book review

ARC Review: The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book for free in exchange for my honest review. 


Publication Date: October 24, 2019

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Pages: 322

Genre: Thriller

Rating: 4/5

This is one of the best thrillers that I have read in awhile. The Other Wife starts off with us being introduced to three narrators: Nora, Elle, and Suzi. Suzi is pregnant and her life with her husband is not healthy or good in any way. Nora is a widow and Elle is married with a seemingly perfect life but there are secrets and lies that will unravel her life.

This story is extremely engaging and fast paced. Very early on I figured out something and I was preparing myself to be disappointed when it got revealed at the end. However, this thing I thought I figured out got revealed pretty early on in the book and the rest of the time I was totally captivated trying to figure out what was going to happen next. McGowan kept building and building the story up to the final reveal and I really liked how it all ended up. None of the characters are that likable but that didn’t hinder my enjoyment an any way.

My only criticism of this book is that there were a few side stories that I didn’t feel were necessary to the main plot. I don’t think it added much of anything to the story and the book would have had more of an impact without these added distractions.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to read a great thriller. This book has a lot of great twists and reveals that built up to an ending I didn’t see coming. Also, this book is currently on Kindle Unlimited which is a great deal! I have previously bought a Claire McGowan book on my kindle and it has definitely moved up on my priority list because I can’t wait to see what else this author can do.



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