The Husbands

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Flatiron Books
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4.09 X 7.4 X 1.18 inches | 0.61 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound

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About the Author

Chandler Baker lives in Austin with her husband and toddler where she also works as a corporate attorney. She is the author of several young adult novels and her adult debut, Whisper Network, was a New York Times bestseller and Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine pick.


"A gender-swapped version of The Stepford Wives -- and to add further enticement, it's set to become a film starring Kristen Wiig."
--Entertainment Weekly

"Chandler Baker, 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 head is still spinning. I can already hear the book club discussions!"
--Sally Hepworth, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Sister

"A fun, fast-paced book...Because something needs to change, drastically, if women are expected to continue combining careers with raising families."
--Washington Post

"[A] page-turner...An unsettling portrait of marriage, motherhood and love."

"[A] delightful and furious take on Stepford Wives."

"The book reads like a direct descendant of Ira Levin's 1972 feminist classic, The Stepford Wives...Baker insists that, while a sexist society may be the culprit behind mothers' distress, it makes villains of us all...I found myself holding my breath."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Utterly engrossing and thoroughly timely, The Husbands is both a gripping, well-crafted mystery and an insightful critique of motherhood and marriage in the modern age--working mothers everywhere will feel seen in the best possible way." --Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and A Good Marriage

"A modern thriller for an era when women are told they can have it all, but societal expectations still make that nearly impossible. It's wickedly funny, but also dead serious in its piercing social commentary."
--Texas Monthly

"Chandler Baker's delightful and furious take on Stepford Wives."

"A dark and hilarious tale you don't want to miss."

"Leave it to Baker to deliver yet another pulse-racing thriller...a modern exploration of motherhood, marriage and the myth of having it all."

"This fast-paced read will make you think twice before asking your dear beloved to take out the trash."

"This gender-swapping Stepford Wives story is as creepy as it is delicious."
--Good Housekeeping

"A fascinating thriller about the lengths women will go to get the support they deserve."
--Bitch Magazine

"Baker uses Nora's relatable sense of being overwhelmed to stoke suspense in this dark exploration of modern family dynamics. A prime choice for book groups."

"...a delightfully cutting romp. A perpetually timely page-turner."

"The Husbands is a howl of feminist rage but also one that is pure fun."
--Stylist UK

"[Baker] paints such a convincing picture of [Nora's] stretched-to-the-breaking-point existence."
--Publishers Weekly