Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Other Mrs. ” by Mary Kubica, Park Row Books, February 18, 2020
WOW! Mary Kubica, author of “The Other Mrs.” has written an edgy, intense riveting, captivating, page-turning, chilling thriller that one will not soon forget. I was sitting at the edge of my seat and jumped whenever I heard a sound. This is a book that I had to remind myself not to chew on my permanent french gel manicured nails, or I would break a tooth. The Genres for this novel are Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Psychological Thriller and Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The story mostly takes place in Maine. The author describes her dramatic cast of characters as complex, and complicated. Some of the characters are quirky and dysfunctional. A good many characters could be suspect of any criminal activity.
The opportunity presents itself for Sadie and Will Foust and family to move into Will’s late sister’s house in Maine to take care of the unfriendly teenage daughter. It seems to be a good time as any for the two to work on their problems and marriage. Little do they know what lies in store for them.
Before they get a chance to get settled, a woman down the street is murdered, and the evidence is pointing close to home. There are twists and turns, ups and downs, and lots of red herrings. The house is old, creaky, and there is a creepy presence. The people also seem peculiar. There are threats, things are missing, and appearing, and everything is dangerous. It appears at least more than one character is using gaslighting techniques, on someone unbalanced. There is more than one unbalanced person in this story.
I would highly recommend this frightening and scary thriller for those readers who appreciate this genre.
I also appreciate that the author does mention that people with mental illness should get help.