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The Perfect Husband

The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner Narrated by Sarah Zimmerman

What do you do when you discover your husband is a serial killer?

Jim Becket chose the shy teen to be his bride because he believed he could manipulate her. Tess spent years cowering before an abusive father. She believed Jim, a decorated cop, was everything she dreamed of, but her dreams soon became nightmares.

The mental abuse Jim put her through should have broken her, but Tess proved she was made of stronger stuff. When she began to suspect her husband wasn’t only sadistic but a murderer, she began to document his life and helped put him behind bars.

When Jim escapes, Tess must fight back to protect herself and her daughter. Once more putting herself in danger, she turns to a burned-out ex-Marine with his own demons to battle. Together, they will do whatever it takes to stop a mad man.

This is an excellent, edge of your seat suspense thriller with a little romance, family drama and great backstory. Lisa Gardner knows how to leave us breathless, afraid to miss a minute of the action. Narrator Sarah Zimmerman makes the book come to life until you feel you are the one fighting for your life. This was an awesome story you should experience for yourself.


I write suspense with a hot romance and a southern accent. I like strong characters with attitude and charm. Heroines who can rescue themselves and heroes who aren't afraid to love them.