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The Other Wife

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  8,406 ratings  ·  605 reviews
Shes a total stranger. But she knows who you are

Suzi did a bad thing. Shes paying for it now, pregnant, scared, and living in an isolated cottage with her jealous husband, Nick.

When Nora moves into the only house nearby, Suzi is delighted to have a friend. So much so that shes almost tempted to tell Nora her terrible secret. But theres more to Nora than meets the eye. Its
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Lori Lamothe
4.5 stars

Fast-Paced Psychological Suspense

Suzi once had an exhilarating life in London, replete with a loving husband, successful career and a social life with lots of friends. But lately Nick has turned from loving to controllinghe's transplanted them both to a cottage in the middle of nowhere and dictates her every move. She finds herself pregnant, friendless, jobless and completely isolated, at least until Nora moves in to the cottage across the road. Suzi's hiding secrets she knows she

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Domestic Thriller

Suzi is a pregnant woman and with a secret! Her husband Nick does not trust her and is jealous most of the time. A new neighbor (Nora) moves into a nearby house. Nora has secrets as well. Who will trust who? Who is who? You need to read to know.

I liked the synopsis and thought this will be a fast-paced thriller. It was totally the opposite. This was too slow. Very very slow. The multiple point of views was sometimes too much to cope with, even though all
Louise Wilson
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Suzi is married to Nick. He's extremely jealous. Suzi had an affair and ends up being pregnant. She also has no friends until Nora moves into the isolated countryside beside her. Nora quickly becomes friends with Suzi. But Nora already k owns more a out Suzi than she's letting on about. It seems Suzi is not the only one with secrets.

This story does not really start until you get about two thirds of the way in. The pace is slow. The story is told from multiple points of view. The chapters are
Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it
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This story, it was...something else.

Told from the perspectives of three women: Elle, Nora, and Suzi, The Other Wife is a twisty, domestic suspense relying heavily on plot points seen a million times. Readers will quickly and easily intuit the relationship between the three, and will likely feel underwhelmed by the story overall. Yes, there are a couple mildly surprising twists near the end, but again, it's all been done so many times before, I felt no spark of excitement while reading.
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Other Wife is your bog-standard domestic thriller with a pretty atmospheric and sinister vibe to it, but ultimately the characters were difficult to tell apart and weren't developed well enough to be enjoyable. What we did learn about the characters certainly didn't endear them to me, and I found they had some intensely annoying habits. I also found the story slow and the consistently changing points-of-view made it quite disjointed and as a consequence, you never are fully engaged with the ...more
Kalyn Woodbury
A domestic thriller with unlikeable-but-interesting characters that keeps you on your toes. It was slow to start (at least in my opinion there are plenty of reviews saying otherwise) and the ending felt really chaotic in a forced way. There were definitely moments that were harder to believe than others, but once you learned to ignore that feeling it was overall quite enjoyable.

I would've preferred tighter writing and a shorter book in order to keep that urgent, panicked feeling, but it wasn't
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Ok now I'm sad Claire McGowan doesn't have as deep a catalog of adult thrillers on Amazon as I had originally thought. First What You Did and now The Other Wife, which I liked even more, and I have a slight book hangover!

This was an excellent, emotionally fraught domestic suspense in the vein of The Wife Between Us--fans of that book will like this one, I think. It has a variety of women scorned and battered by controlling, dubious men, with lots of sordid, soapy details and a satisfying,
The Other Wife is the first book by Claire McGowan that I have had the pleasure to read. This book defiantly kept me on edge and turning the pages. There were twists and turns, some of them, I did figure out, but some I was totally blindsided by.
The Other Wife is full of lies, deceit, betrayal and lots and lots of secrets. Most, if not all, of the characters in this book, I disliked in the best way possible. I believe that Ms. McGowans goal was for the reader to find most of the characters
Samantha Gonsalves
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I expected a full-blown family drama from given the title called "The Other Wife", but this was more mellow and what lacked in the fast-paced action department was made up in the suspense department. The Other Wife is a great book to curl up with on a quiet weekend. It's suspenseful, twisty and keeps you hooked till the very end.

When Suzi and Nick move into a quiet neighborhood, having moved from a bustling city pregnant and having quit her job Suzi finds it challenging to settle down in the
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suzis husband Nick moved them to a cottage in the country months earlier, forcing Suzi to leave her job. Now shes 6-months pregnant, completely isolated and trapped, due to the fact she doesnt have her own vehicle. And Nick is getting more and more controlling by the day, having a say about everything from how she cleans the house to any piece of food she puts in her mouth. Suzi wants to keep her family together, but all she can think about is the man shes still in love with, the man shes been ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK. Susan gave it five stars with an amazing review that says it all. I found it free on Kindle Unlimited earlier this month - and Amazon offered to add the audio for only $1.99 (I love it when they do that - Dita thank you for turning me on to this!). I will add only that the obligatory pschopaths/sociopaths reign supreme with controlling cheating husbands, sympathetic-ish cheating wife, murders galore, some fun twists, and a delicious ending for those of you who like tidy little ...more
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I received a free e-copy of The Other Wife by Claire McGowan from NetGalley for my honest review.

The book had a good plot and several twists to it. I just really didn't connect with the characters.

A domestic thriller about women who have secrets. They want someone to talk to and trust but can they trust each other?
Andrea Pole
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Other Wife by Claire McGowan is a multi-layered novel of secrets, deceit, abuse, and plenty of twists, all coming together in a suspenseful read that will have you turning pages late into the night. For me, the buildup was slow but the tension only ratchets up as the story progresses, and patience will be duly rewarded.

Told from the alternating perspectives of three women, Suzi, Elle, and Nora, it is immediately apparent that all is not as it seems in the lives of these three women. Suzi,
Ana Garza
Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I found the characters unlikable and found myself wanting to skip through chapters and wanting to just find out how it ended. I did like the multiple points of view and how they twisted together, and predicted some twists, but not all.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my ARC in exchange for an honest review .
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One wife is looking for the woman that took everything away from her. The other is looking for the that finally made her happy. Neither really knows who they should be looking for.
Claire McGowan has written another book that I enjoyed. The twists and suspense at the level I require to keep me thoroughly entertained.
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Rounded up to 3 1/2 stars. Good story line. Some twists and turns. Easy, fun read.
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Other Wife is a thriller about as original as its title. Which is to say not at all. Its very similar to a great many women authors women driven thrillers that seem to be all the rage nowadays, it diligently works the formula, but doesnt go out of its way to offer readers something new or exciting. So here you have the traditional split narratives, which do eventually narrow down via a twist so (from miles away) easily predictable, it barely seems like a twist at all. But essentially it is a ...more
lady book reader
Great twists You are on the edge of your seat reading The Other Wife. Suzi and her husband Nick move to a secluded area. They have one neighbor named Elle Unbeknownst to Suzi, Elle is watching her. Secrets and lies
Amanda McGill
Oct 24, 2019 rated it liked it
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Just when you think you have it figured out, things change! Thats how I felt when I was reading The Other Wife. I thought I knew what was going on and then something happens and Im totally thrown off!

The novel flips between Suzi, Nora and Elle, but mostly focuses on Suzi and Nora who have just become next door neighbours. Everyone has their secrets, but not all secrets stay secret for very long. I quickly guessed what the relationship was
Sophie's Reading Corner
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Suzi is married to Nick and they are expecting a baby. They recently moved in an isolated cottage, away from London and they got a new neighbor, Nora the recent widow. Meanwhile, Suzi has an affair with Sean and he seems like he ghosted her. Weird things start happening in and out of her house, new info that will blow her mind and her life as well.

Mystery thrillers isn't my go to genre, still this was the second book by this genre that I read within two weeks. I'm so glad I picked this one up,
lady book reader
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

Great twists You are on the edge of your seat reading The Other Wife. Suzi and her husband Nick move to a secluded area. They have one neighbor named Elle Unbeknownst to Suzi, Elle is watching her. Secrets and lies
Helen Costello
I did enjoy this book - I think I was perhaps just expecting a little too much following on from how much I loved 'What You Did' by Clare McGowan.

Nick and Suzi have moved to a remote location away from their bustling life in London. We very quickly become alerted that not all is as it seems to the outside world in their marriage. Suzi is isolated and practically held prisoner in the house as they are so far removed from the rest of the country and she has no money to go anywhere. Her loneliness
Susan Johnson
Well, if you don't mind spending time with some really unlikable people, this could be the book for you. There are a lot of twists and turns but the author tends to telegraph them so they are not really surprising when they are revealed.

Suzi and Nick move into a country cottage that is so remote that it turns into a prison for the pregnant Suzi. She has no car and the idea of public transportation is laughable. The house has been renovated and is controlled through phone apps (a really
My first book by Claire McGowan, THE OTHER WIFE is a deeply disturbing domestic thriller of a different kind filled with lots and lots of secrets, lies, infidelity, deception, family drama, coercive control/abuse and some totally unreliable narrators. So if you don't mind spending some time with some really unlikable people, then you are sure to enjoy this twisted yet deceptive ride.

Told from the alternating perspectives of Suzi, Nora and Elle it is immediately clear from the beginning that all
Melissa Borsey
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good story of secrets, lies and deceit. Suzi has a secret, Nora, her new neighbor knows this. Nora has her own secrets. This was a fun, fast-paced thriller. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not usually fond of stories that are told from different viewpoints, but it worked well with 'The Other Wife'. I really enjoyed this book, which had me turning the pages from start to finish. Good twists. Recommended.

My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy.
It is an ice cold winter and two women are holed up in small cottages next to each other. One is tasteful, snug and warm, the other is horrid and cold. So why are those women there and what is the role of their respective husbands?
We find out through the stories of Ella, Nora and Suzi. All three a bit strange; one is consumed by guild about something she did, so much she plays Cinderella for her husband all day instead of working on her own future; one is consumed by rage and one is simply
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun read, this book was told in the POV of three women who have difficulties in life.

Suzi was thrilled when Nora moved next door. She had found a friend, so she thought. Suzi had a secret which sh ethought was well hidden, but maybe Nora knew it. Ellie 's husband betrayed her and that caused a secret of her childhood to unravel.

This was a slow read, but soon picked up. The Secrets pulled me in and I became fixated on the three women and their lives. A murder mystery soon found its way in the
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC. I loved it even though some things were predictable but never saw either of the husbands actions coming. Those men were sick and twisted and got what was coming. The wives? I have no words for either one, just pure twisted chicks, yet sadly brilliant.
What a tangled web we weave. But who is doing the deceiving?
Suzis husband, Nick has moved her to the wilderness, an old uninviting cold stone cottage style home in the middle of nowhere. Shes largely pregnant and has no one around to talk to. Forced to quit her job and stay at home playing the good housewife, she is unhappy and lonely. Soon, though, a woman moves in next door in the only home around for many miles and Suzi is elated to finally have someone else around.
Before long, strange
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Claire McGowan grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland. After a degree in English and French from Oxford University she moved to London and worked in the charity sector. THE FALL is her first novel, which is followed by a series starring forensic psychologist Paula Maguire. She also writes as Eva Woods.

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