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The Woman Inside

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  4,816 ratings  ·  779 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 ma
Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Dutton
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Sep 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 Mrs. Danvers, 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.
Larry H
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm probably at 3.75 stars, so I'll round up.

If you like your thrillers with more twists and turns than a roller coaster, grab your safety harness and pick up a copy of E.G. Scott's new thriller, The Woman Inside ! This is a crazy book, one which kept me guessing, kept me racing through the book to see how everything would turn out, and, if I'm honest, made me roll my eyes once or twice, too.

It was love at first sight for Rebecca and Paul. Both were wary of relationships (despite the fact tha
What a wild thriller! Full of deeply disturbed characters that bring new meaning to the words HOT MESS!

A book chocked full of disturbed people doing despicable things! Adultery, addiction, dishonesty, lying, stealing,stalking.... seriously, what’s not to love? If you are someone who needs to like or relate to the characters in your books this probably isn’t the one for you, BUT if you like to watch things fall apart and people self-destruct this is thriller perfection! It’s kind of like reality
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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After finishing this yesterday, my reaction was pretty much . . . .

The Woman Inside is the latest in a long line of domestic thrillers. This one features a pill addicted wife and a philandering husband. I had a laundry list of issues with it.

To begin with, the blurb tells too much so I’m thankful I didn’t read it before starting. I would have been bummed that the first big “twist” was pretty much spoiled on the back cover.

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
Dash fan
5☆ Suspenseful, Eerie, Impossible to Put Down!

Wow oh wow what a read!
The Woman Inside is a psychological thriller that at times made my hair stand on end.
Be prepared to be lured into a tangled web of deceit, a story of betrayal, secrets, lies, addiction, adultery, affairs, it's dangerous, thrilling, and the juicy lil twists wow didn't see them coming!

This is a compulsive story that will get under your skin, you won't want to put it down!

The story is told by Rebecca and her Husband Paul.
It takes
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Wow just wow! This book was so flipping wrong but right up my alley. I loved this book! My favorite kind of book is a dark, twisted, crazy thriller and this sure was one. I am mad at myself for not reading this sooner.

Most of the focus is on Paul and Rebecca's 20 year marriage and how it started to unravel. Rebecca is quite the interesting character. She is a pharmaceutical representative that likes to sample her products. Paul is a former home builder that is now a real estate agent. These two
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 i ...more
Louise Wilson
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Rebecca didn't know love was possible until she met Paul, a successful, charismatic, married man with a past as dark as her own. But twenty years later, Paul are drowning as the damage and secrets that ignited their love, begin to consume their marriage. Paul is cheating on Rebecca, and his affair gets messy fast.

The story is role from Paul and Rebecca's point of view and flips back and forth. They are both untrustworthy characters, Paul cheats on Rebecca and she pops pills. They both have had d
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
Paul and Rebecca have been married for twenty years. Their marriage has hit a rocky patch, and both of them are keeping secrets.

Told with the alternating viewpoints of Paul and Rebecca. Rebecca is addicted to opiates, making her somewhat unreliable as a narrator. Paul has secrets of his own, including an affair that doesn't end well. Two manipulative characters that were so unlikable it was hard to care too much with how things turned out for them.

This novel has two main points of view, but also
Julie (JuJu)
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs-all-time
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The Woman Inside is intense, suspenseful and has one of the most shocking twists I’ve ever read!

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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
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing

You know I am never keen on reviews/blurb that starts ‘for fans of....’ simply because it got to being over used about a couple of books, one being ‘Gone Girl’........however this book, from the off, reminded me of it, so for once am saying it!!

As I was reading this and getting to grips with the various going’s on I wrote down ‘ a story saturated with layers of deceit, double deceit, quad crossing! and lies
And it really is
From the off Rebecca and Paul ( in their narrative ) describe a marriage
Cassie’s Reviews
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
Frank Phillips
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars for this one. I'd like to say it's very clever and that I was completely shocked by the reveal but absolutely not. I saw everything coming well ahead of time and this just seemed like another attempt at a thriller from a new writer. It's one of those books that is average, maybe moderately entertaining, but nothing special and I probably won't remember it in a few months :-( ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lisa-Books Smiles
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
well that's 4 hours of my life I'll never get back. ...more
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Hmmmmmmm. Interesting. Review to come!

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Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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
Thanks to the publisher for this copy in exchange for my honest opinion. This was pretty crazy. A domestic thriller, a game of cat and mouse between Rebecca and her husband Paul. I didn't know what to expect next with this one. And the ending was totally unexpected. Definitely recommend you read it if you like domestic thrillers ...more
Jess | thegreeneyedreader
Thank you Dutton Books for sending me this free book. Full review to come.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Woman Inside is one of those twisted and unpredictable reads that leaves you wondering what to believe and who to trust. Told from the viewpoints of husband and wife, Paul and Rebecca, their previously happy(ish) marriage of almost 20 years appears to have hit the buffers. Rebecca is heavily addicted to opiates and her habit of sampling too much of the company’s stock in her job as a pharmaceutical rep sees her career crashing around her. When she then discovers that her husband Paul has bee ...more
Lisa Bowen
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
It was a ok read. I kept losing interest at the story line. Rebecca was a lose cannon. She was a pill popping and delusional person. Paul was a shady and liar. Sheila was a crazy person.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you suffer from major trust issues, step away now! Good grief! It is impossible to know who to believe or trust in this story, and quite frankly you may never believe or trust anyone ever again!

Things kick off with a most intriguing prologue. And then we have the pleasure, or displeasure, of meeting Rebecca and Paul. These two have been married for two decades but the cracks are starting to show. Paul is cheating and Rebecca has an addiction to pretty much anything that comes in pill-sized sh
Basic B's Guide
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Jillian Doherty
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Feb 13, 2021 rated it liked it
In a way I kind of liked the story - it just felt very long! It didn't feel very gripping, I found myself looking forward to it being over.

However, the story did have a few interesting twists, although I personally felt it started better than it finished. It started with it sounding like her husband was a serial killer (which sounded very interesting) and ended up nothing like that. It would have been a lot better if it had stayed like that. The book sounded better than it was and didn't even e
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Thank you to the Publisher, Dutton Books, for gifting me a paperback ARC copy of The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott to read and share my review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced.


Lies, betrayal, secrets, and deceit. Four words to perfectly describe this captivating and addictive read by E.G. Scott. A true page turner from beginning to end that will have you hooked as you read chapter after chapter
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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,
Robin Loves Reading
My very first question as I began to write this review is, where did this marriage go wrong? Perhaps it was before it even started. When Rebecca met Paul he was a successful married man. Given its dubious inception, there is no way that this marriage could have a solid basis.

Could that basis that led to their own twenty-year marriage have been too rocky to offer a solid foundation? I am sure that no one could have told Rebecca that her idyllic love for this man could have created the cataclysmi
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E. G. Scott is a pseudonym for two writers (Elizabeth Keenan and Greg Wands) 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 ...more

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