Thursday, March 24, 2022

BLOG TOUR - My Darling Husband

Title:   My Darling Husband
Author:  Kimberly Belle\
Publisher:  Park Row
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   352
Date of Publication:   4 Stars
My Rating:  March 8, 2022


Bestselling author of DEAR WIFE and THE MARRIAGE LIE, Kimberly Belle returns with her most heart-pounding thriller to date, as a masked home invader reveals the cracks in a marriage.

Everyone is about to know what her husband isn’t telling her…

Jade and Cam Lasky are by all accounts a happily married couple with two adorable kids, a spacious home and a rapidly growing restaurant business. But their world is tipped upside down when Jade is confronted by a masked home invader. As Cam scrambles to gather the ransom money, Jade starts to wonder if they’re as financially secure as their lifestyle suggests, and what other secrets her husband is keeping from her.

Cam may be a good father, a celebrity chef and a darling husband, but there’s another side he’s kept hidden from Jade that has put their family in danger. Unbeknownst to Cam and Jade, the home invader has been watching them and is about to turn their family secrets into a public scandal.

With riveting twists and a breakneck pace, My Darling Husband is an utterly compelling thriller that once again showcases Kimberly Belle's exceptional talent for domestic suspense.

Jade Lasky and her two children are being held captive by a masked man who invaded their home. He issue instruction to Jade's husband Cam to have a very specific ransom amount gathered with a very tight deadline. Will Cam be able to gather the large amount demanded in time and save his wife and children? Who is the man that broke into the Lasky home? Why their family, why now and why so much of a ransom amount?

Cam is a successful restauranteer and is known as the steak king. His restaurants should be profitable enough for him to gather the money. Right? Or are things not as they seem? 

All while Jade is being held captive, she worries for her children. And for Cam. However, as the day wears on questions begin to plague her regarding the family's finances. 

In this riveting story by Kimberly Belle the character development is spot on, as is the incredible tension. Tension that never lets up for one second. Jade's strength and bravery shines though, as does that of her daughter. Cam struggles fast and furiously to liquidate his assets. This is definitely a pulse-pounding read from beginning to end. 

Many thanks to Park Row and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Home is where the laptop is.

I grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, a small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A gorgeous area, but I couldn’t find an ounce of beauty in the place. I was too focused on planning my escape, which I made to Agnes Scott College, a liberal arts school in Atlanta for women. It was In Atlanta that I met the Dutchman, who whisked me off to the Netherlands. What was meant to be a six-month stay turned into twelve freezing but fabulous years, during which I began checking off the countries on my to-see list. All these years later, I’ve still not seen them all.

Living abroad changed me in ways I can’t count, and though I don’t have the passport to prove it, I am in my heart and soul half Dutch. I know the culture, I speak the language like a native, I love that country like my own.

Fifteen years ago, the Dutchman and I moved back to Atlanta with our two kids, but every chance I get, I hop a plane to Amsterdam so I can stick my toes in sandy Dutch soil.

And of course, wherever I go, the laptop also travels.

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