The Other Mrs.

“There’s something off about the house. Something that nags at me, makes me feel uneasy, though I don’t know what it is about the house that makes me feel this way… on the surface, there’s nothing about the house that’s not too like. But, I know better than to take things at face value…”

Thank you Park Row Books for gifting me an advanced copy of The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica. 

“She tried to run, but she can’t escape the other Mrs.

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie.

But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.”

What a rollercoaster ride this book was! I loved Mary Kubica’s previous title, The Good Girl and was so anxious to read The Other Mrs. I was concerned that I would be let down and that the story wouldn’t live up the expectation in my mind. 

I was wrong. So…very…wrong. 

Let me get one thing out of the way before I dive into my review. I would like to give a trigger warning for three things: First, there is a very graphic. I mean, an incredibly detailed and disturbing reference to someone completing suicide; it made my stomach feel queasy. Second, there is a graphic scene involving animal cruelty. Finally, there are references and descriptions of child abuse. If any of these, in any way, concern you please reach out to me for more information. 

Because of the above, I was pretty set on giving this book a three-star rating. However, the storyline was just that good. It was so dark, so twisty and it kept me guessing throughout the entire book. I was completely invested in what had happened to the neighbor next door, Morgan, and what was going on with Will Foust. There was something that just didn’t settle well with me regarding his character.

The brilliant writer that Mary Kubica is, she managed to divulge the mind-blowing twist with one three-letter word. I had to go back and make sure that it wasn’t just a misprint but no, not a misprint. 

I love a good twisty domestic thriller that keeps me on the edge of my seat. If you’re also a fan of books like this, then I encourage you to add this one to your list. 

Thank you to Mary Kubica and Park Row Books for the opportunity to read this book before its release date. The Other Mrs. will be published on February 18th. You can pre-order it now. 

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