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The Other Mrs.

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,348 ratings  ·  724 reviews
Propulsive and addictive, The Other Mrs. is the twisty new psychological thriller from Mary Kubica, the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl

She tried to run, but she can’t escape the other Mrs.

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder
ebook, 405 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by Park Row
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four I’m so freaking dizzy after so many twists, I felt like the earth moved under me and the rug pulled out from my feet over and over again, get your tickets for crazy train ride, because Mary Kubica wrote another surprising, fast pacing, heart throbbing thriller stars

So our facts:

A dysfunctional family consisted of two little boys (Tate, this family’s the most regular kid and Otto who brought his school a knife to avenge his bullies), Sadie the mother
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Murder on a small coastal island town. Many twists, turns, alternating POVs spread out over a generous timeline.

I felt this one dragged some in the middle but when it went? It zoomed!

Thank you to Mary Kubica, HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) Park Row and NetGalley for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

4 stars rounded down to 4 because of some believability issues, but it’s great entertainment.

This was a fast paced, quick read that had a deeper plot than I thought when I began the book. I have read Ms.Kubica before and I knew I was in for a good ride!

From the blurb for the book you will know this : “Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks
Holly  B
3.5 Stars

I love a setting with a creepy house.

Sadie and Will have just moved their family into a house they inherited on a small island in Maine.

It smells musty, its dark and dreary with paneling and heavy drapery. That is not all though- The house has a disturbing history and it threatens to unravel the new occupants.

Things aren't going well in the new neighborhood. Seems that murder is in the air.

I was engrossed in the first third of the novel with the suspense and intriguing characters. I
Dec 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I just didn’t buy it!

Full review to come.

Merry Christmas
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mary Kubica's latest psychological thriller is beautifully written, a dark, tense and unsettling novel of murder and madness. Sadie, a doctor and her professor husband, Will, move from Chicago to a small coastal town in Maine with their two children, looking for a new start after marital problems. Will has inherited an old, dilapidated and creepy house from his sister, who committed suicide in the house. They are now guardians to his niece, Imogen, an unsurprisingly angry and troubled teen who ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss, buddy-read
It was fun reading The Other Mrs and trying to figure out just what was going on and who was doing what. We have three main narrators for the story with another narrator joining the others, towards the end of the book. Sadie, Camille, and Mouse tell their stories, with little Mouse grabbing my heart.

Sadie is a doctor who, with her husband and two sons, moves into her late sister-in-laws house. Sadie and her husband, Will, also become the custodians of Will's sixteen year old niece, Imogene, a
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
An old house on an island off Maine. The creepy old home is now Sadie, Will, Otto and Tate's new home. Will's sister has died unexpectedly, and they move to the home to take care of their niece, Imogen. But this move is not the fresh start they are looking for. Soon their neighbor, Morgan is murdered, and the new family draws suspicion. Plus, Imogen is not very happy to have them there and is moody and withdrawn. Sadie worries about her older son, Otto having issues at school and still feels ...more
3.5 stars, rounded up to 4

Is there anything more creepy than an old decrepit house on an isolated island off the coast of Maine in the dead of winter?

Sadie, her husband Will, and their two boys move to Maine when his sister dies and they inherit the house and take custody of his teenage niece. It’s a chance at a fresh start for the family, who has had their share of trouble.

Told through three points of view, strange things soon begin happening, not the least of which is their next door
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
"If it wasn't for you, I said, leaning in to whisper the words in his ear, I'd be dead."

A lot of twists and turns in The Other Mrs. takes readers on a thrilling ride. Within the first three chapters, Sadie and her family move into her husband's sister's house in Maine to take guardianship of her husband's niece because his sister committed suicide. (Yes, they move into the house his sister killed herself in.) Sadie thinks about how her husband was having an affair back in Chicago and is
Brenda -Traveling Sister
Hot Diggity splat! The Other Mrs. is a twisty yet convoluted psychological thriller that did have me thinking I was quite clever for picking up on those clues along the way. It does require suspending disbelief, and as I was reading this one, I found it fun and entertaining. The ending pushed things a little over the edge for me and that overthinker in me took over and ruined it all for me.

I received a copy directly from the publisher.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Imagine inheriting a house located on an island off the coast of Maine. A new home can offer so much, an escape from some painful happenings in one's life, a new beginning, a time to restart a life that seems to have gone haywire.

For Sadie, a doctor, her husband Will, a professor, and their children it seemed like perhaps exactly what they needed. In inheriting the house from Will's deceased sister, a victim of suicide, they also take on the responsibility of caring for Will's niece, Imogen, who
3.5 stars rounded up!!

The Past:
Sadie was the one who was invited to Jack and Emily's engagement party. But it was her roommate Camille, who invited Will to attend.

Camille: "If it wasn't for me, they never would've met. He was mine before he was hers. She forgets that all the time."

The Present:
Sadie: "Intimacy and vulnerability aren't my strong suit, nor have they ever been. Will thought he could change me. Turns out he was wrong. "

Will and Sadie have moved to Maine with their sons for a FRESH
Lindsay - Traveling Sister
DNF @ 27%. Not connecting with characters or storyline.
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mary Kubica just keeps 'em coming! Another great thriller full of surprises and lots of tension.
Sadie and her husband Will, and two sons, Otto and Tate, move to Maine after Will's sister commits suicide. It was a good time to move because the family was troubled: Sadie, a doctor, has resigned her job at the hospital after some trouble there; Will, a teacher, was a ladies' man who Sadie thinks has had an affair; Otto was being bullied at school. They could start fresh in Maine where they moved
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read a few book by Mary Kubica before and so am delightful to have received this ARC. I did enjoy this psychological thriller although I have one to two reservations. Will Foust inherits a house and a niece (Imogen, who he knows little about) from his sister, Alice. She had committed suicide, unable to live with the pain of fibromyalgia anymore. Will his doctor wife Sadie and their two boys Otto and Tate, relocate from Chicago to an island off the coast of Maine. They find that Imogen is a ...more
Judy Collins
"Propulsive, disturbing, and absorbing. THE OTHER MRS. is an insanely twisted psychological thriller!"

If you have followed my book blog since 2014, you are aware I am an avid Mary Kubica fan! Starting with her debut, The Good Girl and the five books since— each has been a glowing 5 Star read (see my review links below).

One of my favorite authors, she continues to be on my top author and book list every year. I will read anything she writes and always anxiously awaiting the next. My three top
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Welcome to Creepytown! Sadie and Will Foust inherit an old house on a remote island off the coast of Maine – the place where the husband’s sister committed suicide. So you know this is not going to be a smart move. The family is in need of a fresh start – the couple has marital issues, the wife (a doctor) was forced to leave her job at the hospital and their older son did something really bad at his school. In addition to the new house, the couple become guardians to their orphaned niece who is ...more
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
I just love a Mary Kubica book, and this is one of her best!

I have a been a fan of Mary Kubica’s since her very first book. She writes compulsively readable thrillers that never fail to keep me guessing. Like this one. The opening scene of the family arriving at this older, musty home, with a stranger at the top of the stairs set the eerie tone for the whole book. I kept thinking just one more chapter, just one more, and I lost some sleep with that pattern.

The island Maine setting was so
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my, what a fabulous spine tingling thriller this was. I loved it, and couldn’t of chosen to read it at a better time than with Halloween approaching in just a few weeks!
Mary Kubica has once again hit another ball out of the park. The Other Mrs. is sooo twisted and creepy I couldn’t put it down!
If you’re looking for an unpredictable, dark and eerie thriller with manipulating, antagonistic characters, I highly recommend The Other Mrs.

Thanks to Harlequin-Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada),
Mandy White
I do love a Mary Kubica Book and The Other Mrs certainly did not disappoint. This was another book that I devoured in a day during my holiday in Fiji. What's not to love about a creepy old house by the sea, in winter and a murder? This is a serious page turner so make sure that you have plenty of time to devote to reading as you will not want to put it down. Be prepared for a thrill ride with this book.

Sandie and Will have moved from Chicago to a small town in Maine for a fresh start with their
Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!
Compulsive, twisty & wholly absorbing!

There is a reason that I have been an avid fan of this author since her debut novel, The Good Girl. She writes these extremely unsettling and twisty thrillers that are absolutely hypnotic to read. She has this ability at setting the mood that hooks me in almost immediately. There also is this strong sense of foreboding that I find extremely appealing making it quite the suspenseful read.

THE OTHER MRS. by MARY KUBICA is a fast-paced, chilling, dark,
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
I'm wavering between a 4.5/5 star review. For now I'll leave it at 5 because that's what I'm feeling for the moment. This is my first Mary Kubica book, although I've been wanting to give her a try for years now. I'm always seeing mixed reviews for her books so I've been putting off reading her for awhile. I admit that at the beginning of this book it started off promising with a gloomy start to the story. Sadie and Matt just inherited a house in Maine that comes at a perfect time in their lives. ...more
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free e-copy of The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica from NetGalley for my honest review.

Sadie and her family leave Chicago and move to Main to get a fresh start after the death of Will's (Sadie's husband) sister. They move into the house that she committed suicide in. They are also now the legal guardians of their 16 year old niece, Imogen. The house gives Sadie the creeps and Imogen isn't helping matters either. Then a neighbor is murdered.

Sadie doesn't know who to trust or what to
Julie (JuJu)
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This thriller has a very gothic and suspenseful atmosphere. The writer’s details brought the old, creepy and unwelcoming house to life. And having it set on a small island, with limited access, made the book even more alluring. I love old houses and the ocean!

Imogen was one of the most interesting characters for me...not exactly likable most of the time...but very unique and intriguing. Who doesn’t love a disresctful, hateful and rude teenager? Great taste in t-shirts .

A little slow to begin
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fabulous!
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder on a small coastal island town. Many twists, turns, alternating POVs spread out over a generous timeline.

I felt this one dragged some in the middle but when it went? It zoomed!

Thank you to Mary Kubica, HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) Park Row and NetGalley for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
**SOON TO BE A NETFLIX SHOW! I can definitely see this story offering a great foundation for TV.**

3.5 stars rounded down

I read most of this novel late at night, long after my family had gone to bed. It's atmospheric, twisty, and a decent little thriller. I readily admit I missed many of the clues given throughout the story, yet I still had a pretty good idea of where it was going to land. I was, unfortunately, correct. The ending? It lost me. A little too contrived, convenient, and honestly,
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, mystery
It looks like I’m not alone in figuring out early on what I imagine was to be a major plot twist.

A credit to Kubica's writing skills is that this didn’t impact in any way how much I enjoyed this dark, domestic thriller.

Highly recommend!

ARC provided by NetGalley
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great thriller here! Look no further if you like twisty stories with unreliable narrators. Nearly every character in this book is unreliable and what fun it is for readers to figure out who is the most trustworthy.

Sadie and her husband move to a small community in Maine in order to take care of an orphaned niece who comes with the perk of an inherited home. Sadie immediately gets bad vibes from the niece and she doesn’t really feel at ease in the dark old home. To make matters worse, the people
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Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many novels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.
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