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The Woman Inside

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  103 reviews
An impossible-to-put-down domestic thriller about secrets and revenge, told from the perspectives of a husband and wife who are the most perfect, and the most dangerous, match for each other.

Rebecca didn’t know love was possible until she met Paul, a successful, charismatic, married man with a past as dark as her own. Their pain drew them together with an irresistible magn
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Dutton
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Sep 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
I think I need to give up on thrillers. If they are not spectacularly well done I become irritated. The main character, Rebecca, possessed not one redeeming quality, the mistress is a watered down version of Rebecca, the husband should have been named Flat Stanley and the detectives were a snore. In addition to the poorly developed characters there are plot holes, the implausible and filler galore. I’m not happy with a one star rating but I’m far from happy with this book.
Flawed character. Well actually most of them were not only flawed but darn right unlikeable.

Paul and Rebecca seem to have the perfect life.
Seem, is the correct word.
They have good careers, lovely home which happens to be on the fabulous Long Island.
Where people judge you on materialistic means.

But Rebecca has a problem, no an addiction, and addiction to Opioids that is vastly becoming a severe long lasting hinder to her “wonderful” life.

Paul lost his job, now he’s seeking comfort in extramarit
Katie B
The main issue I had with this book was it felt like the authors ( E.G. Scott is a pseudonym) concentrated so much on this twisted plot and forgot that there needs to be some compelling reason why the reader should be interested in what happens to the characters. I'm all for unlikable characters in books, but there has to be something about them that wants me to keep reading. The first 100 pages or so were a chore to get though because the characters felt so over-the-top, but eventually I at lea ...more
E.G. Scott is a psuedonym for two writers, one in publishing and one is a screenwriter—and I am in love with both of them! The Woman Inside is a fabulously flawed domestic thriller with original twists and turns, while taking on real issues that our society faces today. Rebecca and Paul appear to have the perfect life—with great careers, and a beautiful home on Long Island where real estate is power and success. Behind this flawless image, is a flawed and broken relationship that is hidden in ...more
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Infidelity and an opioid addiction - sounds like a recipe for... disaster! If you date a married man, end up marrying him and find out he's cheating on you, are you really that surprised? What happens when the woman he's having an affair with turns out to be crazier than you? Is it the opioids that are driving you mad or are things really as fucked up as they appear?

The first part of this book had me turning pages like a madwoman. They got me, hook, line and pill popping! Look, the only charact
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! The Woman Inside has everything for me murder, cheating, pill addiction, lies and so much more. Rebecca and Paul seem to have it all ,perfect marriage great jobs or do they? Paul is cheating on Rebecca after his construction company goes bankrupt, but is it really a surprise since he cheated on his first wife with Rebecca before Rebecca and him married each other? Rebecca is a pharmaceutical rep who has now has a pill addiction and cannot make it through the day without popping multiple di ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
The Woman Inside is a fast, easy book to get through. On the downside, it reads like a really bad novelization of a limited Netflix/Hulu/AMC/etc. series that I would probably enjoy.

So--and I can't believe I'm saying this--wait for the tv show instead.
Holly  B

Going to come back to this one later.....
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
What a great thriller! Let me start off by saying this book is set on Long Island (where I live) and some of the towns referenced were just MINUTES from my house which made visualizing the story really awesome. There were twists and turns that I never saw coming (who doesn’t love that) and one major OMFG moment that literally made my jaw drop. There were so many unreliable characters here - one of whom is descending into an opioid addiction and knows she’s not exactly “with it” - which I found t ...more
Oct 25, 2018 marked it as to-read
SO excited to be starting this one today!


Lisa-Books Smiles
well that's 4 hours of my life I'll never get back.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What is it about a pair of unreliable narrators that makes a book so compulsively readable for me? If it’s executed properly I absolutely cannot put a book full of unreliability down and this one was executed to perfection for me!

This is told primarily from both Rebecca and Paul’s perspectives and flips back and forth between them as well as Before, After and Now. You don’t know exactly what event happened to divide things into a before and after, but you damn sure want to find out! Rebecca
JuJu (Julie)
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, ng-read
One sentence summary
The Woman Inside is intense, suspenseful and has one of the most shocking twists I’ve ever read!

My thoughts
I love when a book surprises you with something totally unexpected you have to stop and take a minute to process what you just read. That was this book! Once I hit that unpredictable twist, I couldn’t finish this book fast enough.

This is another book that wasn’t what I expected. I thought the description was a little misleading...and was prepared for a typical domestic
Jillian Doherty
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This incredibly twisting, multi-layered narrative will have you questioning every turn - as well as who you think are protagonists and antagonists.

As the story matures, so does the level of character interaction and haunting surprises; this is definitely one of those stories if you want to make sure you read the epilogue for!
Basic B's Guide
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YES, thriller fans rejoice!!! We have a winner!!

This book is freaking fantastic. Stop, drop what you’re doing and go grab this book! It has all the makings of my favorite thriller/suspense. A suspicious and unreliable couple, short chapters, multiple narrators, and a race to see who digs their own grave first. I gobbled this up in a couple of sittings. I love the collaboration between two authors (a publishing professional and a screenwriter) and can’t wait to see what they have instore for us n
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My final read of 2018! The Woman Inside is an upcoming domestic suspense novel, and I had a lot of fun reading it! EG Scott is a pseudonym for two authors writing together, which can be awesome or a disaster. The Woman Inside turned out well!

I want to say up front that you have to suspend your disbelief for this book. Some aspects of the storyline are really over-the-top, but this book was still so damn entertaining. Just expect a soap opera level of craziness. I may have rolled my eyes a bit,
Becca Cordle
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Drug addict wife and cheater/liar/scumbag husband.

Rebecca and Paul are simply cohabitants at this point. Their marriage is falling apart at the seams but neither of them has the will power to do anything about it. Instead they’re rather self medicate or sleep with a neighbor. Who knew?!

Until one night.. they experience something that shakes their relationship to the core. A bond like no other. A killer reconnection if you will.. (HA!) Is it something they just need to get away with no matter wha
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss, netgalley
Long Islanders Rebecca and Paul have a complicated relationship plagued by extramarital affairs, substance abuse and an onslaught of other detrimental characteristics bound to doom any marriage. Add two missing women to the equation and we have ourselves a twisted psychological suspense. Multiple narrators include both Paul, Rebecca, the two detectives in search of the missing women and others, adding to the air of mystery throughout the plot.

I really enjoyed this. I loved the multiple, unrelia
abdulia ortiz-perez
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-2018
I received this book from Dutton Publishers for honest Review.
I give this a 4 stars.
Really don't now what to say about this book. It had me in by it cover! Like OMG this looks so good.
While I was reading it was looking good for while.
I felt like every chapters was the same thing over and over. Just repeating itself! I have to skip half of Part 2 just to get to the good part in Part 3.
Know there comes the good parts. All the thrilling and Suspen.
I recommend this to anybody who like slow thri
Nov 04, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Thank you, NetGalley, for providing an ARC to read and review before release!

I've been having a difficult time with debut thrillers and I'm truly surprised I completed this book at all. The Woman Inside had the potential to be an amazing, one of a kind novel and if it wasn't for the ridiculously poor writing and never ending plot holes, it could have been.

If Thriller is your go-to genre, like it's mine, don't read this. The amount of frustration you'll endure isn't worth it.
Nada Hosny
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This thriller is everything!
I was the villain, the victim,the detective, the killer, and the dead girl.

Can you imagine how much work was put into this book to get all these Prespectives?
I can't even begin to imagine, I have huge respect for the author for putting together a masterpiece like this.
So Paul and Rebecaa were like the perfect couple, happily in love, got married after a while, but 20 years later, thing aren't the same anymore.
Paul is cheating on Rebecca and his mistress is just a litt
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: january-2019
Thank you Dutton and Netgalley for a copy of The Woman Inside for an honest review, publishing January 22/19.

The Woman Inside is a crazy ride. Do not go into this one trying to figure anything out and just enjoy the ride. What starts as two POVs and two timelines slowly ramps up so by part 2 there are more players and by part 3 even more.
You can read the synopsis elsewhere so I will just say that there is an unreliable narrator, the husband had affairs, the wife abuses prescription drugs, and th
Lesley Kay
Well jeez, didn't see the end of that one coming.
Linda Zagon
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fullsizeoutput_3a3d.jpegLindas Book Obsession Reviews “The Woman Inside” by E.G. Scott Dutton, January 22, 2019

WOW! OMG!!! Kudos to E.G.Scott, Author of “The Woman Inside” for writing such an edgy, intense, captivating, unpredictable, suspenseful, mysterious, chilling thriller. My nerves were honestly shot by the end of this book. Again, it is lucky I didn’t break my gel nails or a tooth. Yet, I couldn’t put this book down, no matter what. The Genres for this novel are thriller, suspense, myster
Marc Bougharios
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

This novel is released on January 22, 2019.

I've heard so many great things about this novel and I just knew I had to read. I was very excited when I saw that a copy arrived in the email for me and couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

I'm a huge fan of any book that has either a cheating spouse, a jealous ex, or a vengeful one. To my surprise, this one had all of the above and it made me want read it even more. It was so entertaining to read about the problems and secrets in Rerbecca and
La Femme Readers
THE WOMAN INSIDE is a delectable psychological thriller that'll lead you through a dangerous worldwind of marital mayhem. As I read, I can't help mimic Oprah's voice, as I say, "you get an affair, you get an affair, and you get an affair!" Every character in this novel, is a hot mess.

Paul, came off as a lying bastard, but is weirdly likable at the same time. As for his pill popping wife, Rebecca, even though she isn't an angel herself, I couldn't help but feel sorry for her. These two authors di
Calista Andrechek
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you NetGalley, E.G. Scott and Penguin Group Dutton for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review.

Rebecca didn’t believe in love until she met Paul, a married man with a past that is as dark as her own. They sensed that that they were each other’s perfect match. Twenty years later, Paul and Rebecca are struggling to keep their relationship alive throughout all the secrets and damage. Paul is cheating on Rebecca with a slightly unstable lady and it goes bad fast. His mistress is stalk
Release date - 1/22/2019

This would have been a 4 star read for me, if it hadn’t been for the ending. It was quite the twist, but the last third or so of the book is very dark and depressing.

At first, I wasn’t sure why this was characterized as a thriller. The pace is slower, and the book is more character driven, as we get to know Paul and Rebecca. I have to say, I figured out one of the twists early on, and I was annoyed that the other characters did not. All of the characters are quite unlika
Kelli Martin
This book had me on the edge of my seat. I just devoured it every chance I got, wanting more. There were twists and turns where I didn’t expect twists and turns. I enjoyed all the intertwining of the characters.
This book does change perspectives. It would bounce from character to character, past to present, each chapter. There were a few chapters that had more than one point of view. But it was easy to follow
Rebecca falls in love with a married man, ends up marrying him....then can’t believe i
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love a good flawed character, this is the book for you! Well, actually most of the characters are more than flawed; they're loathsome! But that just makes for an incredible plot with fast-moving scenarios and breathless twists and turns at every move! Rebecca and Paul are the "perfect" couple, but love and dysfunction are so closely tied together that the marriage is doomed from the start. Paul's affair with a neighbor seems innocuous enough when Paul ends it, but never underestimate a wo ...more
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E. G. Scott is a pseudonym for two writers, who have been friends for over twenty-years, and have been writing plays, screenplays, and short stories separately since they were kids. They've collaborated on multiple projects from the beginning of their friendship, but "The Woman Inside" is their first published work together. This book came out of their shared love of thrillers and noir and wanting ...more