Two women are watching each other.
Phoebe Miller isn't sure when the rusty car started showing up in the cul-de-sac she calls home, or why its driver would be spying on her. What could be interesting about an unhappy housewife who drowns her sorrows in ice cream and wine and barely leaves her house?
Only one knows why.
When a new family moves in across the street--the exuberant Vicki, who just might become the gossipy best friend Phoebe's always wanted, and her handsome college-bound son, Jake, who offers companionship of a different variety--Phoebe finds her dull routine infused with the excitement she's been missing. But with her head turned she's no longer focused on the woman in the car. And she really should be...
An addictive domestic thriller for fans of The Last Mrs. Parrish and The Couple Next Door, The Other Mrs. Miller serves up a delicious brew of dark secrets and stunning plot twists that will keep you captivated until the very last page.
In this cleverly plotted if progressively more implausible domestic suspense debut from horror short story writer Dickson (Strings), recently deceased Chicago magnate Daniel Noble has left Phoebe Miller, his 32-year-old daughter, a fortune as well as an increasingly toxic legacy as women stream forward to accuse Noble of sexual misconduct. But the disturbing allegations, which have turned the heiress into a day-drinking virtual prisoner of her suburban Lake Forest, Ill., home, prove only the initial rumblings of the avalanche of trouble to come. From Phoebe's acrimonious battles with therapist husband Wyatt, centered on her refusal to consider adoption after a stillborn son and four subsequent failed IVF attempts, to the identity of the individual watching her every move from the old blue car that's perpetually parked on her block, Dickson sets the stage for a stunning mid-novel plot twist. As disconcerting as it is unexpected, this abrupt turn leaves a void that won't please every reader. Still, this is a diverting poolside entertainment.