exactly what it seemsThis book was well written and I was intrigued to see where it was going to go I was pretty sure I had everything figured out and although I was partially correct there were a few things I didn t see coming It was uite emotional at times I really felt for everyone involved But I could relate to Molly as this person was not the man she married But glimpses of the man she once knew kept her hopeful The guilt at her feelings and at the same time wanting to care for him This definitely relates to the vow in sickness and in health We may think we know what we would do in the same position but like anything else until it happens to youyou just don t knowI enjoyed this novel I will definitely be looking for of Rebecca DoneThank you NetGalley Rebecca Done and Penguin UK Michael Joseph for providing an advanced readers copy of this book for me to read in exchange for my honest review


About the Author: Rebecca Done

Rebecca Done lives in Norwich After studying Creative Writing at the Norwich School of Art & Design she worked for several years as a magazine editor Currently a copywriter Rebecca is also a keen runner fair weather surfer and one time marathon canoeist This Secret We're Keeping is her first novel



10 thoughts on “My Husband the Stranger

  1. says:

    My reviews can also be seen at I read the description for this book it hit close to home My ex husband was in a severe car accident while we were first dating in 1995 and suffered a head injury This changed everything for him and although he was nothing like Alex there were some similarities Especially right after the accident His

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    Another audio read where I have to say I do usually become uite distracted Although I do love to listen when I am on my work commute This was a little bit sinister a little twisty A slow burn but nothing overly exciting Molly and Alex are madly in love but Alex's twin seems to hover around whether in physical proximity or not Alex suffers a brain injury after an accident and we see the tragic difference of th

  3. says:

    My Husband the Stranger written by Rebecca Done is an emotional and at times a heartbreaking read Although not my normal genre this family drama encased in a love story grips you from the first page and doesn't let go There is a twist to the tale at the end but don't be fooled into thinking this is a psychological thriller as it isn't It's a slow burning love story that is hit by tragedy and how the affected characters

  4. says:

    Not an easy read nor an upbeat read This one wrung out the emotions It's a novel that tackles the complexities of loving a t

  5. says:

    Book reviews and at wwwsnazzybookscom Well I sped through this book with many tears My Husband The Stranger is a contemporary novel that isn't

  6. says:

    After several years together Molly’s husband Alex has a terrible fall resulting in severe brain injury that leaves him psy

  7. says:

    I enjoyed Done's first book This Secret We're Keeping about a forbidden love affair between a schoolgirl and her maths teacher this one explores the emotional aftermath of an accident that leaves husband Alex brain damaged and a stranger to his young wife Molly The story is told in a fragmented narrative Molly today Alex in the past an increasingly clichéd structure in contemporary fiction but does give us insight into the strong relati

  8. says:

    35 StarsIt was the fascinating concept that drew me to My Husband the Stranger and it was due to my interest in the idea of the book that kept me reading to the end However having finished the book I just can't help but feeling flat I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting from the story but I feel as though it could have been There were certain storyline elements that I could see coming a mile off and although I was interested

  9. says:

    This is not about the recovery from or acute aftermath of a brain injury so much as it is about the new normal how to live the rest of your life with a man whose improvement from now on will be marginal His cogniti

  10. says:

    This book is a leaf out of the life of Alex and his wife Molly and how their life is altered for good after an accident The book swings between the past and the present and throws light on how Alex is and how he used to be Molly is stuck in a job she hates as the bills pile up and her husband isn't capable of holding down a job Alex's twin brother Graeme is the bad boy amongst the two and is the last person Alex spends his time with before

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