[BOOKS] ✬ The Other Wife ✶ Claire McGowan – E-inbusiness.co.uk

What I Loved The way the author wove so many secrets into the story The twists and turns were done so that you were propelled through the book Something would be revealed and I just had to keep turning the pages to see what was next.The sections in the book are titled by the character s name so you know who s point of view you are reading and I really liked that Each character s POV was pretty to the point there were not sections that were so fluffy and overly descriptive that I wanted to s What I Loved The way the author wove so many secrets into the story The twists and turns were done so that you were propelled through the book Something would be revealed and I just had to keep turning the pages to see what was next.The sections in the book are titled by the character s name so you know who s point of view you are reading and I really liked that Each character s POV was pretty to the point there were not sections that were so fluffy and overly descriptive that I wanted to skim them bonus points to the author How I Felt I was intrigued through this entire book There were two specific parts where I actually got a little nervous, and looked around the room, which tells me that the author was able to spook me a bit I didn t feel connected to Suzi through most of the book, but about 3 4 of the way into the book, BAM, I was rooting for her She had a moment where she decided to stand up for herself and take some responsibility, and it completely changed my opinion of her.To Read or Not To Read This is a To Read for anyone who loves mystery, suspense, or thrillers What s this book about anyway Suzi and her husband have recently moved into an extremely secluded cottage without neighbors Suzi has cheated on her husband, and now she s pregnant And she sure is a nervous nelly The man she has had an affair with seems to have ghosted her, or dumped her, and she doesn t know what to do She stalks him online, on her phone, but she can t find any news about him.Nora moves in to the cottage across the road from Suzi and immediately befriends her We soon realize that Nora seems to knowabout Suzi than she is letting on There are so many questions to answer in this book, and I felt that every one of them was answered in the end This story takes you on a roller coaster ride and does a great job tying up loose ends Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for my honest opiniom netgalley theotherwife Nick and Suzi move to the countryside just outside of London It is a fresh start after Suzi s affair They agree to move away from London life Less temptation for Suzi and she can concentrate on being a proper wife No boozy dinners after work No friends, no car and no town nearbyWhen Nora moves in down the road Suzi is delighted She is a city girl, used to the hustle and bustle of London life and moving was a big change for her Nora happily greets her, grateful for a friend she is a wi Nick and Suzi move to the countryside just outside of London It is a fresh start after Suzi s affair They agree to move away from London life Less temptation for Suzi and she can concentrate on being a proper wife No boozy dinners after work No friends, no car and no town nearbyWhen Nora moves in down the road Suzi is delighted She is a city girl, used to the hustle and bustle of London life and moving was a big change for her Nora happily greets her, grateful for a friend she is a widow that has just had to downsize down to money Elle spends her day ensuring the house is perfect for her Dr Husband Patrick He spends hours at the hospital and is often late Being alone with her thoughts and on medication he prescribed Elle worries and becomes a bit needy However when Patrick dies he leaves a trail of unanswered questions like why did all the money go Elle decides to follow the trail and what she find is her most darkest worry of all The book tells the story through different perspective It changes from Nora to Elle to Suzi At first it can be a bit confusing as there is quite a few women but once you find out a bit about each person Eventually the story pieces together nicely I am glad I kept reading on as after I got know bits and pieces I became quite hooked.The ending was unexpected I imagined it to be different to what was written But I guess it shows the type of character.Therefore this was a great read I really enjoyed The Other Wife by Claire McGowan It s a taut, well written, well paced psychological thriller In Part One of the novel, we meet three women Nora, Suzi, and Elle Each chapter alternates between the three points of view Nora is a 42 year old widow moving into a rather run down cottage in the middle of nowhere outside London She s an unhappy, mysterious character who s motives with the move won t come clear for many chapters Next is Suzi, a pretty young, pregnant wife a go I really enjoyed The Other Wife by Claire McGowan It s a taut, well written, well paced psychological thriller In Part One of the novel, we meet three women Nora, Suzi, and Elle Each chapter alternates between the three points of view Nora is a 42 year old widow moving into a rather run down cottage in the middle of nowhere outside London She s an unhappy, mysterious character who s motives with the move won t come clear for many chapters Next is Suzi, a pretty young, pregnant wife a good bit younger than Nora and her only neighbor for miles and miles Suzi is married to an insanely controlling man Nick and is desperately unhappy about both her marriage and their move to the country where she has no job, no friends, and is trapped in her home playing wifey Suzi is also in love with another man, someone who is married and may be the father of her unborn child, but the man has suddenly ghosted her Finally, we meet Elle Elle used to be a concert pianist but is now a full time wife, married to a doctor She seems to be a bit neurotic and as we meet her, she s going crazy waiting for her husband to come home, frantic that he s late Nora and Suzi meet early on, but as a reader, you re not sure how Elle is going to fit into the story And so it begins.This is the second of McGowan s books that I have read, and I will be a faithful follower from here on She is a skilled storyteller, and I thoroughly enjoyed both novels The Other Wife is a complex, dark tale of deceit and vengeance, and I loved the way McGowan brought everything together in the final chapters A very satisfying ending.My thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercerfor providing me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review Suzi has moved to the countryside with her husband Nick in order to repair their marriage She is pregnant and the moved to an isolated farmhouse might be what they need to make things right between them They even get a dog From Nick s perspective Suzi has alot to make up for Suzi and Nick have a new neighbour Nora who, due to proximity, they are bound to be courteous to There are no other close neighbours It s clear from the outset Nora is not what she seems, though it takes some time for Suzi has moved to the countryside with her husband Nick in order to repair their marriage She is pregnant and the moved to an isolated farmhouse might be what they need to make things right between them They even get a dog From Nick s perspective Suzi has alot to make up for Suzi and Nick have a new neighbour Nora who, due to proximity, they are bound to be courteous to There are no other close neighbours It s clear from the outset Nora is not what she seems, though it takes some time for her agenda to be disclosed Suzi is looking for a confidante She feels alone, and we soon see Nick s continual gaslighting and methods of coercive control, his rationale being that Suzi has cheated on him twice The Other Wife is told from multiple, and at times, confusing amounts of people s points of view across different time periods For me, it tended to deflect from the story for me, rather than add to it There seemed to be so many players and so many moving parts, making some of the plot twists fall short The story did not evolve for me, it felt forced and somewhat chaotic.I have had the pleasure of reading alot of thrillers lately and it s possible my view of this book was influenced by my high opinions of those I could not rate this highly in comparison unfortunately I also did not draw Suzi close, although she was very much the victim in this book and I applaud Clare McGowan for addressing the issue of coercive control in this book Thank you to Clare McGowan,Publishing UK and Netgalley for the eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review This is published 24 October 2019 She S A Total Stranger But She Knows Who You Are Suzi Did A Bad Thing She S Paying For It Now, Pregnant, Scared, And Living In An Isolated Cottage With Her Jealous Husband, NickWhen 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 To Nora Than Meets The Eye It S Impossible Does She Already Know What Suzi Did Meanwhile, Elle Spends Her Days In Her Perfect Home, Fixated On Keeping Up Appearances But When Her Husband Betrays Her, It Unravels A Secret Going All The Way Back To Her Childhood She Ll Do Whatever It Takes To Hold On To Him, Even If That Means Murder After All, She S Done It Before Caught Up In Their Own Secrets And Lies, These Strangers Will Soon Realise They Have In Common Than They Could Ever Have Imagined When A Shocking Event Brings Them Together, Their Lives Will Never Be The Same Again A great domestic thriller with engaging well developed characters.Suzi Nora Elle three characters whose lives will be tangled up together in ways that weren t least expected.Suzi is pregnant and suffers from her obsessively jealous control freak of a husband who practically imprisoned her in their country home Then a new neighbor Nora moves in and Suzi couldn t be happier to have someone to confide in, big mistake Then there is Elle who seems to be having the perfect life, but this is just a A great domestic thriller with engaging well developed characters.Suzi Nora Elle three characters whose lives will be tangled up together in ways that weren t least expected.Suzi is pregnant and suffers from her obsessively jealous control freak of a husband who practically imprisoned her in their country home Then a new neighbor Nora moves in and Suzi couldn t be happier to have someone to confide in, big mistake Then there is Elle who seems to be having the perfect life, but this is just a facade.When those women s lives collide, there is a chain reaction of lies, betrayals, backstabbing, revenge and much.I was really invested in this story, but my only quibble was with the pace.I felt that atighter writing would have sped up the pace, because there was a long gap between a twist and its denouement which took away from the shock value Regardless I would recommend this book as it is both unique and engrossing.I voluntarily reviewed this book through Netgalley, thanksPublishing UK, and author Claire McGowan Thank you NetGalley andPublishing UK for the eARC.Suzy, pregnant and scared, has moved to the country with her husband Nick She s heartbroken because the man she was having an affair with has suddenly disappeared after she told him she s expecting a baby Nick is very controlling and she s lonely, depending on him for everything because their cottage is far from anywhere When she finds out her lover has died, she is inconsolable and her husband becomes evenimpossible to live with Thank you NetGalley andPublishing UK for the eARC.Suzy, pregnant and scared, has moved to the country with her husband Nick She s heartbroken because the man she was having an affair with has suddenly disappeared after she told him she s expecting a baby Nick is very controlling and she s lonely, depending on him for everything because their cottage is far from anywhere When she finds out her lover has died, she is inconsolable and her husband becomes evenimpossible to live with In the meanwhile a woman has moved into the cottage next to them and Suzy hopes that she ll have a friend to confide in Little does she realize her life will become evennightmarish this woman wants vengeance The story is told from the viewpoint of both women and as the stories continue I found itanddifficult to put the book down It s a nailbiter None of the characters are likeable, except for Poppet, the poor dog , but that didn t matter because the story was so good The ending is terrific and quite satisfying Recommended Thank you to NetGalley andPublishing UK for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Suzi made some mistakes Now she s stuck in a bad situation Things start looking up when Nora moves into the only other house nearby Things are not as they appear, and Suzi is not the only one with a secret I enjoyed this thriller novel I did predict the plot twists one very early on , but the book kept me interested for the most part There were some slow moments that could have been short Thank you to NetGalley andPublishing UK for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Suzi made some mistakes Now she s stuck in a bad situation Things start looking up when Nora moves into the only other house nearby Things are not as they appear, and Suzi is not the only one with a secret I enjoyed this thriller novel I did predict the plot twists one very early on , but the book kept me interested for the most part There were some slow moments that could have been shortened I appreciated the multiple points of view and found the ending to be very satisfying I had hoped for a bitcharacter development, and I think I would have liked the protagonists muchif they had shown somegrowth This was a solid domestic thriller that offered some scary, suspenseful moments and a whole lot of revenge I feel very conflicted by this book, The Other Wife by Claire McGowan The story is told from the perspective of multiple people I loved the vast majority of the book I was instantly sucked into the plot and couldn t wait to see how the whole plotline played out And then when the end came, it was utter disappointment 300 pages of suspense building up to an incredible ending and then a complete failure It was almost like the author just got tired of writing and just decided to wrap it up Wh I feel very conflicted by this book, The Other Wife by Claire McGowan The story is told from the perspective of multiple people I loved the vast majority of the book I was instantly sucked into the plot and couldn t wait to see how the whole plotline played out And then when the end came, it was utter disappointment 300 pages of suspense building up to an incredible ending and then a complete failure It was almost like the author just got tired of writing and just decided to wrap it up Why This book deserves a different ending and another 50 pages or so What was the point of the very tiny subplot of Allison and her partner It absolutely made no sense This book could have easily been a 5 star book with an alternate finale But instead, I give it a 3.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley The views given are my own 3 starsI feel very conflicted by this book, The Other Wife by Claire McGowan The story is told from the perspective of multiple people I loved the vast majority of the book I was instantly sucked into the plot and couldn t wait to see how the whole plotline played out And then when the end came, it was an utter disappointment 300 pages of suspense building up to an incredible ending and then a complete failure It was almost like the author just got tired of writing and just decided to wrap 3 starsI feel very conflicted by this book, The Other Wife by Claire McGowan The story is told from the perspective of multiple people I loved the vast majority of the book I was instantly sucked into the plot and couldn t wait to see how the whole plotline played out And then when the end came, it was an utter disappointment 300 pages of suspense building up to an incredible ending and then a complete failure It was almost like the author just got tired of writing and just decided to wrap it up Why This book deserves a different ending and another 50 pages or so What was the point of the very tiny subplot of Allison and her partner It absolutely made no sense This book could have easily been a 5 star book with an alternate finale But instead, I give it a 3.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley The views given are my own The Other Wife


About the Author: Claire McGowan

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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