Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wow, this book was so full of things happening, and I loved it! This is a historical mystery follows Lena Aldridge, a young nightclub singer. When her boss is poisoned and dies in front of her, and it looks like she could have done it. As she travels from London to New York City, she tries to figure out who is the actual murderer.

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The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

Well, this was a very disappointing read, and a generous 3-star rating. I am such a huge fan of Riley Sager, but this book…I think we have to talk about this book in two sections because they were two completely different things.

The first half of the book is completely a The Woman in the Window story. I mean drunk woman, unreliable narrator, binoculars to spy on neighbors, secrets untold…It’s the same story, and I just wasn’t interested in it. I was a bit tired of the drink, spy, phone call, pass out, and repeat story line (TBH I felt the same way with The Woman in the Window).

But then, the story takes a new, and surprising turn in the second half…It didn’t get better though.

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The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I Loved:

The way the author wove so many secrets into the story was awesome. 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!

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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 this ARC. I am leaving my review voluntarily.