Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Other Mrs.” as Want to Read:
The Other Mrs.
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Other Mrs.

by
4.03  ·  Rating details ·  571 ratings  ·  375 reviews
Hypnotic and addictive and perfect for fans of You, The Other Mrs. is the twisty new psychological thriller from Mary Kubica, the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl

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 their tiny
...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: February 18th 2020 by Park Row
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Other Mrs., please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Other Mrs.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.03  · 
Rating details
 ·  571 ratings  ·  375 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Other Mrs.
Nilufer Ozmekik
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Dita
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.
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
...more
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 their tiny coastal
...more
Paromjit
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
marilyn
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddy-read, edelweiss
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
...more
Meredith
Dec 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I just didn’t buy it!

Full review to come.

Merry Christmas
...more
Debra
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
...more
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
...more
Marialyce
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
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
...more
Judy
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
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
Holly
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
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
Judy Collins
BRILLIANT!!!! Top Books of 2020. Mary never fails to impress! One of my FAVORITE authors and have read every book (all 5 STARS). Looking forward to the movie and look for my glowing review coming closer to pub date.
Kris Mehigan
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh, y'all! I got a sneak peek at ARC of THE OTHER MRS. and devoured it during a trans-Atlantic flight. So twisty, I couldn't put it down.

The story follows Sadie, a working-mom whose family relocates to an island off Maine's coast due to inheriting her sister-in-law's house and becoming guardian to their niece. The Frankenstein-family is semi-trapped on said island due to winter's stormy conditions. As the weather deteriorates, so does Sadie's career, her relationship with her husband and
...more
Jan
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, netgalley
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
Julie (JuJu)
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
...more
J.T.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fabulous!
MicheleReader
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Selena
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Jamie beauty_andthebook_
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!

Mary Kubica is back and better than ever with her 2020 release - The Other Mrs. Told in three alternative POV's, we meet Sadie, a doctor and loving wife (despite her husband's affair), Camille - the other woman, an Mouse - a young girl struggling to deal with a tough stepmom. Each of these characters has such a distinct voice, it's hard to imagine they were all written by the same author - but this is the true beauty of a Kubica novel!

Filled with twist upon twist as the suspense
...more
Dita
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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.
Tammy
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: release-2020
Oh my, what a fabulous spine tingling domestic psyche 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!
What made this story feel so real was how Mary was inspired to write from her own experience surrounding mental illness, taking her story one step further by getting into the mind of a
...more
Kalyn Woodbury
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
A very twisty novel that'll keep new psychological thriller fans guessing, but might be too predictable for seasoned readers. Many twists are just very common tropes in this genre— which generally wouldn't be an issue, but Mary Kubica practically spells it out for you when it really should be more nuanced until the big reveal.

Kind of off topic, but this book also reminded me of a very important pet fact: guinea pigs are extremely social and need to be kept in groups or pairs. Keeping one
...more
Dennis
Mary Kubica is back, folks! The Other Mrs. is totally a reflection that Mary Kubica continues to slay the game in the domestic thriller genre. While a reader may go in expecting a typical family drama, creepy house, story—it develops into something a lot more creative and sinister. I hate that I have to say this, but I cannot tell you how the plot develops because it's one of those stories that will completely throw you a curveball. The Other Mrs. is an expertly written domestic thriller ...more
Nicole ☠ "psychological" thrill me❗
The Other Mrs was a pretty big disappointment for me. Yes it did end up to have a redeeming quality in the end but the bad far out weighted the good. Let me start by saying that it has the bones of a knock out story but it just didn't deliver. Being told through 3 female pOVs, a 4th coming in at the end, the 3 female characters all very different on every level and that was interesting because you had no idea who to believe or which way the story would go, but that doesn't last too long. About ...more
Holly
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
How well we think we know those closest to us. And then, what a shock to the system it is to find out we don’t know them at all.


This is the first book I’ve read by Mary Kubica and it definitely won’t be my last! This was a twisty roller coaster ride that gave new meaning to the term gaslighting (for those unfamiliar with it, from dictionary.com — to cause a person to doubt his or her own sanity through the use of psychological manipulation). I was on the edge of my seat reading The Other Mrs.
...more
Donna Hines
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Healing v Strength....What if the crazy one is YOU?
Never make assumptions, never judge a book by its cover, and never ponder the inevitable...
No seriously even small towns like Maine have problems and murders but when a neighbor like Mrs. Baines turns up dead well now you got yourself a sense of terror lurking in the bushes.
Who can you trust?
What about the young niece whose mother's shocking death left her in pieces?
Can mental illness be at the route of all evil?
What if there's proof of
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Play Book Tag: The Other Mrs / Mary Kubica. 4.5 stars 3 12 Dec 31, 2019 02:24PM  
Goodreads Librari...: Combine Editions - "The Other Mrs." by Mary Kubica 2 215 Aug 19, 2019 07:19AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Behind Every Lie
  • Little Secrets
  • The Other People
  • Dead to Her
  • Follow Me
  • The Look-Alike
  • You Are Not Alone
  • The Better Liar
  • Mr. Nobody
  • Unfollow Me
  • The New Husband
  • The Girls Weekend
  • Eight Perfect Murders
  • Good Girls Lie
  • Big Lies in a Small Town
  • Darling Rose Gold
  • Like, Follow, Kill
  • When You See Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #11; Gardner Universe, #20)
See similar books…
6,568 followers
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.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »