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, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own backyard.But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. It’s their eerie old home, with its decrepit decor and creepy attic, which they inherited from Will’s sister after she died unexpectedly. It’s Will’s disturbed teenage niece Imogen, with her dark and threatening presence. And it’s the troubling past that continues to wear at the seams of their family.As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of Morgan’s death. 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.

The Other Mrs. Details

TitleThe Other Mrs.
Author
ReleaseFeb 18th, 2020
PublisherPark Row
ISBN-139781488099601
Rating
GenreThriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Fiction

The Other Mrs. Review

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    January 1, 1970
    Four I’m so freaking dizzy after so many twists, I felt like the earth moved under me and the rug pulled out from my feet over and over again, get your tickets for crazy train ride, because Mary Kubica wrote another surprising, fast pacing, heart throbbing thriller stars So our facts:-WE HAVE A ONE WEIRD FAMILY ON THE TOWN:A dysfunctional family consisted of two little boys (Tate, this family’s the most regular kid and Otto who brought his school a knife to avenge his bullies), Sadie the mother Four I’m so freaking dizzy after so many twists, I felt like the earth moved under me and the rug pulled out from my feet over and over again, get your tickets for crazy train ride, because Mary Kubica wrote another surprising, fast pacing, heart throbbing thriller stars So our facts:-WE HAVE A ONE WEIRD FAMILY ON THE TOWN:A dysfunctional family consisted of two little boys (Tate, this family’s the most regular kid and Otto who brought his school a knife to avenge his bullies), Sadie the mother who had troubled past, suffering from bipolar disorder, keeping so many secrets and recently resigned her job from a hospital, Will, flirty husband who probably cheated on his wife moved to Maine to embrace a new family member, Will’s niece Imogen(violent, hostile, loner) who will start to live with them after her mother’s loss.( There is possibility she might have killed her! Yes, great addition to this creepy family!)- MORE CREEPY, SNEAKY CHARACTERS PLEASE:Let’s add Camille and the mouse to the equation. Camille seems like the stalker of the family who wants to replace Sadie and become “Other Mrs.”, having an affair with Will.(That’s what she says, we still didn’t hear Will’s side of the story till the end of the book.) We still don’t know the poor little girl nicknamed “Mouse”, suffering from her monster stepmother’s abuses. (Is she really suffering or is she a pathological liar? We’re still in the dark!)- FAMILY MOVES AND MURDER IN DA NEXT HOUSE!As soon as they moved to their house, their neighbor Morgan was murdered. Don’t say please: “It’s always the husband!” This time he had an alibi. Don’t you think, it’s a coincidence that the murder occurred after the lovely family’s moving to the new house? No, I don’t think so and you shouldn’t, too.INTERESTING FACTS:Police officer Berg suspects Sadie for the murder. But Sadie claimed she barely know the victim. When we read her POV, we may agree that she is telling the truth. But we also read Camille and mouse side of the story and we got confused. There are so many missing pieces and unfitted parts of the puzzle. Who was telling the truth? Who killed the neighbor? WHY ALL THE CHARACTERS OF THIS BOOK (instead of Tate) IS SO SPOOKY, DREADFUL? The vibes we got for them so suspicious made you felt like a lie detector, any time they start to talk, you start to blip because most things come out their mouths are not true. FINAL: So good! Thanks to my spider senses I solved it a little earlier but twist and twist and twist make you whirl your head like a helicopter tour from Vegas to Grand Canyon which meant it is great kind of dizziness! Get ready for surprises and big revelations. Nothing as it seems. So give your full concentration not be fooled. I loved most of Mary Kubica’s smart writing and her great psychological analysis of her characters. She is one of the gifted writers. “Good Girl” was my favorite book of hers. “When The Lights Go Out” was a little disappointment for me. So I was hesitated before starting this book. But the first pages captured my heart and my mind at the same time and I knew from the beginning, this is right kind of thriller for me. Thankfully I didn’t get wrong!Special thanks to Park Row and NetGalley for sending me this great ARC COPY in exchange my honest review.
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  • Dita
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on a small coastal island town. Many twists, turns, alternating POVs spread out over a generous timeline. I felt this one dragged some in the middle but when it went? It zoomed!Thank you to Mary Kubica, HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) Park Row and NetGalley for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Holly B
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsI love a setting with a creepy house.Sadie and Will have just moved their family into a house they inherited on a small island in Maine.It smells musty, its dark and dreary with paneling and heavy drapery. That is not all though- The house has a disturbing history and it threatens to unravel the new occupants.Things aren't going well in the new neighborhood. Seems that murder is in the air.I was engrossed in the first third of the novel with the suspense and intriguing characters. I 3.5 StarsI love a setting with a creepy house.Sadie and Will have just moved their family into a house they inherited on a small island in Maine.It smells musty, its dark and dreary with paneling and heavy drapery. That is not all though- The house has a disturbing history and it threatens to unravel the new occupants.Things aren't going well in the new neighborhood. Seems that murder is in the air.I was engrossed in the first third of the novel with the suspense and intriguing characters. I wanted to love this book, but the direction it took ultimately fizzled a bit for me.My third by the author and not my favorite, I was looking for a more "thrilling" read than what it turned out to be for me. You may want to give it a try, others have loved it.Thanks to NG/ publisher for my review copy. OUT on 2/18/2019
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  • Debra
    January 1, 1970
    An old house on an island off Maine. The creepy old home is now Sadie, Will, Otto and Tate's new home. Will's sister has died unexpectedly, and they move to the home to take care of their niece, Imogen. But this move is not the fresh start they are looking for. Soon their neighbor, Morgan is murdered, and the new family draws suspicion. Plus, Imogen is not very happy to have them there and is moody and withdrawn. Sadie worries about her older son, Otto having issues at school and still feels An old house on an island off Maine. The creepy old home is now Sadie, Will, Otto and Tate's new home. Will's sister has died unexpectedly, and they move to the home to take care of their niece, Imogen. But this move is not the fresh start they are looking for. Soon their neighbor, Morgan is murdered, and the new family draws suspicion. Plus, Imogen is not very happy to have them there and is moody and withdrawn. Sadie worries about her older son, Otto having issues at school and still feels distant from her husband.Sadie, Camille and Mouse tell the story and there are twists and turns that keep the plot moving. There are many questions in this book besides "Who killed Morgan?" such as who Camille and Mouse are and how are their stories related to this family. If you think you know, you might just be mistaken!For me the reveal wasn't that shocking as I pretty much figured out most of the plot halfway through the book. It was still enjoyable and entertaining. I didn’t have everything figured out but almost. I do wish this one had been just a bit more thrilling and it didn't really register too much on my creepy meter. For me this was good not great.Although this was not my favorite of hers, I will be reading more of her in the future.Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss who provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • marilyn
    January 1, 1970
    It was fun reading The Other Mrs and trying to figure out just what was going on and who was doing what. We have three main narrators for the story with another narrator joining the others, towards the end of the book. Sadie, Camille, and Mouse tell their stories, with little Mouse grabbing my heart. Sadie is a doctor who, with her husband and two sons, moves into her late sister-in-laws house. Sadie and her husband, Will, also become the custodians of Will's sixteen year old niece, Imogene, a It was fun reading The Other Mrs and trying to figure out just what was going on and who was doing what. We have three main narrators for the story with another narrator joining the others, towards the end of the book. Sadie, Camille, and Mouse tell their stories, with little Mouse grabbing my heart. Sadie is a doctor who, with her husband and two sons, moves into her late sister-in-laws house. Sadie and her husband, Will, also become the custodians of Will's sixteen year old niece, Imogene, a disturbed, sullen goth teenager, whose communication skills are sorely lacking. Camille is a former roommate of Sadie, who feels like Sadie stole Will from her and Camille is going to fix that situation. She is actively stalking Sadie and Will and gives the indication that she'll do anything to make Will hers. Mouse is a creative, darling little six year old whose widowed dad marries a horrible, cruel woman. There are brief moments of animal and child abuse during Mouse's narration and she was my favorite character in this story. Not long after Sadie and her family move into her SIL's house, a SIL who committed suicide, a nearby neighbor is brutally murdered. Sadie has memory lapses and both her son Otto and Imogene have acted violently, causing Sadie to wonder if the murderer could be someone in her household. As the story progressed, there were some twists that I figured out but others that kept me stumped for most of the book. For me this was a fun buddy read and I want to thank Park Row/HarperCollins and Edelweiss for this ARC.
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  • JanB
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 Is there anything more creepy than an old decrepit house on an isolated island off the coast of Maine in the dead of winter? Sadie, her husband Will, and their two boys move to Maine when his sister dies and they inherit the house and take custody of his teenage niece. It’s a chance at a fresh start for the family, who has had their share of trouble. Told through three points of view, strange things soon begin happening, not the least of which is their next door 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 Is there anything more creepy than an old decrepit house on an isolated island off the coast of Maine in the dead of winter? Sadie, her husband Will, and their two boys move to Maine when his sister dies and they inherit the house and take custody of his teenage niece. It’s a chance at a fresh start for the family, who has had their share of trouble. Told through three points of view, strange things soon begin happening, not the least of which is their next door neighbor is murdered. Sadie becomes a person of interest and It becomes clear that someone in Sadie and Will’s household may be responsible for murder. But who? There’s no lack of suspects, and I had no idea who to trust. I don't want to give away too many details, as they are best discovered as the story unfolds. I read this as a buddy read with Marialyce and we both enjoyed this one. It kept us engaged and guessing. However, at the end the author took the story in a direction that required a fair bit of suspension of disbelief, especially for those of us in the medical field. Still, it’s a solid thriller that may not wow seasoned thriller fans but if you can set aside your inner critic the pacing is solid and it’s a perfect way to while away a few hours. Netflix has bought the movie rights and I think it will make a terrific movie. * I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.* For our duo reviews of this book and others please visit https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres...
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  • Paige
    January 1, 1970
    "If it wasn't for you, I said, leaning in to whisper the words in his ear, I'd be dead."A lot of twists and turns in The Other Mrs. takes readers on a thrilling ride. Within the first three chapters, Sadie and her family move into her husband's sister's house in Maine to take guardianship of her husband's niece because his sister committed suicide. (Yes, they move into the house his sister killed herself in.) Sadie thinks about how her husband was having an affair back in Chicago and is "If it wasn't for you, I said, leaning in to whisper the words in his ear, I'd be dead."A lot of twists and turns in The Other Mrs. takes readers on a thrilling ride. Within the first three chapters, Sadie and her family move into her husband's sister's house in Maine to take guardianship of her husband's niece because his sister committed suicide. (Yes, they move into the house his sister killed herself in.) Sadie thinks about how her husband was having an affair back in Chicago and is grateful for the move, but then uneasiness creeps into her life as events begin to unfold. She wakes up in the morning to find the word "DIE" written on her car. They find out the neighbor has been murdered, a case is opened, and Sadie is on edge. ALL WITHIN THE FIRST 3 CHAPTERS! I kept trying to figure this one out, but there were so many twists it really made me keep guessing. Did Sadie just black out?! What is up with her son's behavior? Did Sadie's husband murder their neighbor Morgan? Did Camille? Was he cheating again or was it Morgan's suspicious husband who killed her? Who the heck is Mouse...which girl is it?!? Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy. Opinions are my own.More on this: Netflix makes deal for The Other Mrs. YESS!!!!!!! Mary Kubica's website
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  • Marialyce
    January 1, 1970
    Imagine inheriting a house located on an island off the coast of Maine. A new home can offer so much, an escape from some painful happenings in one's life, a new beginning, a time to restart a life that seems to have gone haywire.For Sadie, a doctor, her husband Will, a professor, and their children it seemed like perhaps exactly what they needed. In inheriting the house from Will's deceased sister, a victim of suicide, they also take on the responsibility of caring for Will's niece, Imogen, who Imagine inheriting a house located on an island off the coast of Maine. A new home can offer so much, an escape from some painful happenings in one's life, a new beginning, a time to restart a life that seems to have gone haywire.For Sadie, a doctor, her husband Will, a professor, and their children it seemed like perhaps exactly what they needed. In inheriting the house from Will's deceased sister, a victim of suicide, they also take on the responsibility of caring for Will's niece, Imogen, who seems to have a plethora of issues.The house has that sinister vibe and when the next door neighbor is murdered, it sets in motion a disastrous set of circumstances that seems to point to one of them as the culprit.Sadie is worried about all of them, a one time unfaithful husband, a son who has been bullied and through an incident at school had been expelled, a niece who is recalcitrant and moody, and herself who seems to have an inability to remember details of things that supposedly happened to her. Sadie is fearful that her life and the lives of those around her are threatened.As tension rises and things spiral out of control, it seems that one and then another of the house occupants is a cold blooded murderer. But who is it, and why is it that Sadie seems to be the person the police are most interested in?This was a fast paced thriller that kept one guessing throughout the entire story. A bit implausible at times, with a few plot holes, this story however, was one that held my interest and made me enjoy the eerie journey this family embarked upon. The ending was perfect and one that certainly held a surprise. Recommended for those who like thrillers and recognize they are meant to entertain and are definitely and firmly a piece of fiction. When Jan and I received an invitation to read Mary Kubica's newest book we were quite happy and ready to dive right in as we needed a thriller that was thrilling and not one of the mediocre fare that seems to be floating around. So with lots of anticipation, and enjoying her previous books, we got down to business and read this book in three days. Now that's a telling sign. To see our dual reviews: http://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpress...
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  • Jayme
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars rounded up!!The Past: Sadie was the one who was invited to Jack and Emily's engagement party. But it was her roommate Camille, who invited Will to attend.Camille: "If it wasn't for me, they never would've met. He was mine before he was hers. She forgets that all the time."The Present:Sadie: "Intimacy and vulnerability aren't my strong suit, nor have they ever been. Will thought he could change me. Turns out he was wrong. "Will and Sadie have moved to Maine with their sons for a FRESH 3.5 stars rounded up!!The Past: Sadie was the one who was invited to Jack and Emily's engagement party. But it was her roommate Camille, who invited Will to attend.Camille: "If it wasn't for me, they never would've met. He was mine before he was hers. She forgets that all the time."The Present:Sadie: "Intimacy and vulnerability aren't my strong suit, nor have they ever been. Will thought he could change me. Turns out he was wrong. "Will and Sadie have moved to Maine with their sons for a FRESH START. They have inherited a house, and the guardianship of sixteen year old, Imogen. But, when a neighbor is found murdered on their small Island, Sadie becomes a suspect, and she begins to unravel with all of the stress. This story is told mostly through the perspectives of Camille and Sadie..My first theory turned out to be wrong-After that, I did guess MUCH of this but despite that- I was entertained from beginning to end- though it did get a bit “over the top”! NO temptation to skim this time, except when "fake Mom" picked up the guinea pig..Trigger warning: You will meet "fake Mom" when you meet six year old, "Mouse"-both who suffer her abuse- though thankfully its just a small part of the story..One of my favorite Mary Kubica books, so far! Thank You to EW. Park Row and Mary Kubica for the digital ARC I received in exchange for a candid review! This title will release on Feb. 18th, 2020!
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  • Kris Mehigan
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my gosh, y'all! I got a sneak peek at ARC of THE OTHER MRS. and devoured it during a trans-Atlantic flight. So twisty, I couldn't put it down.The story follows Sadie, a working-mom whose family relocates to an island off Maine's coast due to inheriting her sister-in-law's house and becoming guardian to their niece. The Frankenstein-family is semi-trapped on said island due to winter's stormy conditions. As the weather deteriorates, so does Sadie's career, her relationship with her husband and Oh my gosh, y'all! I got a sneak peek at ARC of THE OTHER MRS. and devoured it during a trans-Atlantic flight. So twisty, I couldn't put it down.The story follows Sadie, a working-mom whose family relocates to an island off Maine's coast due to inheriting her sister-in-law's house and becoming guardian to their niece. The Frankenstein-family is semi-trapped on said island due to winter's stormy conditions. As the weather deteriorates, so does Sadie's career, her relationship with her husband and children, and her self-confidence. The only thing on the rise is the body count on the island. When Sadie becomes the leading suspect in her neighbor's death, the only way to clear her name is to find out the real murderer (no spoilers).I've long been a fan of Mary Kubica's fiction. While THE GOOD GIRL will forever be my favorite, THE OTHER MRS. pulls its weight and then some. Love me some psychological and domestic suspense. Enjoy!
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  • Judy Collins
    January 1, 1970
    BRILLIANT!!!! Top Books of 2020. Mary never fails to impress! One of my FAVORITE authors and have read every book (all 5 STARS). Looking forward to the movie and look for my glowing review coming closer to pub date.
  • Jamie beauty_andthebook_
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!Mary Kubica is back and better than ever with her 2020 release - The Other Mrs. Told in three alternative POV's, we meet Sadie, a doctor and loving wife (despite her husband's affair), Camille - the other woman, an Mouse - a young girl struggling to deal with a tough stepmom. Each of these characters has such a distinct voice, it's hard to imagine they were all written by the same author - but this is the true beauty of a Kubica novel!Filled with twist upon twist as the suspense 4.5 Stars!Mary Kubica is back and better than ever with her 2020 release - The Other Mrs. Told in three alternative POV's, we meet Sadie, a doctor and loving wife (despite her husband's affair), Camille - the other woman, an Mouse - a young girl struggling to deal with a tough stepmom. Each of these characters has such a distinct voice, it's hard to imagine they were all written by the same author - but this is the true beauty of a Kubica novel!Filled with twist upon twist as the suspense builds, I can promise you, the end of The Other Mrs is one you will not see coming. I can't recommend enough that you pick this one up upon publication in February!Thank you to Park Row for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my, what a fabulous spine tingling domestic psyche thriller this was. I loved it, and couldn’t of chosen to read it at a better time than with Halloween approaching in just a few weeks! Mary Kubica has once again hit another ball out of the park. The Other Mrs. is sooo twisted and creepy I couldn’t put it down! What made this story feel so real was how Mary was inspired to write from her own experience surrounding mental illness, taking her story one step further by getting into the mind of a Oh my, what a fabulous spine tingling domestic psyche thriller this was. I loved it, and couldn’t of chosen to read it at a better time than with Halloween approaching in just a few weeks! Mary Kubica has once again hit another ball out of the park. The Other Mrs. is sooo twisted and creepy I couldn’t put it down! What made this story feel so real was how Mary was inspired to write from her own experience surrounding mental illness, taking her story one step further by getting into the mind of a mentally ill person and bringing that person to life on paper. Very believable. Well done Mary.If you’re looking for an unpredictable, dark and eerie thriller with manipulating, antagonistic characters, I highly recommend The Other Mrs. 🖤 Thanks to Harlequin-Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada), NetGalley and Mary Kubica for providing this digital ARC for an honest review.
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  • Kalyn Woodbury
    January 1, 1970
    A very twisty novel that'll keep new psychological thriller fans guessing, but might be too predictable for seasoned readers. Many twists are just very common tropes in this genre— which generally wouldn't be an issue, but Mary Kubica practically spells it out for you when it really should be more nuanced until the big reveal.Kind of off topic, but this book also reminded me of a very important pet fact: guinea pigs are extremely social and need to be kept in groups or pairs. Keeping one A very twisty novel that'll keep new psychological thriller fans guessing, but might be too predictable for seasoned readers. Many twists are just very common tropes in this genre— which generally wouldn't be an issue, but Mary Kubica practically spells it out for you when it really should be more nuanced until the big reveal.Kind of off topic, but this book also reminded me of a very important pet fact: guinea pigs are extremely social and need to be kept in groups or pairs. Keeping one solitary is pretty cruel and even illegal in certain places (like Switzerland!) because it's seen as animal abuse. The characters in this book are extremely unlikeable (except for Tate and Mouse, of course) and that was a bit frustrating. It's hard when you don't connect with anybody, especially the main character. Overall, it wasn't bad. Good writing and generally good pacing, with some parts that genuinely made me worry. I'd be more than willing to read other books from Mary Kubica!A big thank you to the publisher, Harlequin/Park Row Books, for allowing me to read this title in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Nicole ☠
    January 1, 1970
    The Other Mrs was a pretty big disappointment for me. Yes it did end up to have a redeeming quality in the end but the bad far out weighted the good. Let me start by saying that it has the bones of a knock out story but it just didn't deliver. Being told through 3 female pOVs, a 4th coming in at the end, the 3 female characters all very different on every level and that was interesting because you had no idea who to believe or which way the story would go, but that doesn't last too long. About The Other Mrs was a pretty big disappointment for me. Yes it did end up to have a redeeming quality in the end but the bad far out weighted the good. Let me start by saying that it has the bones of a knock out story but it just didn't deliver. Being told through 3 female pOVs, a 4th coming in at the end, the 3 female characters all very different on every level and that was interesting because you had no idea who to believe or which way the story would go, but that doesn't last too long. About halfway through your are given a decent amount of clues about which direction to look further into and soon you start to piece together reasons as to how the 3 are connected. If you are the type to read a lot of psychological thrillers, I'm positive you will have it mostly figured out before the ending because this type of plot has been done COUNTLESS TIMES BEFORE! So let's talk about the main character Sadie. Early on the started to get on my nerves because nothing was ever her fault, never taking blame and accusing others. Hher nothing skills were horrendous, never spending time with them, never played with them, thought them to be liars on multiple occasions, but still worst of all was how she treated Imogen, 16 years old, under her guardenship since her mothers suicide. She accused Imogen of a multitude if things one of them being murder, which she also accused her 14yr old son, Otto of. Sadie showed no compassion for others and was quick to deflect and place blame in those closest to her. I did not care for the writing style in this book. From the early stages i was speed reading and skipping full paragraphs, probably every other, because it was so drawn out and repetive. The same topics were brought up on many different occasions through the book making it tedious instead of enjoyable. As I said before the basis of the book had been done so many times before. This was going somewhere great in the beginning but it just got lost. I wish this had been more original and I think then it could have make a better impact. There was one saving grace that kept me reading towards the end and that was the arrival of the 4th POV, Will, Sadie's husband. He turned out to be the ultimate plot twist and in my eyes, saving the book. He gave the cliched ending a drastic spin that I was neither expecting nir saw coming. Overall, not impressed. I just don't think Kubica is for me.I want to thank netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    Healing v Strength....What if the crazy one is YOU?Never make assumptions, never judge a book by its cover, and never ponder the inevitable...No seriously even small towns like Maine have problems and murders but when a neighbor like Mrs. Baines turns up dead well now you got yourself a sense of terror lurking in the bushes.Who can you trust?What about the young niece whose mother's shocking death left her in pieces?Can mental illness be at the route of all evil?What if there's proof of Healing v Strength....What if the crazy one is YOU?Never make assumptions, never judge a book by its cover, and never ponder the inevitable...No seriously even small towns like Maine have problems and murders but when a neighbor like Mrs. Baines turns up dead well now you got yourself a sense of terror lurking in the bushes.Who can you trust?What about the young niece whose mother's shocking death left her in pieces?Can mental illness be at the route of all evil?What if there's proof of innocence if only those seeking to prove guilt sought innocence?The Other Mrs. will have you questioning everything from spousal relationships to parental and everything in between.Sometimes we build upon our past relationships especially those that are truly meaningful but other times we use them as crutches to never move forward.Which dilemma will be introduced here is for you to decide ...stay or go....either way watch your back!Not all murders are planned not all suicides are determined correctly...Mistakes can be made!
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  • DeAnn
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 creepy Maine island starsWhat’s not to love about a creepy house with a tragic past on a Maine island? Sadie and Will decide to relocate from Chicago to said atmospheric setting in part to take care of Will’s now mother-less niece Imogene. The island is thrilled to have Sadie as she is a doctor and that’s always helpful here. Not long after they arrive, a neighbor is murdered and a police investigation begins.Imogene is a troubled teen who seems to come and go as she pleases. Sadie and Will 3.75 creepy Maine island starsWhat’s not to love about a creepy house with a tragic past on a Maine island? Sadie and Will decide to relocate from Chicago to said atmospheric setting in part to take care of Will’s now mother-less niece Imogene. The island is thrilled to have Sadie as she is a doctor and that’s always helpful here. Not long after they arrive, a neighbor is murdered and a police investigation begins.Imogene is a troubled teen who seems to come and go as she pleases. Sadie and Will’s son Otto is having some struggles as well. Sadie’s not so sure that this move to Maine was the fresh start that everyone needed.There are multiple narrators in this book and it created some great guessing on my part as to what exactly was going on. We hear from Sadie, Camille, and 6 year-old Mouse. This thriller had some great twists. This one was excellently paced and kept me guessing. It was fun to buddy read this one with Jayme and we had some good theories about how this one would end up.Thank you to Mary Kubica, Edelweiss, and Park Row for an early copy of this one to read in exchange for an honest review.
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  • J.T.
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely fabulous!
  • Kimberly Belle
    January 1, 1970
    A dead body, a remote island, a spooky house, and plenty of questionable characters...what's not to love here? Suspicions swirl off the page, and the truth is revealed in twisty increments that will have you constantly rethinking who is the killer. Kubica cranks it up a notch with this one, a psychological thriller that will mess with your mind.
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  • Dita
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on a small coastal island town. Many twists, turns, alternating POVs spread out over a generous timeline. I felt this one dragged some in the middle but when it went? It zoomed!Thank you to Mary Kubica, HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) Park Row and NetGalley for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my, what a fabulous spine tingling domestic psyche thriller this was. I loved it, and couldn’t of chosen to read it at a better time than with Halloween approaching in just a few weeks! Mary Kubica has once again hit another ball out of the park. The Other Mrs. is sooo twisted and creepy I couldn’t put it down! What made this story feel so real was how Mary was inspired to write from her own experience surrounding mental illness, taking her story one step further by getting into the mind of a Oh my, what a fabulous spine tingling domestic psyche thriller this was. I loved it, and couldn’t of chosen to read it at a better time than with Halloween approaching in just a few weeks! Mary Kubica has once again hit another ball out of the park. The Other Mrs. is sooo twisted and creepy I couldn’t put it down! What made this story feel so real was how Mary was inspired to write from her own experience surrounding mental illness, taking her story one step further by getting into the mind of a mentally ill person and bringing that person to life on paper. Very believable. Well done Mary.If you’re looking for an unpredictable, dark and eerie thriller with manipulating, antagonistic characters, I highly recommend The Other Mrs. 🖤 Thanks to Harlequin-Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada), NetGalley and Mary Kubica for providing this digital ARC for an honest review.
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  • Kimberly Belle
    January 1, 1970
    A dead body, a remote island, a spooky house, and plenty of questionable characters...what's not to love here? Suspicions swirl off the page, and the truth is revealed in twisty increments that will have you constantly rethinking who is the killer. Kubica cranks it up a notch with this one, a psychological thriller that will mess with your mind.
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  • Andrea Pole
    January 1, 1970
    The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica is a twisty psychological thriller that slowly drew me in and carried me willingly along to a jaw-dropping conclusion that I definitely did not see coming. Well played Ms Kubica.Sadie Foust and her husband Will have relocated their family to Maine following the unexpected death of Will's sister, who has left behind a teenage daughter. Shortly after arriving at their new home, a woman is murdered in the house next door, setting the stage for a sense of unease and The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica is a twisty psychological thriller that slowly drew me in and carried me willingly along to a jaw-dropping conclusion that I definitely did not see coming. Well played Ms Kubica.Sadie Foust and her husband Will have relocated their family to Maine following the unexpected death of Will's sister, who has left behind a teenage daughter. Shortly after arriving at their new home, a woman is murdered in the house next door, setting the stage for a sense of unease and outright suspicion to settle over the new family in town. Told from the multiple perspectives of Sadie, Camille, Mouse, and Will, this one had me questioning everything, and everyone, I thought I knew. Ms Kubica is masterful at weaving these points of view into a complete picture, and the result was both shocking and satisfying.Many thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin -Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) for this ARC.
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  • amanda
    January 1, 1970
    I am in no mood for romance novels right now. I’m too cagey right now, too consumed with my emotions, and just way too sad to read about happy couples and their zany mishaps.Luckily for me, I have a stockpile of thrillers to go through and if there’s one thing that genre does is it does not offer you any happiness. Rather it takes you on a nonstop roller coaster ride and in the end you’re nearly delirious.The Other Mrs. is a dark, suspenseful tale about a family that moves to Maine after a I am in no mood for romance novels right now. I’m too cagey right now, too consumed with my emotions, and just way too sad to read about happy couples and their zany mishaps.Luckily for me, I have a stockpile of thrillers to go through and if there’s one thing that genre does is it does not offer you any happiness. Rather it takes you on a nonstop roller coaster ride and in the end you’re nearly delirious.The Other Mrs. is a dark, suspenseful tale about a family that moves to Maine after a series of incidents that occurred in their hometown of Chicago. It’s a fresh start blackened by the fact that they are moving into the main character’s sister in law who has recently and volently killed herself in the attic. In her will she states that she gives them the house and also full custody of her teenaged daughter, Imogen, who in fact was the one who found her mother’s lifeless body. So, inheriting a house where a family member’s death took place and also a somber, angry teenager. Yup! That sounds like a great beginning to any “fresh start”.As you can tell, things are not great in the household, located on a tiny Island of Maine and it gets even worse when a neighbor is found murdered next door. On an island community where the general population is less than 100 people, tensions and fears are high and the race to figure out who the suspect is mounts. Our protagonist, Sadie the local physician finds herself trapped in the whirlwind of it all. This is a complete descent into madness.This book was amazing. From the very beginning I could tell it was going to be one of those books that I would read in one sitting and it absolutely was. There are multiple perspectives told in this book and reader, it’s unreliable as fuck. You immediately sense that something is very fucked up and wrong and that feeling doesn’t leave you until the very end.I liked Sadie as a character. She was complex and introverted and still fought her way through this novel to find out what has happened and who she is. She can be a bit maddening at times and I honestly wanted to shake her lmao.Imogen is heartbreaking. Every time the author stated she was moody I wanted to scream that she had just found her mother DEAD. Nobody should ever have to go through that. She out of anybody else had good reason to be the annoying, angst ridden teenager. Your mom dies and your relatives you barely know come live in your house, and your aunt is walking around in your deceased mother’s clothes?! Who wouldn’t be angry?I really can’t go into much more without spoiling but if you are a fan of thrillers and suspense, you will definitely like this book. I don’t believe I’ve ever read any of Mary Kubica’s other novels but that definitely has to change. She has a way of weaving complex characters through an insane story and keeping you on the edge the entire time. My craving has been satiated. For now.Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for my fair and honest review. This review will be posted on my blog https://aelilyreads.home.blog from 8/25/2019 to indefinitely.
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  • Sherri Thacker
    January 1, 1970
    I’m not sure about this book. I wanted to like it so much better than I did. I loved Pretty Baby by Mary Kubrick but this one was just ok. I felt it dragged in spots and I found myself skimming past the “Mouse” chapters. There was a twist at the end I did not see coming at all! Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this complimentary book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Ludwig
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars."Someone is lying. But I don’t know who."I would describe The Other Mrs as an ideal popcorn thriller - a story you can sit with a bucket of popcorn and read. Or watch (yes, Netflix made a film deal for The Other Mrs)! It's entertaining, not necessarily memorable, but given a particular edge as it ventures into the depths of mental illness and manipulation. The pacing is perfect for fans of The Perfect Son; the way you're kept in the dark while the author drops clever clues that help 3.5 stars."Someone is lying. But I don’t know who."I would describe The Other Mrs as an ideal popcorn thriller - a story you can sit with a bucket of popcorn and read. Or watch (yes, Netflix made a film deal for The Other Mrs)! It's entertaining, not necessarily memorable, but given a particular edge as it ventures into the depths of mental illness and manipulation. The pacing is perfect for fans of The Perfect Son; the way you're kept in the dark while the author drops clever clues that help you figure out the final twist. This was definitely packed with twists - they’re great, but you’ve read them before, if you aren't new to the genre. Things I loved: 1. The final confrontation. i just love a juicy battle between good and evil towards the end of a domestic thriller. 2. The POV of the six-year-old: she's the one character that grabbed me by the throat and cut me into million pieces until she stopped telling her story. The child abuse scenes were heart-wrenching. She was so convincing I hoped the author hadn't cut her narration off early on. When it comes to other characters, expect a slew of unlikable characters. Especially the mother (also protagonist). I wanted to root for her but something just felt...off. Until her conduct towards her children (blaming her own son for being bullied, accusing him of murder (!?), etc.) proved me right. However, this tends to play a part in reminding us that there are heartless, manipulative people out there who'll take advantage of your mental illness, and there's also the dreadful fact that mental illness destroys families in the worst ways possible. The author also draws inspiration from her personal experience, which I'm all for. I love when authors, in a way, tend to write about/for themselves. I applaud that. ***Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of The Other Mrs through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***
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  • Krysten
    January 1, 1970
    Picture this: you live in an old, decrepit house with an insolent teenager on an island in the middle of winter. Oh, and sometimes that island leaves you cut off from the rest of the world.Throw in a dead body and you're sure to stay up late into the night to find out exactly what's going on in Mary Kubica's newest novel.Told in 3 different points of view (with a 4th being thrown in at the very end) I absolutely devoured this book. Sadie starts of as a pretty normal wife of Will Foust and mother Picture this: you live in an old, decrepit house with an insolent teenager on an island in the middle of winter. Oh, and sometimes that island leaves you cut off from the rest of the world.Throw in a dead body and you're sure to stay up late into the night to find out exactly what's going on in Mary Kubica's newest novel.Told in 3 different points of view (with a 4th being thrown in at the very end) I absolutely devoured this book. Sadie starts of as a pretty normal wife of Will Foust and mother to Tate and Otto. After the death of Will's sister they move out to an island in Maine to live in an old home and take care of their niece.As the novel wears on Sadie starts to go a little crazy, although it's hard to tell exactly from what. And I had no know, so I devoured this book. And the end? Yep, it was amazing.It is the best time of year to read this book and I cannot recommend it enough!
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  • Lars (theatretenor) Skaar
    January 1, 1970
    A great, twisty, domestic thriller! I had a great time with this book. I feel like pages before it happened I figured out what was about to happen, but it didn’t bother me. I liked the ending. I liked the characters and cared about them. Overall a very solid thriller from an author I haven’t read before!
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  • Shelby
    January 1, 1970
    Sadie and Will, along with their two kids Tate and Otto, pick up their lives and move to a remote island off the coast of Maine after Will’s sister, Alice, commits suicide. And now the couple are left with both Alice’s home and her 16-year old daughter, Imogen. Understandably so, Imogen is full of angst and moodiness, not welcoming the family she never even knew she had. Before they moved to Maine, Sadie and Will were having some marital troubles. And now they’re hoping a fresh start will be Sadie and Will, along with their two kids Tate and Otto, pick up their lives and move to a remote island off the coast of Maine after Will’s sister, Alice, commits suicide. And now the couple are left with both Alice’s home and her 16-year old daughter, Imogen. Understandably so, Imogen is full of angst and moodiness, not welcoming the family she never even knew she had. Before they moved to Maine, Sadie and Will were having some marital troubles. And now they’re hoping a fresh start will be good for their marriage. But only a couple months after moving, their next door neighbor named Morgan is found brutally stabbed in her home. And since Morgan was murdered after the last ferry left the island, that means the murderer was among their small island community. When the police come around to Sadie and Will’s to question what they know, Sadie learns that Will and Morgan were chummier than she originally thought and Sadie can’t help but wonder if Will was going to repeat his past behaviors. But oddly enough, one of their neighbors claimed they saw Sadie arguing with Morgan before her death, which couldn’t possibly be true, as Sadie has never met her now-dead neighbor. Sadie is determined to get to the bottom of what happened to Morgan, to not only clear her name, but to ensure that her family is safe, once and for all. The Other Mrs. is Mary Kubica’s latest thriller release. I’m a sucker for domestic thrillers, so when I saw the premise of this story, I was sold. The first half of this book was extremely slow-moving and I wasn’t compelled to keep reading. Things did pickup after the halfway mark, though. The other bummer: I completely guessed the big plot twist. I didn’t know from the start, but it didn’t take too long for me to figure it out. Luckily, there was a second plot twist at the end and the ending was fairly fast-paced, so that redeemed the story for me! 3.5/5 stars. Thank you NetGalley, Park Row and Mary Kubica for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    I have loved all of Mary Kubica's books but this is my new favorite! Sadie and Will move with their two boys to Maine after Will's sister commits suicide and leaves him her house and guardianship of her sullen, goth daughter Imogen. As in all of Kubica's novels, things are never as they seem and there are oh so many weird and creepy things at work here...and many mysteries to solve! It has everything I love in a novel: suspense, tension, murders, graveyards, so much atmosphere, and more twists I have loved all of Mary Kubica's books but this is my new favorite! Sadie and Will move with their two boys to Maine after Will's sister commits suicide and leaves him her house and guardianship of her sullen, goth daughter Imogen. As in all of Kubica's novels, things are never as they seem and there are oh so many weird and creepy things at work here...and many mysteries to solve! It has everything I love in a novel: suspense, tension, murders, graveyards, so much atmosphere, and more twists than a candy cane! Seriously, every page had me gasping in surprise. Told from several perspectives, this novel may keep you from adulting as I couldn't put it down! Clearly a winner!Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC!
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