The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
Expected publication: February 18th 2020 by HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing and Park Row
About the 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, 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.
This is my second book by Mary Kubica. The first I read was Every Last Lie and it was a five star read for me, so it was an obvious no-brainer to ask for this on NetGalley. I am sad to say I was a little disappointed. I was loving this when it started. I really enjoyed seeing how Sadie and Will met and then how Camille sneaks into the picture...and you start to learn more about their relationship. There is a lot of build up around both relationships and at times it was a little slow. This all ends up being very important later in the story though.
As I mentioned the beginning was a little slow. Then things suddenly start to happen and they do not stop until the very last page. I enjoyed the second half of the book, but I just did not love the direction the story took. I wanted more development around everything happening. I wanted to know more about Imogen and her mother, more of their background. I was just expecting more. I also did not love the ending. Again, I just wanted more. Overall, I still enjoyed this and I still plan to reach for more from this author. I just did not love this as much as I was anticipating.
Thank you NetGalley, Mary Kubica , HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing and Park Row for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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