The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott
Reading Level: Thriller
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
Book Summary: An impossible-to-put-down domestic thriller about secrets and revenge, told from the perspectives of a husband and wife who are the most perfect, and the most dangerous, match for each other
Rebecca didn’t know love was possible until she met Paul, a successful, charismatic, married man with a past as dark as her own. Their pain drew them together with an irresistible magnetism; they sensed that they were each other’s ideal (and perhaps only) match.
But twenty years later, Paul and Rebecca are drowning as the damage and secrets that ignited their love begin to consume their marriage. Paul is cheating on Rebecca, and his affair gets messy fast. His mistress is stalking them with growing audacity when Rebecca discovers Paul’s elaborate plan to build a new life without her. And though Rebecca is spiraling into an opiate addiction, it doesn’t stop her from coming up with a devious plot of her own, and this one could end absolutely everything.
What follows is an unpredictable and stylish game of cat and mouse—a shocking tale of unfaithfulness and unreliability that will keep you racing until the final twist and make you wonder how well you really know your spouse.
Book Review: THE WOMAN INSIDE is a delectable psychological thriller that’ll lead you through a dangerous world-wind of marital mayhem. As I read, I can’t help mimic Oprah’s voice, as I say, “you get an affair, you get an affair, and you get an affair!” Every character in this novel, is a hot mess.
Paul, came off as a lying bastard, but is weirdly likable at the same time. As for his pill popping wife, Rebecca, even though she isn’t an angel herself, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. These two authors did a phenomenal job in depicting a split view of each individual, even the secondary ones. The reader gets to experience both the good and bad of a character’s personality, which is rare yet quite fulfilling.
I cannot even begin to express the emotions that ran through me as I unlayered every aspect of the developing plot. The addictive and continuous drama, had me imagining a movie in my mind. With each suspenseful chapter, all I could do is swiftly turn the pages to unravel the mystery.
By the end, I did not expect the conclusion to turn out the way it did. I am still pretty dumbfounded and amused at how differently it panned out. I highly recommend this thriller if you’re looking for a read that will mentally challenge you right up until the last word. I look forward to reading more books by E.G. Scott a.k.a. Elizabeth and Greg.
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
About the Author: E. G. Scott is a pseudonym for two writers, who have been friends for over twenty-years, and have been writing plays, screenplays, and short stories separately since they were kids. They’ve collaborated on multiple projects from the beginning of their friendship, but this is their first published work together. This book came out of their shared love of thrillers and noir and wanting to collaborate on a novel for a long time. They are currently working on their next thriller.