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The Other Mrs.

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Profile Image for Nilufer Ozmekik.
2,307 reviews44k followers
April 11, 2022
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:

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!)

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!)

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.

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.

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.

Profile Image for Meredith (Trying to catch up!).
815 reviews12.7k followers
February 23, 2020
I just didn’t buy it!

The Other Mrs. is a psychological thriller about a wife and husband, the other woman, and murder in a small town.

Sadie and Will move from Chicago to a small town in Maine looking for a fresh start. Having inherited an old house and a creepy niece to care for, they have challenges ahead of them. When one of their neighbors is murdered, it hits too close to home, causing Sadie to lose herself in the drama surrounding the victim. But all is not what it seems, and Sadie is unknowingly putting her life in danger.

The Other Mrs. is a fast-paced read with an intriguing premise (I can’t say too much about the plot without giving the twist away). There are multiple POV’s: Sadie, a little girl named Mouse, “The Other Woman,” and Will. I figured out the twist early on, but I have read similar storylines and it is one I usually enjoy, so I didn’t mind this aspect as I was more interested in seeing how a certain issue was going to be revealed. I was chugging along and enjoying this until I got to the final chapters. This is where the book lost me, as another twist opened up a can of worms that had me asking question after question and shaking my head in sheer disbelief. What was a fun read quickly deteriorated into a mess that I couldn’t read my way out of.

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for MarilynW.
1,198 reviews3,040 followers
November 6, 2022
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.

Published February 18th 2020 by Park Row

Thank you to Park Row/HarperCollins and Edelweiss for this ARC.
August 13, 2020

4 ½ stars rounded down to 4 because of some believability issues, but it’s great entertainment.

This was a fast paced, quick read that had a deeper plot than I thought when I began the book. I have read Ms.Kubica before and I knew I was in for a good ride!

From the blurb for the book you will know this : “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”

I really enjoyed that blurb because it doesn’t give anything away about the “real” threads that are running through this story.

Sadie never wanted to move to Maine, she’s a city girl, she enjoyed the fast pace of the Chicago hospital Emergency Room. Here she is left to deal with the mundane, flu, arthritis, sprains and breaks. But she’s willing to put up with living in the creepy house with the almost silent, often foul mouthed teen who comes along with the inheritance. Anything for a fresh start.

Sadie worries about her oldest son, Otto, who has a history of being bullied. He just never seems to fit in anywhere. Her youngest son, Tate, seems to love it so far, the freedom of running with his dogs in the backyard, his new school, he is adapting well.

Sadie still hasn’t forgiven Will for the affair that he admitted to before they left Chicago, they have an icy relationship. She still cringes at his touches even though he seems to be doing all he can to make this new move work. He is a professor with limited classes to teach so he is basically the “stay at home dad” ferrying their young son Tate to and from classes and being there to cook, clean, etc so Sadie can come home to a quiet house and a warm dinner.

The murder of their neighbor Morgan, whom Sadie hasn’t met throws everyone in the family and their small town into a frenzy. Will knew her from talking to her in the neighborhood. There are some conflicting stories from their neighbors however, they seem to feel that Sadie did know Morgan, that they saw them fighting when they were outside. Sadie denies this vehemently.

When talking about the murder Sadie says to Will as they are watching Jeffrey Baines, the murder victim’s husband, returning home from abroad “Do you think he did it” ….. When Will doesn’t answer my question, I hear myself mutter, “It’s always the husband”. This time his reply is quick “He was out of the country Sadie. Why would you think he had anything to do with this?” “It’s just, if you watch the news long enough, that’s the way it seems to be. Unhappy husbands kill their wives.”

I will leave you to ponder that. Don’t worry it’s not a spoiler because the truth is something you will never guess, well at least I didn’t.

So many questions, lots of red herrings (I missed some) and by 25% into the story I was completely hooked.

Pick up this thriller that gets it all right, you won’t be disappointed.

I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss.

This book is set to publish on February 18, 2020
Profile Image for Holly  B .
850 reviews2,016 followers
September 12, 2019
3.5 Stars

I 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

Profile Image for Paromjit.
2,711 reviews25k followers
November 24, 2019
Mary Kubica's latest psychological thriller is beautifully written, a dark, tense and unsettling novel of murder and madness. Sadie, a doctor and her professor husband, Will, move from Chicago to a small coastal town in Maine with their two children, looking for a new start after marital problems. Will has inherited an old, dilapidated and creepy house from his sister, who committed suicide in the house. They are now guardians to his niece, Imogen, an unsurprisingly angry and troubled teen who has just lost her mother and struggling to cope. Their lives are turned upside down when soon after arriving, their neighbour, Morgan Blaine, is found brutally murdered, stabbed to death. Finding herself under suspicion by the police, Sadie decides to look into the murder herself as her life spirals out of control.

This has all the requisite elements of the psychological thriller, nothing should be taken at face value, inhabited by unlikeable and unreliable narrators, a host of suspects, and twists galore. Sadie has memory issues and a tendency to blame others, even her children, and wonders if Will was involved with Morgan, or is it possible that Morgan's husband killed her? There is a stalker to add to the mix, the beautiful and volatile Camille, obsessed with Will, feeling she has a prior claim on him, and intent on becoming his wife. 6 year old Mouse's widowed father has married a nightmare of a woman. In an atmospheric narrative, with the weather conditions deteriorating, the locals are suspicious of the incomers, there is intrigue, machinations, secrets and mental health issues. This is a dark, unsettling and entertaining thriller, with plenty of suspense and tension, to keep the reader hooked right up to end, although you are required to suspend your sense of disbelief. Many thanks to HQ for an ARC.
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1,127 reviews3,712 followers
March 20, 2020
How have I not read this author before!?💁🏻♀️

It’s safe to say Sadie and Will have had their fair share of problems in Chicago! Time for a change in scenery, and a move to Maine might just be what they’re looking for to put their family back together.

Only the murder of a neighbor unexpectedly shines the spotlight directly on Sadie and her family. Not on the dead woman’s husband! Come on...isn’t it always the husband!?

Sadie was certainly not a likable character. She did so many things that were just down right bizarre, leaving me shaking my head. Let’s just say she won’t be winning any awards for doctor of the year...let alone mother of the year!

This was a fun, twisty thriller that captured me from the beginning and loved each and every twist! I was kept in the dark guessing right up to the end! Ultimately my voice grew hoarse from screaming at the characters to stop their crazed, questionable behaviors!

Loved it! I have a few of Ms. Kubica’s older books on my shelf and I’m anxious to go back and read them!

A super fun and twisty buddy read with Susanne!

Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Trade Publishing - Park Row and Mary Kubica for an ARC to read and review.
Profile Image for Felicia.
254 reviews942 followers
April 1, 2020
Mary Kubica has done it again!

She's written a compelling mystery with a failure of an ending. What is happening??

This is the fifth Kubica book I've read and I have to say they are becoming less and less enjoyable.

Unlike her previous endeavors, I couldn't get into the storyline, the main character was annoying and, unlike her previous books, this one was full of overly descriptive text.

Will I still read her next book? Yep. 🤷‍♀️

2.5 Stars ⭐

** Thank you to the publisher for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. **
Profile Image for Joey R..
268 reviews391 followers
April 9, 2020
2.0 stars-I enjoyed “Good Girl” by Mary Kubica because of the unexpected twists and turns that were interwoven throughout the book. “The Other Mrs.”, while also providing unexpected twists and turns, was so ridiculous it lost all credibility and fell flat. “Mrs.” tells the story of Sadie a successful doctor who moves to a new town with her husband and two children to take care of her niece, whose mother just committed suicide. Their new life is shattered when their neighbor is murdered and Sadie becomes a suspect. The mystery never really builds because the author does a poor job of keeping the twist from being guessed very early in the novel. You have to read 250 more pages before Kubica finally relents and “reveals” this plot twist. The rest of the book attempts to provide an additional twist that is eye-rolling it is so bad. On a positive note, Ms. Kubica write from the first person perspective about as well as anyone I’ve ever read. She is truly a talent and that alone will cause me to give her another try in the hopes that she reverts back to the style of “Good Girl” and away from the so bad -it is bad plot line from “Mrs.”.
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2,421 reviews35.2k followers
November 5, 2019
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.

Profile Image for Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader.
2,183 reviews30.5k followers
February 18, 2020
I just love a Mary Kubica book, and this is one of her best! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

I have a been a fan of Mary Kubica’s since her very first book. She writes compulsively readable thrillers that never fail to keep me guessing. Like this one. The opening scene of the family arriving at this older, musty home, with a stranger at the top of the stairs set the eerie tone for the whole book. I kept thinking just one more chapter, just one more, and I lost some sleep with that pattern.

The island Maine setting was so atmospheric, and there’s a murder in this small town that adds tension early on. And every one- every single character- has secrets. I think I loved The Other Mrs. as much as The Good Girl, and that is saying something because I adored that book, too!

I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

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February 18, 2020
Hot Diggity splat! The Other Mrs. is a twisty yet convoluted psychological thriller that did have me thinking I was quite clever for picking up on those clues along the way. It does require suspending disbelief, and as I was reading this one, I found it fun and entertaining. The ending pushed things a little over the edge for me and that overthinker in me took over and ruined it all for me.

I received a copy directly from the publisher.
Profile Image for Susanne.
1,168 reviews37.3k followers
March 7, 2020
3.75 Stars

Something Wicked This Way Comes!

Imagine being married and not trusting your spouse. (That never happens in real life, lol!)

Enter Camille. Camille is a woman with an agenda. His name is Will.

Enter Sadie and Will and their two children. Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, their family has been uprooted from Chicago to a remote woodsy part of Maine. Almost sounds idyllic, until they roll up to their new home. An old creepy looking place, which inhabits their new stepdaughter, Imogene, who spews venom.

Home Sweet Home!

When Sadie and Will’s next door neighbor is murdered, life takes quite the turn. Chicago is looking better and better!

Oh What a Crazy, Wicked, Dark and Twisted read this was! I couldn’t help but be pulled into this wild story, turning the pages as fast as I could. While a few parts of this novel were a bit far-fetched, somehow I was able to look past them and carry on. “The Other Mrs.” is a pulse pounding psychological thriller that got me. Kudos to Mary Kubica for continuing to entertain and engage this reader.

Another fabulous buddy read with Kaceey!

Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin - Trade Publishing and Mary Kubica for the arc.

Published on NetGalley and Goodreads on 3.7.20.

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679 reviews188 followers
June 25, 2021
I'm not a fan of books with an unlikable main character. One exception would be You, but this is because Joe and his psychosis are so freaking fascinating. Sadie, here in The Other Mrs., was hardly fascinating. If I met her on the street, "irritating" would be my first thought. We do discover there's actual depth to her character, but for the first 80% of the book, all we see is irritating Sadie.

For me, the urge to slap her, and the struggle not to, felt real.

As well, I couldn't engage with the writing. It was frustratingly simplistic. Every single sentence was forced and awkward. In my opinion, this book was trying way too hard to thrill and the effort didn't work.
Profile Image for Carole.
503 reviews92 followers
April 22, 2020
The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica is psychological fiction mixed with a murder mystery and a police procedural. Sadie and Will Foust have inherited a home on a small Maine island and move there from Chicago with their two sons. They soon settle in to small-town life: Sadie in her new medical practice and Will as a part-time college lecturer on the mainland. They also have custody of Will’s teenage niece who would rather be anywhere but with their family. Tragedy soon strikes when a neighbour is murdered nearby and the police have difficulty solving the crime, leading to the villagers fearing that a murderer may be amongst them. The book has several narrators, keeping readers completely focused yet baffled. Who killed this young woman? What was the reason for this crime? Is the murderer still on the island? This whodunit will seem unsolvable. This is an original plot that makes this mystery fascinating. I look forward to reading more books by Mary Kubica. Highly recommended. Thank you to Harlequin/Park Row and NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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2,139 reviews580 followers
February 24, 2020
I do love a Mary Kubica Book and The Other Mrs certainly did not disappoint. This was another book that I devoured in a day during my holiday in Fiji. What's not to love about a creepy old house by the sea, in winter and a murder? This is a serious page turner so make sure that you have plenty of time to devote to reading as you will not want to put it down. Be prepared for a thrill ride with this book.

Sandie and Will have moved from Chicago to a small town in Maine for a fresh start with their 2 kids. Will has inherited an old, creepy house after his sisters suicide in that very house. They are now also guardians to Wills niece Imogen who is an angry, grieving teen. Trying to put the past behind them they settle into their new lives in Maine. But when one of their neighbours is murdered, stabbed to death in her own home the new family come under suspicion.

The story is told from multiple points of view which are a little confusing at first, but they all become clear towards the end. Sadie becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to their neighbour, struggling to know who to trust and who is telling the truth.

Thanks to Harlequin Books Australia for my advanced copy of this book to read. All opinions are my own and are in no way biased.
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2,024 reviews15.7k followers
March 9, 2020
Creepy, claustrophobic, tense, atmospheric, compelling. This book had such a chilling and eery vibe to it. Imagine moving from a busy city like Chicago to a creepy isolated island off the coast of Maine. To make things even spookier within days after you move a neighbor is murdered, and the murderer has to have spent the night on the island, because the only way on or off is by ferry. Sadie needed a new start, but she didn’t think she would find herself living in a secluded house on a sinister island with a hostile teenager. When her neighbor Morgan is murdered Sadie becomes the number one suspect, even though she never met the woman. What follows is a twisted and tense tale that kept me on my toes.

Told from three different perspectives that of Sadie, Camille, and a young girl named Mouse. Camille is not only Sadie‘s ex roommate, but she’s also the other woman and has an unhealthy obsession with Sadie. Mouse is a young girl who is being abused by her “fake mommy“.** The abuse in this book is very brutal, and might be triggering for some. ** As The story unfolded I was able to suss out what was going on. This however did not detract from my overall enjoyment of the book. For me The claustrophobic, atmospheric, sinister setting of the story really made this book so chilling and tense. Not to mention Sadie did some really stupid things putting herself in major danger. I was on the edge of my seat, yelling at the book, “ NO NO NO!!!” Another thrilling winner from Mary Kubica.

🎧🎧🎧 The audiobook is narrated by Piper Goodeve Who did a remarkable job with making this tense story even more chilling.

This book in emojis 🩺🌨🏚🌫⛴💊

*** Big thank you to Harlequin & Harper Audio for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
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947 reviews2,711 followers
February 3, 2022
Domestic thrillers are my safe heaven ~ ik it's sounds weird but they are.

The others Mrs. was a total chance event , I wasn't planning on reading it at all. So I went in with zero expectations. I didn't like the book much but at the same time I am not disappointed as well.

the pros :-

- the premises and the storyline was intriguing and the setting of the island and the creepy house pleased me. But that's the only good part of the book.

the cons:-

The book is unnecessary long. The narration dragged to the point it becane pointless and boring. The first 1/3 part of the book was still good but after that nothing was happening.

I despised Sadie with all the wits, she is so damn irritating and her inner monologues are so stupid.

And finally came the twist, I figured most of the book right from the start because honestly it was so easy, anyone can do it if you pay close attention to the chronological events and dialogues.

But that very last twist and ending was like a wallbanger. It was so dn frustating and had me like *that's it*, that's your reason.

Overall 2*wallbanger* stars.

Ps :- this is my first book by Mary Kubica, and I am def planning on reading local woman missing next. Anyone other recommendations??
Profile Image for Frank Phillips.
528 reviews264 followers
March 17, 2020
5 bright and shiny stars!!! A lot of my fellow reader friends have been telling me for a while now that Kubica has 'the goods' to put out an amazing thriller, however having only read the last three of her most recent books, I wasn't exactly sure about that statement. I always felt that there was potential, but the endings of her books have always left a lot to be desired, to me. About a year before The Other Mrs. even published, I heard rumblings about how good it was, and that Netflix had already bought the rights to a movie, so I very cautiously had my hopes up. I went out and stood in the lines at my local bookstore on publication day, finally picking it up a few days later. Since I picked this up, everything else in my life has been a blur, I've been so absorbed with this story and the unfolding mystery within it, not much else has really mattered to me...that's saying a lot because this is my genre and it's becoming increasingly difficult for a thriller to actually impress me. This had all of the elements of what I need in a great suspense/thriller and that's all i'm going to say about that! I will caution those who actually have the physical copy to not even so much as glance at the authors acknowledgements at the back, because I happened to do so and it ruined part of the reveal for me! GRRRR! Outside of being able to predict a part of the multi-layered reveal there was absolutely nothing that I disliked about this great read! As previously mentioned, the pacing was lightning speed, with absolutely no dull moments, alternating perspectives and time with each chapter, keeping readers (well, at least me) at the edge of their seats. I'd recommend anyone looking for a mesmerizing, intriguing, edge-of-your-seat story that you can lose chunks of time (pun intended?) while reading go out and get this immediately! Bravo Kubica, I'm officially on the bandwagon!
October 31, 2019
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.
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Profile Image for Paige.
152 reviews299 followers
November 15, 2019
"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!!!!!!!

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2,050 reviews2,105 followers
May 8, 2020
EXCERPT: There's something off about the house. Something that nags at me, makes me feel uneasy, though I don't know what it is that makes me feel this way. On the surface, it's perfectly idyllic, gray with a large covered porch, one that runs the full width of the house. It's boxy and big, a foursquare farmhouse with windows aligned in rows, symmetrical in a way I find eye-pleasing. The street itself is charming, sloped and tree-covered, each home as lovely and well kept as the next.

On the surface, there's nothing not to like. But I know better than to take things at face value.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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 really 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.

MY THOUGHTS: I was all over the place with this book. I suspected everyone at some point, including the actual murderer and the six year old, but never did I guess the motive...

Secrets, lies, sullen teenagers, unreliable memories, and deceit all combine in The Other Mrs. to provide a not quite credible, but nonetheless absorbing storyline.

Sadie and her children are uprooted when her sister-in-law commits suicide and leaves Will not only her house, but her disturbed teenage daughter. And life starts to go downhill from there...

The story is told from three different points of view - Sadie Will's wife, Camille, his lover, and the six year old child, Mouse. There is a lot going on in this book which I am not going into for fear of spoilers. But, not everyone is who they appear to be, and the twists and turns during the resolution will have you feeling like you are on one of those crazy teacup rides in a fairground, getting spun first one way, and then another.

And while, as I said, some things were, to me, not quite credible (hence 4 rather than 5 stars), it was still a gripping read.


THE AUTHOR: Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.

DISCLOSURE: I listened to the audiobook of The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica, narrated by Piper Goodeve and Jeremy Arthur, published by Harlequin Audio via Overdrive. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

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146 reviews159 followers
February 21, 2020
I feel like I read this story a thousand times before. A domestic thriller told from the perspective of an unreliable narrator with a cast of unlikeable or bland characters. Sadie is one of the dumbest and most frustrating characters I’ve encountered. You can always count on her to do the wrong thing.
The whole story hinges on a series of tropes and cliches. Honestly, I’m surprised Sadie is not an alcoholic. I thought the major plot twist would redeem the book, but it was utterly ridiculous and absurd.
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21 reviews4 followers
April 4, 2020
Dear Future Leah,

You hate Mary Kubica's books. You will be wooed by the four star ratings and interesting sounding blurbs, and decide to give her another chance. But Future Leah, don't waste your time. You really dislike her writing style, the characters are bland and unlikeable, and the plot lines ridiculous. You cannot suspend your disbelief enough to enjoy her books.
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1,189 reviews2,260 followers
February 20, 2020
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!

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215 reviews177 followers
July 2, 2023
The Other Mrs. is a 2020 psychological thriller by Mary Kubica. The novel tells the story of Sadie Foust, a woman who moves to a small island in Maine, with her husband, Will and young sons, Otto and Tate. Their move served two purposes; to assume the guardianship of Will’s niece, Imogen, whose mother had committed suicide; and to get a much needed new start in another town.

The new start was needed for several reasons. Will had had an affair; Sadie, a medical doctor, had been negligent with a patient; and Otto had taken a knife to school and was expelled, when caught.

Sadie is excited to start a new life in a new place, but new problems start almost immediately. First, Imogen is not exactly thrilled to have virtual strangers come into her life in the home she had lived in with her mother. Second, Will seems to be still keeping secrets from her. Lastly, Otto now claims that his mother not only told him to take the knife to school, she actually put it into his backpack.

Two new characters come into play, Camille, a woman who had met Will back in Chicago. Things didn't work out the way she had planned. Will ended up marrying Sadie, but Camille had followed them to the island. Also, Mouse, a little girl whose mother had died and her father married a woman who abused her.

Sadie is devastated and confused in her new environment, as she tries to solve new problems. Then a woman is murdered on her street and her life is turned upside down.

Mary Kubica is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense thrillers. Her previous books include The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, and Local Woman Missing. Kubica is known for her twisty plots, complex characters, and atmospheric settings.The Other Mrs. is a well-written and suspenseful novel.

Kubica does a great job of creating a sense of dread and foreboding, and she keeps the reader guessing until the very end. The characters are complex and believable, and the plot is twisty and unpredictable. I enjoyed reading The Other Mrs.! It is a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers.

Tags: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Psychological thriller, Mental health.
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2,038 reviews709 followers
October 20, 2019
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.
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1,277 reviews1,201 followers
February 23, 2020
Thriller A Thon: Author you've read before
Newest thriller on tbr

The Other Mrs. was a really up and down read for me. I had a hard time getting into this book. I just wasn't feeling it but I pushed on and I did start to get sucked into the story. I had some theories ( one them turned out to be true) and I was just overall enjoying the story.

But then....

Somewhere around the 55% mark it started to drag. Nothing was really happening.

The plot twist was super obvious but I wasn't mad about it. I just thought the book once again kinda lost steam after the reveal. And the ending was rushed. I wanted to know more. I wanted a deeper explanation. The ending felt hollow and incomplete.

But overall I did have fun reading The Other Mrs. it just wasn't as good as I thought it should be.

If you've read Mary Kubica before than you'll probably enjoy this one.

If not I'd start with one of her earlier works like The Good Girl.
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