Cate Ray

Cate Ray


Cate Ray writes suspense novels with compelling moral dilemmas, shining a light on the issues affecting women today. Her stories are created for readers to treasure and share with booklovers everywhere. She is the author of four previous novels of suspense published under the name Cath Weeks. She was named an ‘Author to Watch’ by ELLE. Cate lives in Bath with her family. @cateraywriter

Good Husbands

‘Multilayered, unflinchingly honest, and teeming with nerve-shattering suspense, Good Husbands by Cate Ray had me flying through the pages. Spellbound, I walked the heartbreaking journey right along with the women of Good Husbands – felt their shock, fear and uncertainty as they grappled to do the right thing … Ray has created a much-needed space for complex conversations surrounding consent and whether we really know the people we love. An absolute triumph.’

Heather Gudenkauf, author of The Overnight Guest

‘In an emotional and powerfully evocative story, three women grapple with a discovery that could shatter their lives. Ray has expertly crafted a thoughtful and important read that ends with a stunning surprise.’

Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs Parrish 

‘A brilliant thriller.’

‘The most riveting and unflinching he said/she said novel to date, Good Husbands follows three women whose lives are set on a collision course upon the arrival of an unsettling letter about each of their husbands. Absolutely staggering, insanely gripping, and wholly unputdownable, this riveting, unsettling suspense will leave you gasping for air and for answers and will have you turning the pages until the last, final, astonishing twist. With her hypnotic, dazzling prose and captivating characters, Cate Ray is a masterful storyteller at the height of her powers.’



‘A searing, compelling and beautifully written story that explores huge themes with honesty and sensitivity. Full of insight and subtle detailing, it will repay multiple rereadings.’



‘A gripping novel exploring a life-changing dilemma. An ideal book club read exploring strength in female friendship, questions of truth and loyalty, and the devastating impact of rape.’

Chloe Timms, author of The Seawomen


Good Husbands is a masterfully compelling, multi-layered novel addressing contemporary issues of power and consent. The women’s voices at the heart of the story feel fresh and modern, and I was with the trio every step of the way as they were forced to question the foundations of their most intimate relationships. Honest, at times sad, but ultimately hope-filled, Good Husbands is both a gripping thriller and a thought-provoking exploration of toxic masculinity and female friendship. I couldn’t put it down.’

Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus


A thought provoking and intelligent story about friendship, consent and how well we truly know those closest to us. I rooted for the three main characters as they each found their own way of discovering the truth and I had a lump in my throat as I turned the final page. I loved it.’

Claire Douglas, author of The Couple at No. 9

‘An unflinching novel, with a totally gripping what-would-I-do premise that sucks you in from the first page. Good Husbands would make a fantastic book club pick.’

Eve Polly Chase, author of The Birdcage and The Glass House