The Husbands

The Husbands

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Chandler Baker, the New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network, is back with The Husbands, a novel that asks: to what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband?

Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are, and designs and orders the holiday cards. Her husband works hard, too... but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder?

When the Spanglers go house hunting in Dynasty Ranch, an exclusive suburban neighborhood, Nora meets a group of high-powered women--a tech CEO, a neurosurgeon, an award-winning therapist, a bestselling author--with enviably supportive husbands. When she agrees to help with a resident's wrongful death case, she is pulled into the lives of the women there. She finds the air is different in Dynasty Ranch. The women aren't hanging on by a thread.

But as the case unravels, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having-it-all. One that's worth killing for. Calling to mind a Stepford Wives gender-swap, The Husbands imagines a world where the burden of the "second shift" is equally shared--and what it may take to get there.

Title:The Husbands
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250319517
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    The Husbands Reviews

  • MarilynW

    The Husbands by Chandler Baker (Author), Allyson Ryan (Narrator) I enjoyed The Husbands and thought it was funny while also thinking that I was glad this wasn't me as the wife. I think the narration h...

  • Holly  B

    Welcome to Dynasty Ranch! A neighborhood where the women are in charge. They have influence, powerful jobs, and husbands that keep the household running like clockwork. Because you know, women c...

  • Michael David

    I think there’s a word missing from the title.The Stepford HusbandsThere...that’s better. Nora is an attorney. Her husband, Hayden, works too. But who has to come home and take care of their 4-yea...

  • Ceecee

    3.5 rounded up Like women, men come on all shapes and sizes and degrees of helpfulness and initiative especially in terms of the home and childcare. Nora is juggling a very demanding boss and job as a...

  • Susan

    It’s a Woman’s World.At least many of the characters in this book would like it to be.Nora is probably the most educated and accomplished hot mess narrators I’ve come across. However, she’s no...

  • Denise

    This book puts a whole new spin on the Oliver Wendell Holmes quip, "Man has a will, but woman has her way." If I had to sum up this book in a few words it would be - great message, poor execution. I l...

  • Liz

    I was a big fan of The Whisper Network, so I was curious where Baker would go next. This book, described as a gender swap version of The Stepford Wives tackles what it takes for women to get men to be...

  • Barbara

    “The Husbands” by Chandler Baker is a fun feminist thriller that every mother, especially working moms, will enjoy. It begins with Nora Spangler, pregnant with her second child, working at a law f...

  • Sally Hepworth

    The 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 h...

  • L.A.

    3.8****This satirical humor had me doubled over. The book does have a distinct resemblance to The Stepford Wives in a gender role reversal. In an exclusive suburban neighborhood at the Dynasty Ranch, ...