The Man She Married by Cathy Lamb

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Man She Married

SummaryIn Cathy Lamb’s gripping and thought-provoking novel, a woman whose memory is shattered must piece together her husband’s secrets–and reevaluate her life, love, and relationships . . .

When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They’re happy, she’s almost sure of it.

Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he’s receiving, the apologies when he thinks she can’t hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident suggest a deeper secret.

When she finally awakens, Natalie is determined to find out the truth. Sorting through clues as her brain heals, she realizes she has a rare opportunity–to reexamine the life she’s made and the man she’s made it with. But as answers come to light, she faces surprising, heartrending decisions, as well as a danger that could upend her world once again, as Zack’s past finally catches up with them . . .


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

First off can we take a few moments to appreciate how pretty this cover is?!

So, secondly: This book is a bit different than I had anticipated it being. I was thinking a more suspense-y feel with some twists and turns and this book is less about that. There is much more about Natalie and her coma and her struggles to regain her life after being in a coma.

I have to give Cathy Lamb some major props- because she could have had Natalie wake up and be fine- but she obviously did some research and had Natalie spend time recovering- or trying to recover because there really is no guarantee that after having a traumatic brain injury that people get back to their “normal” selves.


What I Liked:

The cover (as referenced above!)

How much research Cathy Lamb did in her book. Again, she could have taken the easy way out- but her story about Natalie shed some light on some areas that I was not really too much aware of.

Natalie’s friends. Loved them.


Bottom line: While different than I had anticipated, the story of The Man She Married was a win on many levels.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


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