The Best Way to Bury Your Husband

The Best Way to Bury Your Husband: Four new friends. Four dead bodies. One big problem . . .

Hardback Published on: 14/03/2024
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The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Poignant, fun, moving and chilling
Full of dark humour this tense and gripping story is set during the pandemic and covers themes surrounding domestic violence that spiked during this time. ... READ MORE
Emma at Waterstones Blackburn
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A Dark Crime Comedy
I did not know what to expect from this one but the title alone had me curious. I am so glad that this one did not disappoint, from the minute I started it... READ MORE
Ayishah Bridge

Synopsis

'I loved loved loved this book!' CHRISTINA RICCI
‘Poignant and funny, dark and searing’ ANDREA MARA
'A darkly comedic story . . . I loved it' JESSE SUTANTO
'Perfect for those who like feminism with their dead bodies' JULIE COHEN
'Tense, funny, moving and strangely cosy' HOLLY BOURNE

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Four new friends. Four dead bodies. One big problem . . .

Sally never meant to cave her husband's head in with a skillet. Or at least she didn't until suddenly, she did.

But Sally isn't the only woman in town being pushed to breaking point. When coincidence brings four strangers together, a surprising solidarity is formed.

So can they find the best way to bury their husbands - and get away with it?

Darkly funny and with a big beating heart, The Best Way to Bury Your Husband is an irresistible page-turner about the power of female friendship.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241605448
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 460g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 136 x 38 mm

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The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Really fun, with an important message
The title of this book had me really looking forward to reading it and it definitely lived up to expectations. It was very witty and heartwarming. Slightl... READ MORE
JENNIFER Barry
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Women against domestic abuse
An uncomfortable book about domestic violence. The author has kind of tried to make it lighter by having the women band together in a far fetched scheme to... READ MORE
Bri C
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Definitely one to read due to issues highlighted
Reviewer 631762 Last updated on 24 Feb 2024 A hard hitting but heartbreaking read side to side with some comedy moments. The story as a whole as mention... READ MORE
Laura Jayne Breed
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Engaging read on an important topic
I got a few worried glances from my husband whilst reading ‘The Best Way to Bury Your Husband’ by Alexia Casale! When Sally snaps in lockdown and ends up m... READ MORE
KindigBlog
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Do you have actual body parts in there, or is this a trial run?
Note that Alexia Casale’s The Best Way to Bury Your Husband is a guide to burying, not a guide to murdering! As the publisher’s tempt notes (aka blurb) tel... READ MORE
Colin Edwards
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Great book considering theme
Sally met and married Jim at seventeen to get away from her dad and dysfunctional family, only to go from the frying pan into the fire. Years of misery at... READ MORE
Always Happiest Reading
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A hard read at times .
A fast paced drama with a harrowing and serious subject at the heart of it . At times I found it a difficult read interspersed with humour it made a ... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Serious but humorous - a great read
This book took me by surprise, its a very serious subject of domestic violence towards women and how much of that escalated during covid lockdown but its w... READ MORE
Angela Norton
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A good mystery with serious themes and occasional dark humour3.5*
The Best Way To bury your husband is a well written mystery which deals with the themes of abuse and found friendships set during the pandemic, although th... READ MORE
Harriet S'
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Dark and funny with an important message
I think this book told such an important message despite its dark comedic undertones! I absolutely ADORED the little lockdown girls group, I thought each... READ MORE
Sarah Foster
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
For the title alone!
What an absolutely brilliant story. The author makes clear in a postscript that you do have to suspend a bit of belief going into this. And I did, because ... READ MORE
Laura O'Malley
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Darkly funny
I feels odd to say that I absolutely loved a book about domestic violence, and yet, I did absolutely love this book about domestic violence. It also pulls ... READ MORE
Tilly Latimer
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A five star read
It’s a well know fact that relationships came under strain during COVID. Increased forced contact with partners meant that there was a recorded increase in... READ MORE
Jo Roberts
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Recommended (and good for a book club!)
A timely, interesting and often funny book about domestic abuse, that shows the power of friendship and the need for self-belief and never giving up.. I wa... READ MORE
Nicola Pettitt
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Will have you laughing and crying all at the same time.
This book will suck you in from the first page. It’s a story that flows well which makes it an easy read which some funny parts alongside some sad. The mai... READ MORE
Charlotte Grainger
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Mixed feelings
Set in lockdown during the Covid Pandemic Sally lives with her abusive husband Jim. He is always controlling her, and it comes to a point when she can’t st... READ MORE
Michelle De Alwis
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Fabulous book!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was a brilliant example of black humour whilst being breathtakingly thought provoking. It encouraged me to conside... READ MORE
Charlotte Millar
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A wild ride.
This was so fun!! It was the perfect mix of cosy, dark, thrilling and sweet. The deeper meaning and purpose of highlighting violence against wom... READ MORE
Alicia Bower
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Very very clever!
A very, very clever way of highlighting an horrific reality by using dark humour. At times I was laughing out loud but the reality of domestic violence wa... READ MORE
Susan S
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Women finding their strength
I loved that book- am I allowed to say that when 4 women try to bury the husband's they dispatched? A story of women helping each other being strong, ingen... READ MORE
Dagmar Williams
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A hilarious but dark and necessary thriller about four women who kill their husbands in acts of self-defence against domestic violence
A hilarious but dark and necessary thriller about four women who kill their husbands in acts of self-defence against domestic violence. This is set in the ... READ MORE
Ruth Samworth
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A must read
The Lockdown Ladies' Burial Club - the nickname the protagonists in this book give themselves - just surprised me (in the best possible way). While there ... READ MORE
Febe Magda Ferro
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
True testament to female solidarity
A true testament to female solidarity, I'll be thinking about this book for a long time. There's no way I could give this anything less than five stars! •... READ MORE
Jess
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Great book
I was surprised by this book as the author managed to deal with the subject of domestic violence against women and its huge increase in lockdown with such ... READ MORE
jean
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
I definitely recommend The Best Way To Bury Your Husband.
I have loved every single book from Alexia Casale so I was very excited about this. Admittedly The Best Way To Bury Your Husband was less quirky then I ini... READ MORE
Hannah Weyh
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Excellent read!
4.5 stars It’s the start of the Covid pandemic and the country is in lockdown with the strict enforcement of rules and with Sally‘s next door neighbour... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
What happens when four abused wives kill their husbands during lockdown? This amazing book. Sally never meant to bash his head in with a skillet but it bro... READ MORE
Jessica Twibey
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Fun Book
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. A fun read despite the macabre plot and the somewhat unbelievable scenario that there are four women, in close pro... READ MORE
Grey Lady
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
4.5 ⭐️ powerful
This book was so powerful. It told the story of domestic abuses many faces in a way that was funny. The statements at the start and end were pertinent to t... READ MORE
Abbie Heath
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
The Title says it all
“Marry in haste, repent at leisure” so they say. Sally escaped early from her abusive father, by marrying Jim – who turned out to be just as abusive. “Ou... READ MORE
Denis
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A total thrill and joy to read
Set at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, this darkly comedic mystery-thriller was a total thrill and joy to read. Sally is unhappily married to Jim, suff... READ MORE
Michelle Chai
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A brilliant must read
I really enjoyed this book. I just flew through the pages. I couldn’t put it down. I look forward to reading more from this author @AlexiaCasale It’s poig... READ MORE
Claire  Turkington
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Interesting…
Written by an expert in domestic violence, this was a humorous story about four women who managed to kill their husbands in self defence all in the same we... READ MORE
Nic. C/ Nickiknackinoo
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Thought-provoking
Thought-provoking novel set in Covid lockdown times. It tackles domestic violence and female friendship using plenty of dark humor. Do read the afterword!
Chiara Cc
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Important message among the hilarity
A hard hitting but heartbreaking read side to side with some comedy moments. The story as a whole as mentioned above is traumatic and needs trigger warnin... READ MORE
Laura Jayne Breed
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Deliciously dark!
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for an arc of 'The Best Way to Bury Your Husband'. Alexia Casale has written a deliciously dark and at tim... READ MORE
Frances
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Tough but Brilliant
**TRIGGER WARNING: Domestic Violence** If you liked, “How to Kill Your Family: a Novel” by Bella Mackie, you will love this. It’s tough to read at times... READ MORE
Tina Bailey
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Dark Comedy
A book about domestic violence being read by someone who has been through it? Not normally a good idea. But I laughed, I felt their shame and pain and some... READ MORE
Jacquelyn Karp
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
5 Stars
This is a dark comedy novel about four women coming together after killing their husbands during lockdown. This has become a genre of storytelling that I h... READ MORE
Hannah Priest
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Read this book
I was drawn to this book by the title, as I thought it was going to be funny. It was humorous, but I found I could only reach the humour once I had got pa... READ MORE
Cathy Mincher
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Even if you don't buy this now, put it on your 'to read' list.
5* I would like to thank Net Galley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, the reason I wanted an ARC of this book was because I was ... READ MORE
Bethany Cunningham
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Strangely heartwarming - and fun!
Even though this book is about women suffering domestic abuse and killing their husbands during Lockdown, I found this book to be quite a cosy, almost read... READ MORE
Laura Nazmdeh
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Darkly humorous
This story is about four very different women with one unfortunate thing in common. Given the nature of the main topic - domestic abuse in various forms - ... READ MORE
Farah Ghuznavi
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Dark humour and domestic violence
This story is about four very different women with one unfortunate thing in common. Given the nature of the main topic - domestic abuse in various forms - ... READ MORE
Farah Ghuznavi
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Funny but also serious
Sally didn’t mean to crush her husband’s head with a skillet, but she’s so much happier now that she has. And she isn’t the only woman in town being pushed... READ MORE
Ella - The Story Collector
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Absolutely joyous read - despite the subject!
“For too long I let a small man steal my joy and potential.” I really, really enjoyed this book; it was dark, twisted and very funny. But even in the da... READ MORE
Poppy
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Not Quite For Me
It took me a long time to get into this book and even then I didn’t find myself fully hooked the way that I had hoped. What I will say is that I thought... READ MORE
Soapsud
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Funny but earnest
Sally has been a long suffering wife for many years. During lockdown things take a turn for the worse. She snaps. What follows is the repercussions of sudd... READ MORE
Joy Bosworth
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A topical, blackly funny, moving and thought-provoking read.
The Best Way To Bury Your Husband is the fourth novel, and the first adult fiction, by British-American editor and author, Alexia Casale. A few months into... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A true triumph!
Maybe as a man I shouldn't have liked this book? I didn't like it, I LOVED it. Domestic violence is a subject very close to my heart as there is history of... READ MORE
Brad Mace
The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
A fun/dark book with an important message
This is one of those books that I’d judged by its cover before starting to read it and thought I knew what it would be about - the gist is obviously not di... READ MORE
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