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The Woman Inside

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  846 ratings  ·  244 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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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 that
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 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.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Confusing and disjointed, with too many POVs and time changes. I really tried and ultimately DNFed it at a little over 50%.

I have no FOMO all.
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
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-
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
Holly  B

Going to come back to this one later.....
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.

Next, the
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 :-(
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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
Lisa-Books Smiles
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
well that's 4 hours of my life I'll never get back.
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
JuJu (Julie)
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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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
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
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
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!
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
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
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,
Marc Bougharios
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
abdulia ortiz-perez
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
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.

What a great thrill and suspense it was to read. What a great psychological thrill! This novel had everything in it. The thrill, the suspense, the psychological, romance and the twist is crazy. This novel will keep you thinking and guessing. When you think you right, well let me just say that you might be wrong.
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
Becca Cordle
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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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