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Tagsüber kämpft Rachel um das Leben ihrer kranken Mutter, nachts entspannt sie sich beim Schwimmen. Eines Abends ist sie nicht allein. Auch Quinn, der Arzt ihrer Mutter, liebt es, in der Dunkelheit durchs Wasser zu gleiten. Jeden Tag fiebert Rachel nun dem Sonnenuntergang entgegen. Den Momenten, wenn sie nebeneinander ihre Bahnen ziehen, reden und sich näherkommen. Die lei ...more
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Published July 27th 2015 by Diana Verlag (first published March 1st 2015)
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boogenhagen
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Sharon
Dr Quinn Davidson and his wife Marianna have spent many years going through the painstaking process of the IVF and several miscarriages. The emotional roller coaster is taking its toll on the couple and Quinn can't bare to go through anymore, simply knowing how desperate Marianna is to be a mother, Quinn doesn't know how he will tell Marianna, he wants to take a break from it all, in fact he wants a permanent break.

With tension in their marriage, Quinn finds himself attracted to a patient's dau
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Dale Harcombe
Dr Quinn Davidson and his wife Marianna have endured years of IVF and several miscarriages. The constant trying for a baby has put a strain on their marriage. Desperate to be a mother, Marianna wants to persevere despite the most recent miscarriage but Quinn wants to call it quits on trying for a baby. It was easy to feel for this couple and think how hard it must be for those facing such a situation. Added to the strain on their marriage is Quinn working in a small town practice a few hours fro ...more
John Bartlett
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book was like walking on broken glass - a very dangerous enterprise. This is a story of good people who make non-deliberate bad mistakes, perhaps because they love too much.
The three main characters in this web of confused emotions are truly all rendered in a compassionate way.
There's no judgement here about the actions they take, about the mistakes, the difficulties in which they are trapped.

But the lies and hidden lives have a truly devastating effect on everyone, in particular th
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Camille
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Katharine.
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tahseen Faruqi
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lisa Walker
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His Other House’ is Sarah Armstrong’s second book, coming ten years after her Miles Franklin shortlisted debut novel, ‘Salt Rain.’ Both books are set in the Northern Rivers Region and the lush environment is an intrinsic part of the story.

‘His Other House’ is a tense domestic drama focusing on a love triangle of sorts. The book was inspired, Armstrong says, by a news story she read about a man who lived a double life with two wives and two families for many years.

Quinn is a doctor whose marria
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Liz
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I loved this book & would have given it four & a half stars if able. I was instantly drawn in to the story & found it hard to put down. Without giving too much of the story away it's about Quinn, a doctor who ends up having two homes & families with children born only months apart. He knows what he is doing is morally wrong but desperately wants to protect the children & enjoy their childhood for as long as he is able.
Whilst Quinn was obviously not behaving in an open & honest way with at least
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Carolyn Docking
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It kept me intrigued from start to finish. I really wanted to know what was going to happen to Quinn and whether his world was going to explode. The characters were captured really well and I almost felt I knew them and their idiosyncrasies. The plot moved along really well and kept me from wanting to put the book down. It was very readable with easy language. It was a novel that could so easily be a real life saga. It showed how easily someone can get swept away in lie ...more
Adele H
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Armstrong has written this novel with creativity, care & emotion. Complicated lives of three main adult characters and two beautiful children. What could have easily been a storyline that was predictable Armstrong has given depth to this novel; this depth involves the reader and gives it the body which makes the reader want to continue and discover how this storyline could possibly end in a happy place.
Ally Van Schilt
3.5 stars. The concept of the book was fantastic, even if it felt like it had been done before. This made it a really easy read. It's hard in these types of books to know just where your sympathies lie - they've all got massive crosses to bear. Loved the use of scenery, but in the end it was just "okay" for me. ...more
Zanni Louise
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put this book down. Apart from it being set in an area I am very familiar with, the scenes and characters in this story are so alive. I felt so compassionate for every character, despite their misgivings, and even by the end, I was questioning who was right, and what 'right' even meant. A very cleverly crafted story. ...more
Andrea Barnett
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a child of a father who lived such a double life, I appreciated the depth Armstrong gave all the characters, and the moral quandary Quinn navigates. No matter that people are people and fall in and out of love I can't overemphasize how devastating it is to encounter strange children calling your father daddy. ...more
Ann Graham
Interesting story, probably something that happens from time to time a man leading a double life with two families on the go. Quite well written, with believable characters.
A Reader's Heaven
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

Dr Quinn Davidson and his wife Marianna have endured years of unsuccessful IVF and several miscarriages, and Quinn can't face another painful attempt to conceive. Marianna is desperate to be a mother and their marriage is feeling the strain. At a small-town practice a few hours from their home, Quinn meets Rachel, the daughter of one of his patients. Drawn to each other, it's not long before they find themselv
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Renate Chandler
I went to the author's website and read her thoughts on the book and how she can identify with all her characters. And I don't know why but I don't find that so easy. The book is well written and the characters are believable but for some reason they don't stick with me. I finished this book only a few days ago and already I'm beginning to forget it. Maybe the fact that Marianna gets pregnant so suddenly at the most inconvenient time for Quinn is a bit too much. Or maybe it's because I can't fee ...more
Sue
Thought this would be too obvious but lots of surprises in what is allowed to keep happening. I found it quite believable tho I can see that others might find it incredible. Very readable.
Jenny Hayworth
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart wrenching

I got lost in the words and lost track of time. The story filled my head. A gift of a true writer.
Kristy Cunningham
Best book ever! What happens now? I want more to read. I feel like the book isn't finished yet. ...more
Bethany
It was a bit slow to start but once it got going it kind of reminded me of my bad habits with sims. Complicated lifes. I ended up feeling sad and sorry for everyone. Especially the kids.
Adele
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gripped me made me cry and was so well written loving this author and my fav pet so Aussie love Australia ...
Suzan
Mar 03, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a brutal read.
Techdivakt
Sep 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: double-life
Loser POS husband and father. Total douche bag
Pamela Cramer
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book with a real life kind of ending
Sharon Metcalf
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-2015
Oh my goodness, another great Australian author. I simply cannot believe this one sat on my shelves from March to November unread. Nicole bought it for me for my birthday and I somehow had it in my head it was a bit too scary for me..or something. I don't know. I know now it was only published in March this year so I've had it since it was hot off the press. Anyway, yesterday when it was time to choose which book I'd start next I just plucked if off my shelf and thought what the heck, I'll just ...more
Cassie Hamer
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From time to time you hear about it – the man who led the double life, who had two families, two wives, two houses.

If you’re anything like me, your first thought is – ‘What a bastard! What a conman!’

But life is never that simple, and what Sarah Armstrong invites us to do in His Other House, is to understand how seemingly ‘good’ people can end up in bad situations.

Quinn Davidson is, ostensibly, a decent man – a caring doctor who makes some terrible decisions in his personal life. ‘He was dismayed
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Sarah
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoughtful, slow moving and well written. A man makes some really bad decisions, mostly out of weakness and selfishness, BUT also in a way trying to make the best of a bad situation! It all ends up kicking him in the face & hurting everyone in the family. Quite hard to read at the end, especially the way his two five-year-old kids were so clearly traumatised. They were so lovely, bright, happy & normal before. I have a four-year-old so it probably struck a particular chord for me. At that age th ...more
Marisa
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.

This was a fantastic read, I found the protagonist very distasteful but yet in the end I found myself feeling very strongly to protect the little boy within him.

I felt really sorry for all the characters in this story but mainly the children, because of how broken everything was. Having to carry on life with one family but to navigate through life with two is just selfish and a betrayal to both families. The stresses of trying to
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Amanda Wells
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 / 5
Another book I picked up 'just because', without reading about what other people thought of it, or really too much about the plot at all. Another book where that's gone quite well for me! I think if I'd read the synopsis I might have left it alone. But I truly enjoyed the careful weaving of believable, sympathetic and flawed people in this story.

Much like in my experience of life lately, there are events, there are choices, and there are emotions. And logic or 'smooth story' might dictat
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Sarah was a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation before writing three novels, Salt Rain , which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, 'His Other House' and 'Promise'. Her first novel for kids is 'Big Magic.' http://www.sarah-armstrong ...more

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