The Other Woman by Laura Wilson

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Shortly after Christmas, a message arrives at Sophie’s house, scrawled across her own round robin newsletter: He’s Going To Leave You. Let’s See How Smug You Are Then, You Stupid Bitch.Perhaps she should ignore it, but she ignored the last one. And the one before that. Now it’s time to take action.

But when a simple plan to identify and confront the other woman goes drastically and violently wrong, Sophie must go to extreme lengths to keep her life and her family together-while never letting on her devastating secret.

My Review

I have got to admit, I expected this to be a typical thriller/domestic noir along the lines of ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Girl on the Train.’ However it turned out to be quite different and  not what I expected at all.

Sophie Hamilton seems to have the perfect life – husband, house and mother of three, but obviously it’s not all as it seems. Suspecting that her husband is having an affair triggers off some unexpected events.

Even though some of it seems a wee bit far fetched there were a number of comic moments that had me laughing out loud at times. There are a few twists and shocks along the way keeping this an interesting read with a slight cliffhanger ending and brings to it a great twist on the whole notion of ‘the other woman.’

I was expecting a psychological thriller but I im not sure i would describe it as that, to me it was a bit more tongue in cheek chick lit maybe? The mystery of who sent the letters brings the psychological thriller edge but I’m not sure what category to put it into.

I am glad I read it and I will look out for further books by Laura Wilson,

Worth a read if you don’t take it too seriously 🙂

The Other Woman was published on 10 Aug. 2017 and you can grab a copy now from Amazon for £0.99 – bargain

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