Cate Ray biography

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Cate Ray

Cate Ray

Cate Ray Biography

Cate Ray is the author of four previous suspense novels published in the U.K. under the name Cath Weeks. Good Husbands published June 2022.



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Cate Ray talks about her novel Good Husbands which explores the reactions of three women--strangers to one another--when each one receives a letter alleging that her husband is the letter-writer's father, and that she is the result of a rape.

Cate Ray is the author of four previous suspense novels published in the U.K. under the name Cath Weeks. Her fifth novel, Good Husbands, explores the reactions of three women--strangers to one another--when each one receives a letter alleging that her husband is the letter-writer's father, and that she is the result of a rape.

When and how did you land on Good Husbands as the title for this book?

I'd like to say that I conceived this title, but I didn't! My brilliant editor and her team at Park Row came up with it and it just felt right the moment I saw it. It signals the fact that you're about to enter domestic noir territory, plus it practically begs for a question mark: Really? Good husbands?... a question that reverberates throughout the story.

The husband with skeletons in his closet has been a hugely popular figure in entertainment for quite a while now, with a particular explosion over the past few years with #MeToo. Why did this feel like an issue you wanted to address now, and why through these particular characters?

I think stories like this will continue to hound us until we address what they're trying to tell us: that we still haven't solved how to handle sexual assault allegations in a way that is ...

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