“A marital saga so pitch-black it makes Gone Girl look like the romance of the decade... [The Woman Inside] resembles past smashes like Big Little Lies and The Woman in the Window.”—Entertainment Weekly
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.
Paul and Rebecca are drowning as the passion that first ignited their love has morphed into duplicitous secrecy, threatening to end their marriage, freedom, and sanity. Rebecca, in the throes of opioid addiction, uncovers not only her husband’s affair but also his plan to build a new life with the other woman. Spiraling desperately, she concocts a devious plot of her own—one that could destroy absolutely everything.
The Woman Inside is a shockingly twisty story of deceit, an unforgettable portrait of a marriage imploding from within, and a cautionary tale about how love can morph into something far more sinister. It’s a novel about how people grow apart and how those closest to us can be harboring the most shocking of secrets.
Set in a Real Housewifes-esque swathe of Long Island, N.Y., this dizzyingly plotted, miniseries-ready domestic thriller from the pseudonymous Scott (a screenwriter and a publishing professional team) centers on self-medicated to the gills pharma rep Rebecca, whose opiate addiction threatens to cost her her job and her drug pipeline. At the same time, Rebecca starts to suspect that her husband of 20 years, Paul, a contractor turned real estate broker, may be straying possibly with her loathsome boss's Botox Barbie wife, Sasha, who was Paul's high school sweetheart. Sasha has just disappeared, as will the dysfunctional couple's sexy neighbor, Sheila. For maximal misdirection, Scott exploits multiple narrators, most of whom are unreliable save for a pair of wisecracking detectives, during the devious, deadly, and occasionally downright preposterous proceedings that set up an unexpected finale. Fortunately, this outcome is less disturbing than it might otherwise be, since the only truly sympathetic character is Duff, Rebecca and Paul's dog. Those looking for slick entertainment will hope to see more from Scott.
This is a great read that will keep you interested from start to finish.
Slow at first, but interesting ending.