Mary Kubica has quickly become one of my favorite crime authors and I've had this book sitting in my Nook library for a while. The Other Mrs. was published in early 2020 and I just got around to reading it. I felt like I needed a quick read that hooked me from the first page and this definitely delivered.

I read it at the end of 2022 and flew through it within a few days. It was non stop thrill and suspense and honestly, so unpredictable I had no idea where this was going. 

It might get the award for being the most unhinged plot I've ever experienced and I loved every moment of it.

Publisher's Summary

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to a coastal island in 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

Like I said, this was an unhinged novel. I had no idea where it was going, it was very creepy and the back and forth between POVs left me even more confused. Who was the mistress Will was cheating with? Who was the young girl with the evil stepmother? What is the real reason behind Morgan's murder? What was wrong with Sadie and Will's son?

It was all very confusing but in a good way; in a way that you knew something big was brewing beneath the surface. 

Something was off with Will, something was off with Sadie but you couldn't really put your finger on exactly what. Sadie is desperately trying to figure out what happened to Morgan while also trying to keep her family intact, as well as deal with a creepy, traumatized teenager. When she's accused of fighting with Morgan but had no memory of it, she starts to get even more on edge than before.

My mind was swirling with theories, trying to figure out how the other two POVs fit into this present story. It isn't until three quarters through the book that you get answers or at least start successfully putting the pieces together.

The end of the book is so incredibly disturbing and messed up, I couldn't believe my eyes. It was hard to read but completely rewarding. The ending was satisfying, everything wrapped together in a neat bow and it was honestly heartwarming. 

I loved this book so much and if you're in need of a quick, easy thriller you should pick up The Other Mrs. 

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