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The Other Wife

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
4 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)

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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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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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highly enjoyable <br />

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

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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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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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So so good, so many twists!!

Loved this book, the characters, the story. At times I sat in my car just to listen in peace, it was that good!!!!

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Entertaining

Whilst this book did keep me engaged, the domestic thriller angle, jilted wife seeking revenge isn't an original concept. The plot twists were entertaining but not overly exciting or unpredictable. Suzie's character is difficult to connect with, being a self centred idiot most of the time.
Karen Cass gives a great performance to the point that one could almost believe it's narrated by two different women.

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Need to concentrate

Really need to concentrate when listening to this book because easy to loose track of the characters but all in all a good story

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Not very relaxing

When I'm listening to a book it's to get some peace and quiet first few seconds of the book the reader starts screaming in my headphones. Didn't bother going any further.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • LaSraCardona
  • 24-01-2020

Thrilling Puzzler

This was an exciting book, one I’m sure i would have read in no time at all. Instead I listened to it, and the audio version was fantastic. All too often a good book can be ruined by the person reading it aloud, but that is not the case with this one. Great pace, clear speech, and intonation really added to the story.

The story was great, too, short chapters, not too many characters, (which, for me, makes audio books difficult to follow), easy to absorb, yet had me stumped well into the book. Required some suspension of disbelief, but well worth it.

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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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  • 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.

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  • samantha oerlemans/mark hickey
  • 30-05-2020

Twisted take of married life

Great story, engrossing and interesting. Changes timelines but it definitely keeps you guessing. Loved it

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  • Mintychristine
  • 29-05-2020

Narrated well

Otherwise a uninspiring read Very predictable I struggled to connect with characters and the ending was a tad ridiculous in aid to the all loose ends

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  • Claire
  • 12-05-2020

Addictive

it had me hooked from beginning to the end,simply brilliant. it's twists and turns in the story line are gripping so I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-2020

nice read

I struggled to finish this book to be honest. not one of your best books

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  • Mrs G.
  • 10-05-2020

Struggled to finish

The story was very predictable, with a rushed ending and the narration was poor. I found myself screaming everytime an accent was attempted.