My Dead Husband by NJ Moss (Audiobook)

Published: March 8, 2022

Dreamscape Media

Listening Length: 7 hours 56 minutes

Narrator: Ella Lynch

Genre: Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of the audiobook for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

❗️Trigger Warning: this novel discusses topics that are graphic, vulgar, violent❗️

NJ Moss worked as a fiction ghostwriter for ten years before he turned his skills into his work. His latest novel is My Dead Husband: a twisted tale about family, revenge and the past catching up to the present. When he is not working on his next thriller, you can normally find him walking his dogs (Loki and Gizmo, a Jack Russell terrier and a Chihuahua), rollerblading up and down the promenade of Weston-super-Mare, or spending time with his lovely wife.

Ellie managed to escape from husband Kayden’s vicious abuse—and since learning from her mother-in-law that he’s taken his own life, she’ll never have to worry about him again.

But instead of relief, Ellie is now experiencing terror in the form of frightening phone calls, hostile strangers on the street, and what appears to be deliberate sabotage of her writing career. Thinking she’s spotted a reflection of Kayden’s face only makes her wonder if she’s having a breakdown . . . again.

With the help of a new man in her life, Ellie intends to head to Scotland and find out once and for all what is real and what is illusion—but the deeper her investigation goes, the darker the truth becomes . . .

“I was free.”

Ellie was finally living her life without the constant terror her estranged husband, Kayden, looming over her. Until everything starts going wrong, and Ellie can’t figure out who wants to destroy her.

Holy. Buckets. I have never read NJ Moss before, and not only do I have whiplash, my jaw is still on the floor, and I said a string of very naughty four letters words as this book ended.

The plot, pacing, characters, twists, and intensity are well done. I was captivated by the madness that kept happening.

Ellie is so soft and sweet, a survivor trying to move on with her life. She finds her voice and strength and refuses to be someone’s prey again.

I did figure out one of the plot twists before it was revealed, and when it was confirmed, I screamed. There were some very hard to hear portions of this novel, trigger warnings for domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual assault.

I enjoyed how Moss wrote about madness as a theme while intertwining past and present. It was a well-choreographed dance that will make your head spin.

Overall, this was a fantastic novel. I was entertained, disgusted, appalled, sad, angry, and shocked. When the twists started coming fast and furious, nothing slowed the descent into the chaos.

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