The Other Wife
Suzi did a bad thing. She’s 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 she’s almost tempted to tell Nora her terrible secret. But there’s more to Nora than meets the eye....more
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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 controlling—he'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 shou ...more
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. Furth ...more
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 tha ...more
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 hea ...more
I would've preferred tighter writing and a shorter book in order to keep that urgent, panicked feeling, but it wasn't ...more
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? ...more
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, unsett ...more
Suzi is married and pregnant, but not sure if it's her husband's baby or the baby of the man she had an affair with. Now a new neighbor has moved in. A widow who she befriends. Then things start to happen. Her dog goes missing, her house locks her out of it, tempera ...more
A domestic thriller full of secrets and lies. Twisted characters. Intriguing story. An entertaining read.
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. McGowan’s goal was for the reader to find most of the characters abho ...more
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my ARC in exchange for an honest review .
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 cou ...more
For me, this was the very definition of a psychological thriller.
Generous portions of psychosis and chillingly atmospheric in mood and setting. Featuring unreliable narrators and several supporting roles, none of whom could be trusted. Or could they? There were no usual suspects as any of the cast seemed capable....
My Who-Dunnit List was fluid with constant re-evaluating and shuffling of all the options. I don’t remember reading a book where I’ve vacillated to ...more
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, th ...more
Claire McGowan has written another book that I enjoyed. The twists and suspense at the level I require to keep me thoroughly entertained.
This was a twisty story plot and people were not who or what they appeared to be.
I much enjoyed the story ride but can’t say I was shocked or surprised with the final ending. It was pretty much what was expected. Still, it was a good read.
The Other Wife is an easily readable, addictive domestic suspense novel by Claire McGowen. The story is told from three perspectives, each from a different time frame, that serve to propel the plot forward. It is nicely atmospheric in a cold, isolated English town, a remote suburb of London.
The story follows Suzi, who is married to critical, controlling Nick.Suzi is pregnant, but only known to her, it’s not Nick’s baby. Nick knows that Suzi has had indiscretions in the past, so he move ...more
Just when you think you have it figured out, things change! That’s how I felt when I was reading The Other Wife. I thought I knew what was going on and then something happens and I’m 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 betw ...more
This is a well-written plot, starring twisted and unlikable characters, all driven by different motives; greed, lies, deceit, jealousy, and all arrays of destructive emotions.
Secret upon secrets and twists upon twists, some easier to unmask than others. Moreover, there were many implausible occurrences in this story and the ending was no different but still managed to have a satisfying edge to it.
All in all, this is an enthralling r ...more
I really do not like to write negative reviews. In fact, I try to avoid it by DNFing books that I won’t be able to give a positive boost to but sometimes mistakes are made. I don’t enjoy insulting someone ...more
It’s hard to describe the plot without revealing spoilers as nearly every chapter unveils a new secret.
I found it an enjoyable read but I did so,times get the characters muddled up and would have to flip back to double check exactly who was who. I’m undecided if this was down to my poor attention span or if the character development could use some work.
Overall it is a go ...more