What Holly’s Husband Did by Debbie Viggiano – Book Review

What Holly’s Husband Did by Debbie Viggiano – Book Review

What Hollys Husband Did by Debbie Viggiano

What Holly’s Husband Did

Author – Debbie Viggiano
Publisher – Bookouture
Pages – 358
Released – 29th May 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1786813909
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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Holly Hart has been married for fifteen blissful years to hubby Alex. Well… if you don’t count last Christmas, when she accidentally found a load of flirty texts on Alex’s phone. But every marriage has its ups and downs and Alex had a perfectly reasonable explanation… so why can’t Holly forget what she saw?

With the help of best friends Jeanie and Caro, as well as their handsome neighbour Jack, Holly resolves to settle her mind once and for all with a bit of sneaky detective work. So what if her husband isn’t exactly Brad Pitt? He’s hers, and if someone else is trying to steal him she wants to know who… But the truth is way more shocking than Holly ever anticipated. Can Holly, let alone her marriage, ever recover from what she discovers?

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Holly has been married to dentist Alex for Fifteen years. They have one teenage daughter Sophie and were happily married until Holly found some flirty text messages on his phone from ‘Queenie’. Alex tries to convince Holly that it is someone from his practice who is stalking him, but she’s not convinced.

With the help of lifelong best friends, Jeanie and Caro, plus neighbour Jack, Holly decides to seek out the truth for herself. But has she bitten off more than she can chew?

I’ll start by being completely honest. I got three chapters into this book and wrote it off. I just couldn’t get myself interested in it, and so I put it down for a while, but something kept on nagging at me to pick it up again. So eventually I gave in and gave it a second go. Whilst I didn’t find myself laughing hysterically, or even out-loud, I did find the book engaging and interesting and I’m glad that I didn’t write it off completely.

The characters are all well developed and interesting to get to know and were perfectly realistic. The relationship between the three best friends is just how you would imagine it to be when you have been through everything together since school. Holly is a woman on a mission. A lot of women would have screamed and yelled at the messages on their husbands’ phone, but Holly decides that he is her husband and this other woman isn’t having him. Not sure I would have done the same, especially with an over-bearing, stuck-up husband like hers was.

There is a great twist in What Holly’s Husband Did too which I didn’t see coming. I sat and read the book (second time) on a hot glorious day in the garden and finished it within a few hours. It held my attention and was truly enjoyable. The author has taken a serious issue and made it light-hearted, which has really worked. The book is an easy read perfect for adding to your summer TBR list.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Debbie Viggiano What Hollys Husband Did

Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued puppy from Crete, and a very disgruntled cat. Occasionally her children return home from uni bringing her much joy…apart from their gifts of dirty laundry.

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8 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    I wants it!

  2. Love Reading says:

    Great review. this book seems like it is right up my alley.

  3. Tasha says:

    I really enjoyed your review and how you struggled the first time but blasted through it the second. It has me intrigued and I have added it to my TBR 🙂

  4. Finitha Jose says:

    Not my kind of my book. Still a great review

  5. Cia Black says:

    This is going to be an amazing read, your review just helped prove that.

  6. Allie Bock says:

    Great review. Can I ask what changed the book for you that you read it quickly through the second time? If it is a spoiler, I guess I will just have to read it! ?

  7. I think because it had been marketed as this big ‘Laugh-out-loud, hilarious book’ the first time I was looking and waiting for the laughs. I could see parts which I presumed were supposed to be funny, but they never came for me. There were a lot of sexual (not explicit) references about Holly’s love life, a bit like what seniors at school might talk about, but as a 40-year-old woman I didn’t find them hilarious. As I kept on thinking about the book after putting it down, I approached it with a different head and as a easy, quick, fun read. Much better the second time around when I wasn’t looking and waiting for the laughs. Hope that helps.

  8. Great review now I am really curious about what is the twist in the book, this book really does looks and sounds like a great summer book, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.