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The Other Wife

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

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An Amazon Charts best seller.

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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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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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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Couldn’t put it down

Absolutely loved it. I couldn’t stop listening. I just wanted more and more. Well done to the author. The narrator was good too with her expression and tone.

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Suzy was a struggle.

I couldn’t stand Suzy. The story was good but I was so sick of the complaining. Who would want to be with her? I have always struggled with books where I don’t like a main character and I found myself kinda hoping she would get her comeuppance. Story kept me intrigued but it was tiring to wade through.

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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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  • 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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  • A. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-09-2020

Terrible narration!

I wanted something easy to listen to as I've just had a baby and knew I'd be dipping in and out of it. The story was ok, although I guessed the 'twist' quite early on. The narration, however, was unbearable. For this reason, I'd probably recommend you're better off reading this book rather than listening to it!

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  • Sophie
  • 02-09-2020

kept me listening

really enjoyed this. kept me listening. plot twists enough to keep you engaged and narrator is good.

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  • Paula O'Kane
  • 26-08-2020

Dull listening

Found this book so dull, tedious and written in a very unsophisticated manner and not all a gripping storyline as I'd hoped from the extract I listened to. Sorry, a waste of money. A refund would be justified I feel.

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  • Sair0075
  • 17-08-2020

Fairly Decent

The story keeps you on your toes but not enough that the twists shock you. At least for me I was able to see roughly where this book was going; not from the beginning which is why it keeps you guessing a touch. The characters were interesting but not as complex as they possibly needed to be. I feel there should be more to the story (some things left unexplained) but overall I did enjoy it.

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  • Karen Colpitts
  • 11-08-2020

You need to stretch belief

This book started off ok and with a good premise. However, it became slightly unbelievable in the middle and became progressively worse. Plus the Narrator had an annoying habit of emphasising the end of sentences. ok but a bit too far fetched and a more in depth ending would have been good.

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  • Leaabdy
  • 02-07-2020

Not great

Very predictable. Not believable and too many fashionable buzz words. I didn’t really enjoy this book.

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  • Chiffon Queen
  • 22-06-2020

Not a page turner

Sort of guessed some of it from the start, not as exciting as I would have liked.

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  • navymish
  • 22-06-2020

brilliant read!

gripping from the start with twists & turns till the very last word! definitely recommend!

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  • R. O'Connor
  • 18-06-2020

Unexpected and refreshing

Just when you start to expect a pedestrian story and solution, there’s an unexpected turn and you get the satisfaction of a victim who escapes without unalloyed misery. Apart from jarring Americanisms like ‘normalcy’ instead of normality, I found this light, but still a good listen and escapism enough to have been worth the time spent.