The Husbands

This is a light, fun read! Lauren is single and living in London. One night, she returns to her home after a late night out, only to be greeted by… her husband Michael? She’s confused and is convinced that she has never seen this man before in her life. The house looks different; she looks at her phone and they have this shared history; her friends all seem to adore him. Then: Michael goes up to the attic to change a lightbulb and a new husband appears. And repeat: every time she sends a husband up to the attic, a new one appears. The attic is seemingly creating these new husbands for her, and with each husband, she has a slightly different life. Some husbands are a little mean, some are very nice. Sometimes her house is a mess, other times, it’s impeccably decorated. In one situation, she finds herself extremely wealthy. There are twists and turns along the way, but I don’t want to spoil anything. It’s a fun read but it’s also a bit of a meditation on life. How do we ever know we’ve taken the right path? And when do we stop trying to do better and just live our life. Parts of it reminded me so much of online dating.