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The Other Wife

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Summary

She’s a total stranger. But she knows who you are....

Suzi did a bad thing. She’s paying for it now, pregnant, scared, and living in an isolated cottage with her jealous husband, Nick.

When Nora moves into the only house nearby, Suzi is delighted to have a friend. So much so that she’s almost tempted to tell Nora her terrible secret. But there’s more to Nora than meets the eye. It’s impossible - does she already know what Suzi did?

Meanwhile, Elle spends her days in her perfect home, fixated on keeping up appearances. But when her husband betrays her, it unravels a secret going all the way back to her childhood. She’ll do whatever it takes to hold on to him, even if that means murder. After all, she’s done it before....

Caught up in their own secrets and lies, these strangers will soon realise they have more in common than they could ever have imagined. When a shocking event brings them together, their lives will never be the same again.

©2019 Claire McGowan (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Narration terrible!!!!

Enjoyed the book but nearly didn’t finish it due to the very very bad narration!

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Amazing

Easiest listen I've ever had. I like a book that I cant predict the twists of, and this was one of them. Some you are supposed to know, but the ones you arent were really good. The narrator is really good. it took me a while to get used to her way of narrating Suzy the main character as she speaks so...staccato and matter of fact. But when I realised it was just for Suzy and not just a weird way of reading, I got used to it. Brilliant book! want to read more of Claires work now.

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Loved it

I really enjoyed this- I thought at first it was predictable but it gave me a few surprises along the way. Narration good- can’t really understand the negative reviews - but I guess we all have different tastes about these things!!

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great book

great story with lots of twists and good characters. I enjoyed this book very much

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Kept me hooked all the way through

Great twists & turns, had me totally hooked from beginning to end. Should be a mini series

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no, no no...

Narration just awful, can't bear to stick with it. Gutted as i was looking forward to starting it :-(

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Ridiculous

Really far fetched and ridiculous story. Couldn't finish it. Have to write a minimum of fifteen words but nothing good to say.

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Couldn’t stop listening stayed up late to finish ...

Couldn’t stop listening stayed up late to finish. Would recommend for long train journey enjoy

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Good writer & story

Narration is good. Story gets a bit overcomplicafed but enjoyable.
Overall a good book. Modern, but with a Classic thriller style.

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Brilliant

What a fantastic book, i listen in the car and actually drove past my exit on the motorway so i could carry on listening. Best book i have listen to in a long time, thank you Claire McGowan

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  • JenniferLOVESThrillers
  • 28-10-19

Confusing Narration, Drawn Out Story

NO SPOILERS! This book is very hard to understand who is speaking. Characters shift in the middle of chapters without an introduction and its very annoying. The story is so so but its more of a mystery drama.

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  • Charlotte Taylor
  • 28-01-20

Great story.

Full of twists and turns. Exciting and well thought out plot. Very enjoyable to read and listen to

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  • kyproff
  • 24-01-20

predictable

I thought beginning was confusing but then I figured out how everything would end, maybe i listen to too many mysteries

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  • Eun
  • 12-01-20

The Other Wife is not what you think

Claire McGowan has written a primer on how to “gaslight” someone. Susie’s husband nIck distrust his wife after finding her caught in an affair. Having “forgiven“ her he unbeknownst to her monitors her every move. Moving her out of London into a remote area, Susie, now pregnant, is left alone during the day with no one around until a woman moves into one of the other cottages next-door.

Nora is the new neighbor. She is also the widow of Susie‘s lover. Thinking the child she carries is her husbands, NORA begins a campaign to ingratiate herself with Susie. Finding that NIck has been controlling Susie’s every move via electronic monitor, Nora, while not telling Susie, she encourages her to leave Nick,

NORA, thinking she would have a comfortable life with pensions, savings, and inheritance money, is rudely awakened by the lawyer who tells her there are no funds whatsoever. Her husband has been siphoning off funds for years and there’s nothing left.
Things escalate and there are many twists and turns. It makes you wonder how well you know those people in whom you have placed trust and love. This was a good read and the audio version was brilliantly performed.

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  • JLeo
  • 11-02-20

Good listen

This audio book seems obvious at first but manages a few surprises at the end. It was a decent diversion on a long drive!

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  • Janice
  • 07-02-20

Impressed

This is a very well crafted story. Complex, flawed characters are well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed and stayed engaged with the book throughout.

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  • A. Young
  • 29-01-20

Highly Recommend this Twisty Turny Tale!

Awesome story with lots of surprises and a great ending. The narration was spot-on as well, and I'm pretty picky about that.

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  • Anne L. Stimac
  • 28-01-20

Forcing myself to finish.

Really terrible story with 3 main characters that are whiny, mean, and boring. I can’t understand the high ranks this book had been given. It’s a predictable poorly written story that has no redeeming value.

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  • Laura B King
  • 26-01-20

great

very intriguing plot with twists and turns. a bit slow pace however definitely worth the read

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  • LaSraCardona
  • 24-01-20

Thrilling Puzzler

This was an exciting book, one I’m sure i would have read in no time at all. Instead I listened to it, and the audio version was fantastic. All too often a good book can be ruined by the person reading it aloud, but that is not the case with this one. Great pace, clear speech, and intonation really added to the story.

The story was great, too, short chapters, not too many characters, (which, for me, makes audio books difficult to follow), easy to absorb, yet had me stumped well into the book. Required some suspension of disbelief, but well worth it.

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