A Husband's Confession - Zoe Miller (2014)

A deserted laneway. A hit-and-run accident. Two families will never be the same . . . Max and Ali Kennedy own a renowned artisan bakery in Dublin's creative quarter. Max has given Ali everything she ever wanted - marriage, children and security. Now, her biggest fear is that her precious family will be taken away from her. Across the city, Finn and Jo Kennedy live a life of responsibility and success - far removed from the carefree couple they were when they first met in Australia 20 years ago. But in the best of marriages, appearances can be deceiving. When a tragic accident befalls one of the families, a long-buried secret between the Kennedy brothers comes to the surface and a house of lies comes tumbling down. As the couples discover life-changing truths about their marriages, they must make a decision - to forgive, to forget or to move on? The stories of these two families, past and present, are beautifully woven together. The tension between Max and Finn is palpable, and their sibling rivalry is powerfully depicted. Zoe Miller is a master at capturing the intricacies and nuances of human relationships, and this book showcases that talent even more than her previous novels. It's definitely one to put on your reading list. (SBB)

Two families will never be the same after an accident in A Husband's Confession, by Zoe Miller. The summary says: "Some marriages work out to plan; others are torn to shreds. . . When Ali met Max in the summer of 1990, he turned her empty life around and filled it with love. Now, years on, Ali's greatest fear is that her happiness and contentment with her precious family and their hard won success might be taken away from her. But just as Max's star is rising, unsettling incidents at their artisan bakery in Dublin's creative quarter threaten to damage the reputation of the bakery and Ali and Max's dream. Finn and Jo were running away from heartache when they met in Australia over twenty years ago. They married on a beach after a whirlwind romance and came back to Ireland to start afresh. But now Finn is in shock after the demise of his gritty role in a popular television crime drama, and Jo fears for him and their marriage. Then an accident on a Saturday night has devastating consequences for both families, tearing their lives apart in ways they never imagined. Both Jo and Ali find out that there is no going back to the sparkle and excitement of those early years and the future depends on the strength of their love and courage." A Husband's Confession is out in March 2014.

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