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Publisher's Summary

An Amazon Charts bestseller.

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, 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. 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 more in common than they could ever have imagined. When a shocking event brings them together, their lives will never be the same again.

©2019 Claire McGowan (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Truly ordinary and bizarre in the extreme

Amazing that this reaches the shelves - character development is ok but the plot is totally unbelievable

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Ugh

Tedious, soap opera. None of the characters are likeable and the story is annoying -I just wanted it to get good (still waiting)

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utter tripe

urgh- a female author creating insipid female characters who lose their minds over some dickhead. it's 2020 FFS

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highly enjoyable

I enjoyed how the characters developed throughout the book. no one was exactly as they seemed. kept me reading.

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A slow mystery with unlikeable characters

This was hard to listen to. There were no likeable characters (except one minor character) which made it really hard to care. The repetition of clear points or thoughts became too much several times. The story and plot felt slow and tedious. I just didn't enjoy it at all unfortunately.

The narration wasn't believable in a few parts ... for example the character was going through a trauma but the narration felt flippant. Character voices barely differed and it was hard to remember who was talking.

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Great thriller!

This was a great story - really kept me guessing. The characters were well developed, albeit unloveable in most cases. The narration was okay if you are happy with upwards inflections at the end of every second sentence.

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Slow start, then great. Full of twists!

At first I was giving it 3 stars but as it progressed, it became 4 stars, then 4.5 stars. Some excellent twists which I didn’t predict. This was my first Claire McGowan book so I’ll look for more.

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  • Jen
  • 07-04-2020

Lies, lies, lies and betrayal everywhere.

Hard to tell who is playing who with clues sprinkled throughout the multiple perspective chapters.

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Really enjoyed this read

l couldn't stop listening to this audio book. A great domestic drama with many twists

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Fairly predictable!

The story was ok.. Didn’t like any of the characters though which makes it hard to connect with them or the plot. I found it obvious from the start what was going on & the ‘twists’ even more predictable. Still.. It passed the hours on my walks for a few days! Found the narrator so frustrating though. Would have preferred she didn’t try to do the male voices, they all sounded the same & the attempts ended up feeling silly.

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  • JenniferLOVESThrillers
  • 28-10-2019

Confusing Narration, Drawn Out Story

NO SPOILERS! This book is very hard to understand who is speaking. Characters shift in the middle of chapters without an introduction and its very annoying. The story is so so but its more of a mystery drama.

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  • Eun
  • 12-01-2020

The Other Wife is not what you think

Claire McGowan has written a primer on how to “gaslight” someone. Susie’s husband nIck distrust his wife after finding her caught in an affair. Having “forgiven“ her he unbeknownst to her monitors her every move. Moving her out of London into a remote area, Susie, now pregnant, is left alone during the day with no one around until a woman moves into one of the other cottages next-door.

Nora is the new neighbor. She is also the widow of Susie‘s lover. Thinking the child she carries is her husbands, NORA begins a campaign to ingratiate herself with Susie. Finding that NIck has been controlling Susie’s every move via electronic monitor, Nora, while not telling Susie, she encourages her to leave Nick,

NORA, thinking she would have a comfortable life with pensions, savings, and inheritance money, is rudely awakened by the lawyer who tells her there are no funds whatsoever. Her husband has been siphoning off funds for years and there’s nothing left.
Things escalate and there are many twists and turns. It makes you wonder how well you know those people in whom you have placed trust and love. This was a good read and the audio version was brilliantly performed.

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  • kyproff
  • 24-01-2020

predictable

I thought beginning was confusing but then I figured out how everything would end, maybe i listen to too many mysteries

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  • John
  • 13-07-2020

Absolutely Tremendous Read..!!!

This book has it all , ..!!!... and all loose ends are tied up with great satisfaction,... I highly recommend..

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  • Charlotte Taylor
  • 28-01-2020

Great story.

Full of twists and turns. Exciting and well thought out plot. Very enjoyable to read and listen to

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  • Anne L. Stimac
  • 28-01-2020

Forcing myself to finish.

Really terrible story with 3 main characters that are whiny, mean, and boring. I can’t understand the high ranks this book had been given. It’s a predictable poorly written story that has no redeeming value.

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  • JLeo
  • 11-02-2020

Good listen

This audio book seems obvious at first but manages a few surprises at the end. It was a decent diversion on a long drive!

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  • Janice
  • 07-02-2020

Impressed

This is a very well crafted story. Complex, flawed characters are well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed and stayed engaged with the book throughout.

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  • Young Not Young
  • 29-01-2020

Highly Recommend this Twisty Turny Tale!

Awesome story with lots of surprises and a great ending. The narration was spot-on as well, and I'm pretty picky about that.

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  • Laura B King
  • 26-01-2020

great

very intriguing plot with twists and turns. a bit slow pace however definitely worth the read

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  • Miriam
  • 12-12-2019

Narration terrible!!!!

Enjoyed the book but nearly didn’t finish it due to the very very bad narration!

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  • Rachel
  • 27-04-2021

the other women

absolutely brilliant lived it every chance I had I listened to it even when I was cleaning at work would love another like this one

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  • Jeanette Lambert
  • 27-04-2021

Kept me on the edge of my seat

I loved this easy to follow story but it did keep me transfixed at times, I listen whilst I'm baking or doing the housework and like something that keeps me riveted but not to the point of having to sit and concentrate. This novel hit that spot... Easy to follow but interesting and intriguing too. Great story

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  • Nancy S
  • 11-06-2021

A real ‘page turner’

I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the performance. I saw others comment that it wasn’t a believable plot, but that was fine for me as it’s a novel ! A great ‘read’.

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  • Chelsea wilson
  • 13-04-2021

amazing book

great book, listened to it twice now very enjoyable couple of nice twists would recommend

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-2021

loved it!

I really enjoyed this book it kept me on the edge of my seat. The narrator was just perfect!

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  • Janet Mackenzie
  • 06-04-2021

The other wife

The Narrator is good 👍.
I enjoyed listening through Audible. A good book. Thank you

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  • LB1
  • 24-03-2021

Loved first 3/4 of this book.

Pretty predictable in parts. GP content - erm...really? Is that allowed?
First 3/4 was exciting!
Performance makes or breaks an audible book, this was pretty good.

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  • paul t
  • 16-02-2021

Very disappointing after a decent beginning

Far too many unlikely events. And you cannot die from carbon monoxide by leaving the gas on. And even if you could, the smell would alert most people before it became a problem. Very disappointing.

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  • Tracy
  • 11-11-2020

Superb listen

Couldn't wait to hear the next chapter . The reader was soft and gentle, excitable and passionate which kept me linked to the story.

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