Her Husband's Mistake by Sheila O' Flanaghan #Review
Welcome to the celebrations for the paperback publication of Sheila O'Flanaghan's Her Husband's Mistake on 5th March 2020.
Roxy’s marriage has always been rock solid.
After twenty years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple.
Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour.
Suddenly Roxy isn’t sure about anything - her past, the business she’s taken over from her dad, or what her family’s future might be. She’s spent so long caring about everyone else that she’s forgotten what she actually wants. But something has changed. And Roxy has a decision to make.
Whether it’s with Dave, or without him, it’s time for Roxy to start living for herself . . .
As I read this book, I could not help but empathise with Roxy as she came to terms with the changes in her lives. My patience with her husband, Dave, became more and more strained and I must admit, it actually snapped part of the way through the story. There are some lovely characters created here. None more so than Roxy's mother, whose attitude to life I loved and whose loyalties were always on the right side.
Throughout this novel, Roxy comes to terms with her changing circumstances and you get to travel the way with her. Her guilt at leaving her children and her realisation that she did not have to be the superhuman person who pleased everyone else all the time made her seem to be a human and likeable person. I also loved the odd amusing moment when she observed her clients' celebrity lifestyles and then looked back at her own life, often with a rueful shake of the head.
I would have loved an epilogue to see what Roxy did next but we are denied this- it is all left to the reader's imagination as to 'What happens next?'
In short: Changing times.
About the Author
Sheila O'Flanagan is the author of many bestselling novels including The Missing Wife, My Mother's Secret, If You Were Me, and Someone Special. She worked in finance for several years, but always dreamed of writing fiction, and she is now a full-time writer, with over twenty bestselling novels published. She lives in Dublin with her husband.
You can also read my review of The Missing Wife here
and What Happened That Night here.
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