In As Husbands Go, Susie Gersten is surrounded by severely dysfunctional people. Her in-laws, her best friend, her own parents. Susie has her own issues. She even admits that she’s more superficial than Super Mom. The only perfect person in her world is her husband, Jonah; everyone says so. Until he’s found murdered in a prostitute’s apartment.
But Susie isn’t satisfied with the results of the police investigation, so along with her very not-grandmotherly grandmother, she launches her own investigation. Susie’s no Nancy Drew, but she manages to solve the mystery while battling her in-laws, Jonah’s business partners, and the DA’s office.
Considering the subject is a dead husband, there is quite a bit of humor in this book. There is also a lot of heartbreak: Susie telling her four-year-old triplets that Daddy’s not coming back, and all those little moments when it hits her that Jonah won’t be walking through the door again.
I’d recommend this book and I’ll be adding other books from Susan Isaacs to my to-read list.
There is no blood, sex or graphic violence in this book, but there is some language and some discussion of whether Jonah had sex with the prostitute.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.