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The Husbands

Chandler Baker



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Hachette Australia
30 June 2021

Welcome to the neighbourhood. We do things differently here.

Recently, Nora has started to feel that 'having it all' - a family, a soon-to-be new house, a successful career in law - comes with a price, one her husband doesn't seem to be paying quite so heavily. She loves Hayden, but why is it that, however hard men work, their wives always seem to work that much harder?

Then her house-hunting takes them to an affluent suburban neighbourhood and Nora's eyes are opened to a new world. One where women can have it all. One where the men actually pull their weight.

But a wrongful death case involving one of the local residents draws Nora further into this perfect world and she begins to realise that the secret of 'having it all' is far more complicated than she could ever have imagined. In fact, it may be worth killing for...

Smart, sharp and timely, The Husbands imagines a world where the burden of the 'second shift' is equally shared - and what it might take to get there. If you love the novels of Liane Moriarty, Celeste Ng and Sally Hepworth you will devour The Husbands.

'Chandler Baker, queen of the feminist thriller, has delivered once again! The Husbands is a poignant exploration of what it would take for women to have it all ... and it's as sobering as you might imagine. My head is still spinning. I can already hear the book club discussions!' SALLY HEPWORTH

'Every once in a while there's a book that stays with you - whether the subject resonates, makes you think or quite simply shocks. The Husbands does all that, and more... this brilliantly written novel will truly make women everywhere feel seen' Woman & Home


'A delicious and timely thriller' New York Times Book Review

'A murder mystery that happens in today's #MeToo era ... completely thrilling' REESE WITHERSPOON

'There's a lot of buzz about this page-turner thriller, which is Big Little Lies with a splash of #MeToo' NW Magazine

'Lies will be uncovered and secrets will be exposed' Woman's Day

'Chandler Baker brings to life the rage that simmers for many in her newest novel' Family Circle

'This clever and resonant book centres around five women working in a Dallas legal firm and pulls no punches when describing the sexism and harassment they experience' WA Sunday Times

By:   Chandler Baker
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9780733642746
ISBN 10:   0733642748
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   30 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chandler Baker got her start ghostwriting novels, including a book series that has sold more than 1 million copies. She grew up in Florida, attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied law at the University of Texas. She has previously published five young adult novels and now lives in Austin with her husband and two children where, in addition to writing, she practises corporate law. Whisper Network, her first adult novel, was a New York Times bestseller. Keep in touch with Chandler via her website, or you can find her on Twitter @cbakerbooks and Instagram @chandlerbakerbooks

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