How well do we really know the ones we love?



A new psychological thriller about a woman whose seemingly perfect world is rocked by the reopening of her first husband’s murder case.

After losing her husband Derrick in what appears to have been a random street crime, thirtysomething Emma has built a new life with widower Tom. Tom is kind, handsome, driven, and successful, and Emma is finally able to feel safe again, both in their relationship and in the home they’ve made together on the Connecticut shore.

Then one day a homicide detective shows up at Emma and Tom’s door asking questions. Though Emma had been cleared of her husband’s murder, it appears that law enforcement is taking another look at her and the case.

What have they found exactly? And more importantly, will the renewed investigation ruin Emma’s chances for a happy life?

A fast-paced work of psychological suspense asks the question, “How well do we really know our loved ones?”


“An immersive, spellbinding thriller about a woman questioning everything—including her husband. In Kate White’s perfectly plotted novel, it impossible to predict what will happen next.” Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

“Intricately-plotted and suspenseful. THE SECOND HUSBAND is a terrific book, packed with surprises and a nail-biting conclusion.” Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Golden Couple

“THE SECOND HUSBAND is suspense at its most addictive. The pages turn in a blur. You won’t put this one down.” Michele Campbell, internationally bestselling author of It’s Always the Husband

“This thoroughly involving psychological thriller promises a startling conclusion and delivers it.” Booklist

“White (The Fiancée) establishes a pervasive uneasy tone, ending chapters with cliffhangers and small revelations that propel this domestic suspense tale to an intense penultimate scene.” Library Journal

Kate White is back with another twisty psychological thriller, THE SECOND HUSBAND.The suspense ratchets up as the story moves along. Few clues are solvable here, which keeps readers turning each page at a brisk pace. Kate White has an impeccable talent for straightforward plotting and a writing style that never fails to engage. THE SECOND HUSBAND is a perfect beach read.”Book Reporter

“Kate White continues to build her fan base with another page turner, the perfect read for the beach, the mountains, and everywhere in between. Besides an intriguing mystery, White creates interesting characters that may remind us, for better or worse, of family and friends in our own lives. Hopefully, none of them are murderers. . . . There are many twists and turns in The Second Husband. There are also some life lessons. Distrust can damages relationships. One lie can easily lead to another until the truth becomes elusive. And sometimes, despite your best efforts, we never truly know the ones we love.”—Woman Around Town