ARC Review | The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Publication Date: February 18th, 2020
ARC from Netgalley

Propulsive and addictive, The Other Mrs. is the twisty new psychological thriller from Mary Kubica, the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl

She tried to run, but she can’t escape 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.

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.

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I might be a fairly new Thriller reader, but even I have heard of Mary Kubica. When I saw that she had a new book coming out, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. That it took place in Maine, my home state, got me even more excited for The Other Mrs. When we catch up with Dr. Sadie Foust, she has just begrudgingly moved to Maine with her family in an attempt to start over.

First of all, I have to talk about the atmosphere of this story. That it takes place on an island in the middle of winter where the ferry may or may not be able to shuttle you back and forth from the mainland is interesting enough. But couple that with the fact that there may be a murderer on the loose where getting away is iffy, and it really ups the ante of the entire story. This, unfortunately for me, was the highlight. As for the rest of it, I thought it was incredibly predictable and the pacing was too back and forth. For a bit I’d be on the edge of my seat, and then it would start dragging, and it made the entire story feel like it lagged. The foreshadowing to the big reveal was too obvious, and it eliminated the surprise factor entirely. The best I can say about this book is that it was entertaining enough, but it just wasn’t very thrilling. I think, perhaps the biggest issue for me was Imogen, and the way that was wrapped up. I have a hard time that things would be so tidy, and it was a hurdle to me being able to buy the eventual end of this story. Having said all that, I did enjoy parts of The Other Mrs. enough to want to read more from the author. I’ve seen stellar reviews for her books. I think maybe I just started with the wrong one.

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  1. Aw that’s a bummer it wasn’t better. I do agree the setting sounds fabulous! I love a good thriller. 🙂 I’ve thought about trying her books too. Maybe a different one 🙂

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