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I just read a terrible book

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mrsblackcat Mon 10-Oct-16 20:51:56

Really, really bad.

Woman is married and has two rude daughters who I think we are supposed to be charmed by.

Husband leaves and starts a relationship with extremely rich beautiful glamorous woman. We are supposed to believe she would be interested in an ordinary bloke with kids.

Wife burns down the house she lives in. Husband comes back but she shags his brother instead.

Then there is a whole boring subplot about wife's mother having left when she was a kid but it goes nowhere.

I am annoyed with myself for reading it as I'd read another of this authors books and it was awful. But the blurb sounded good so I thought I'd give her another chance.

So I am asking you for a synopsis of a terrible book YOU have read!

RobinHumphries Mon 10-Oct-16 22:00:07

Aunt comes and visits a "country" family and convinces them to send eldest daughter to Manchester to work in a mill. Girl then gets seduced by mill owner and falls pregnant. Aunt then takes girl in until baby is born, baby is taken away and girl returned to family. Later on girl gets in a relationship with much younger man, Aunt visits again and turns out young man is the son. Girl is left alone and shunned by society and then accidentally burns her house down.

Seems to be a trend of houses burning down and awful books

mrsblackcat Mon 10-Oct-16 22:02:23

That one sounds all right, Robin grin

jelliebelly Mon 10-Oct-16 22:05:12

Lol I've just got sucked into reading the same book -truly appalling!

mrsblackcat Mon 10-Oct-16 22:07:15

As mine, or Robins? smile

It's bad, isn't it? Like, really bad!

JosephineMaynard Mon 10-Oct-16 22:08:31

So, what's the title of this book to avoid?

mrsblackcat Mon 10-Oct-16 22:10:12

My Husbands Wife. Dire!

mycatstares Mon 10-Oct-16 22:26:58

Why do both woman burn their houses down?!

Sparkyduchess Mon 10-Oct-16 22:30:32

I read that last week, it was DREADFUL

LineyReborn Mon 10-Oct-16 22:32:18

I might write a shit book called And Then I Burned The House Down.

FadedRed Mon 10-Oct-16 22:32:19

Why do both women burn their houses down?
Perhaps they found a big spider. grin

LineyReborn Mon 10-Oct-16 22:32:49

Brilliant grin

mycatstares Mon 10-Oct-16 22:45:46


mrsblackcat Tue 11-Oct-16 07:20:56

She fall asleep with candles burning.

The reaction of her in laws to discovering she has done this is most calm grin

I'm sure I read one by the same author some years back, about a woman who murdered her husband.

How does this tripe get published!?

Veggiesupremeextracheese Tue 11-Oct-16 07:26:39

That's not the plot of my husband's wife! confused

Lorelaiandrory Tue 11-Oct-16 07:26:39

I read that book too on holiday. But still needed to finish it tonsee if I was right about the way the story was going to end.

(Something weird happened with my phone there)

animaniac Tue 11-Oct-16 07:28:03

Yep just finished My Husbands Wife - was awful!

mrsblackcat Tue 11-Oct-16 13:26:00

What did I miss then Veggie? smile

rolypolydoll Tue 11-Oct-16 13:33:20

I got a third of the way through that book op and gave up, it really was crap, I was enticed by the blurb as well. It had very good reviews!

I've read some great books recently-
Casual vacancy jk Rowling
Cuckoos calling robert Galbraith (also jk Rowling!)
Notes on a scandal and the believers by Zoe heller.

rolypolydoll Tue 11-Oct-16 13:34:35

Missed the point of the thread!

mrsblackcat Tue 11-Oct-16 13:36:01

No, carry on! smile I keep thinking I should read Casual Vacancy but just am put off by the Harry Potter thing!

Notes on a Scandal was good too.

rolypolydoll Tue 11-Oct-16 13:42:47

Confusingly there are a couple of recent books called the husbands wife/ my husbands wife, both worth avoiding. I haven't read Harry Potter but I loved these others.

sw15mum Tue 11-Oct-16 13:44:49

OP- I've read that too! Was it on a 99p kindle deal or something- I end up reading all sorts of shite due to that!

Veggiesupremeextracheese Tue 11-Oct-16 16:51:08

Mrs black cat, my husband's wife was about a solicitor and had themes including incest, autism, infidelity, adoption and alcoholism in to name a few!

mrsblackcat Tue 11-Oct-16 17:25:33

There must be two of the same name veggie

It was a 99p kindle deal yes - a waste of 99p!

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