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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 mur
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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:

-WE HAVE A ONE WEIRD FAMILY ON THE TOWN:
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
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Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
I just didn’t buy it!

The Other Mrs. is a psychological thriller about a wife and husband, the other woman, and murder in a small town.


Sadie and Will move from Chicago to a small town in Maine looking for a fresh start. Having inherited an old house and a creepy niece to care for, they have challenges ahead of them. When one of their neighbors is murdered, it hits too close to home, causing Sadie to lose herself in the drama surrounding the victim. But all is not what it seems, and Sadie is unk
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Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
***JUST RELEASED IN PAPERBACK***


4 ½ 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. T
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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 wan
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Kaceey
4.5*
How have I not read this author before!?💁🏻♀️

It’s safe to say Sadie and Will have had their fair share of problems in Chicago! Time for a change in scenery, and a move to Maine might just be what they’re looking for to put their family back together.

Only the murder of a neighbor unexpectedly shines the spotlight directly on Sadie and her family. Not on the dead woman’s husband! Come on...isn’t it always the husband!?

Sadie was certainly not a likable character. She did so many things that wer
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Paromjit
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 h ...more
Felicia
Apr 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Mary Kubica has done it again!

She's written a compelling mystery with a failure of an ending. What is happening??

This is the fifth Kubica book I've read and I have to say they are becoming less and less enjoyable.

Unlike her previous endeavors, I couldn't get into the storyline, the main character was annoying and, unlike her previous books, this one was full of overly descriptive text.

Will I still read her next book? Yep. 🤷‍♀️

2.5 Stars ⭐


** Thank you to the publisher for my ARC in exchange for
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Debra
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 dis ...more
MarilynW
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 d
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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 settin
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Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
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.
Susanne  Strong
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, buddy-read
3.75 Stars

Something Wicked This Way Comes!

Imagine being married and not trusting your spouse. (That never happens in real life, lol!)

Enter Camille. Camille is a woman with an agenda. His name is Will.

Enter Sadie and Will and their two children. Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, their family has been uprooted from Chicago to a remote woodsy part of Maine. Almost sounds idyllic, until they roll up to their new home. An old creepy looking place, which inhabits their new stepdaughter,
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Carole
The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica is psychological fiction mixed with a murder mystery and a police procedural. Sadie and Will Foust have inherited a home on a small Maine island and move there from Chicago with their two sons. They soon settle in to small-town life: Sadie in her new medical practice and Will as a part-time college lecturer on the mainland. They also have custody of Will’s teenage niece who would rather be anywhere but with their family. Tragedy soon strikes when a neighbour is murd ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
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
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Joey R.
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.0 stars-I enjoyed “Good Girl” by Mary Kubica because of the unexpected twists and turns that were interwoven throughout the book. “The Other Mrs.”, while also providing unexpected twists and turns, was so ridiculous it lost all credibility and fell flat. “Mrs.” tells the story of Sadie a successful doctor who moves to a new town with her husband and two children to take care of her niece, whose mother just committed suicide. Their new life is shattered when their neighbor is murdered and Sadie ...more
Berit☀️✨
Creepy, claustrophobic, tense, atmospheric, compelling. This book had such a chilling and eery vibe to it. Imagine moving from a busy city like Chicago to a creepy isolated island off the coast of Maine. To make things even spookier within days after you move a neighbor is murdered, and the murderer has to have spent the night on the island, because the only way on or off is by ferry. Sadie needed a new start, but she didn’t think she would find herself living in a secluded house on a sinister i ...more
JanB
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 neighb
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Paige
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 gratefu
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Frank Phillips
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 bright and shiny stars!!! A lot of my fellow reader friends have been telling me for a while now that Kubica has 'the goods' to put out an amazing thriller, however having only read the last three of her most recent books, I wasn't exactly sure about that statement. I always felt that there was potential, but the endings of her books have always left a lot to be desired, to me. About a year before The Other Mrs. even published, I heard rumblings about how good it was, and that Netflix had alre ...more
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: There's something off about the house. Something that nags at me, makes me feel uneasy, though I don't know what it is that makes me feel this way. On the surface, it's perfectly idyllic, gray with a large covered porch, one that runs the full width of the house. It's boxy and big, a foursquare farmhouse with windows aligned in rows, symmetrical in a way I find eye-pleasing. The street itself is charming, sloped and tree-covered, each home as lovely and well kept as the next.

On the sur
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Jayme
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 S
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Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
DNF @ 27%. Not connecting with characters or storyline.
Marialyce (absltmom, yaya)
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
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Erin
Thriller A Thon: Author you've read before
Newest thriller on tbr

The Other Mrs. was a really up and down read for me. I had a hard time getting into this book. I just wasn't feeling it but I pushed on and I did start to get sucked into the story. I had some theories ( one them turned out to be true) and I was just overall enjoying the story.

But then....

Somewhere around the 55% mark it started to drag. Nothing was really happening.

The plot twist was super obvious but I wasn't mad about it. I ju
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Norma
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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, psycholo
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Jonetta
Sadie and Will Foust have recently relocated from their Chicago home to that of his deceased sister Alice’s in coastal Maine. The reason for their sudden move is a little murky and Alice’s house is more than a little creepy considering that she committed suicide in the attic and left behind sullen teenage daughter Imogen. Sadie is a doctor and Will is a teacher and they’re the parents of two sons, 14-year old Otto and 7-year old Tate. They’re making the best of things until their next door neigh ...more
Katie B
I am left with mixed feelings after reading this one. On a positive note, the author managed to come up with some twists to the story. But unfortunately it just wasn't enough to save the book and boost it into great read territory.

Sadie and her husband Will have moved to a small town in Maine along with their two sons. Sadie is hoping it will be a fresh start for the family as living in Chicago had become increasingly difficult. Not long after moving to their island town, one of their neighbors
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Ceecee
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
Dannii Elle
Sadie, Will, and their two boys relocate from central Chicago to rural Maine. Their new home is far larger than the one they left behind but also comes with one of its previous inhabitants still residing there. After the tragic death of Will's sister, her home and daughter were bequeathed to her brother as a package deal. Teenage Imogen is difficult and combative, Will and Sadie are still attempting to control their own marital struggles, and their eldest son is escaping a troubling school incid ...more
Donna Backshall
I'm not a fan of books with an unlikable main character. One exception would be You, but this is because Joe and his psychosis are so freaking fascinating. Sadie, here in The Other Mrs., was hardly fascinating. If I met her on the street, "irritating" would be my first thought. We do discover there's actual depth to her character, but for the first 80% of the book, all we see is irritating Sadie.

For me, the urge to slap her, and the struggle not to, felt real.

As well, I couldn't engage with the
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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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