The Other Wife by Claire McGowan will release for purchase October 24, 2019. I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Here’s what I thought:
What I Loved: The way the author wove so many secrets into the story. The twists and turns were done so that you were propelled through the book. Something would be revealed and I just had to keep turning the pages to see what was next.
The sections in the book are titled by the character’s name so you know who’s point of view you are reading and I really liked that. Each character’s POV was pretty to-the-point; there were not sections that were so fluffy and overly descriptive that I wanted to skim them *bonus points to the author*!!
How I Felt: I was intrigued through this entire book. There were two specific parts where I actually got a little nervous, and looked around the room, which tells me that the author was able to spook me a bit! I didn’t feel connected to Suzi through most of the book, but about 3/4 of the way into the book, BAM, I was rooting for her! She had a moment where she decided to stand up for herself and take some responsibility, and it completely changed my opinion of her.
To Read or Not To Read: This is a To Read for anyone who loves mystery, suspense, or thrillers!
What’s this book about anyway?
Suzi and her husband have recently moved into an extremely secluded cottage without neighbors. Suzi has cheated on her husband, and now she’s pregnant. And she sure is a nervous-nelly! The man she has had an affair with seems to have “ghosted” her, or dumped her, and she doesn’t know what to do. She stalks him online, on her phone, but she can’t find any news about him.
Nora moves in to the cottage across the road from Suzi and immediately befriends her. We soon realize that Nora seems to know more about Suzi than she is letting on. There are so many questions to answer in this book, and I felt that every one of them was answered in the end. This story takes you on a roller-coaster ride and does a great job tying up loose ends!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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