The Woman Inside by E.G Scott #blogtour

Today I’m sharing my review of The Woman Inside by E.G Scott as part of the blog tour.

About this book…

A page-turning 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.

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Rebecca didn’t know love was possible until she met Paul, a man with a past as dark as her own. Their demons drew them together, but twenty years later, the damage and secrets that ignited their love begin to consume their marriage.

When Paul catches the attention of the police after two women go missing, Rebecca discovers his elaborate plot to build a new life without her. And though Rebecca is quickly spiralling out of control, it doesn’t stop her from coming up with her own devastating plan for revenge… they made a promise to each other, afterall. 

Til death do us part.

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With a Shakespearean twist that rivals the best books in the genre, THE WOMAN INSIDE is the unmissable thriller of 2019.

My review…

The Woman Inside is one of those books full of flawed and unlikeable characters that you just love to hate! Told in alternate chapters by husband and wife couple Paul and Rebecca, and in the past and the present, this twisty tale could get a little confusing at times especially at the start when the reader is unsure of exactly what is going on. And that also reflects Rebecca’s feelings when she finds out that her husband of twenty years has been hiding things from her. But what is really going on and is the drug addicted Rebecca a reliable narrator?

I have to admit to finding it rather hard to care what happened to this really disagreeable couple! But as I LOVE books like this, I was immediately hooked, desperately seeking clues to the big secret. And also wondering which of these two was the biggest liar of all! The first half of the book confused me no end which certain scenarios told by both Paul and Rebecca so that I had no idea which really happened. So I was intrigued to see the addition of other narrators in the last half of the book when the mist started to lift on this domestic noir and I could see some light at the end of the tunnel! But just when I thought I’d figured it all out, the authors threw in a final twist to leave me questioning all that I had read before.

I was also left wondering how the authors wrote this book as I know that often when two authors team up to co-write a novel that take a viewpoint each. But The Woman Inside flowed seamlessly from page one so whatever they did worked! From the first few pages I did think the book showed a similarity to Gone Girl but as it proceeded to develop a very different plot trail, I changed my mind although the atmosphere did remind of of that book at times. And I think it would make a great transition to the big screen as the twists throughout would definitely mess with the viewers heads just as much as it did mine reading it. It was very dark, extremely atmospheric and with a sexual edge that demands attention throughout. And as long as you don’t mind not rooting for either of these psychotic individuals then I think you will enjoy watching them plotting each others downfall! Just be prepared for a few shocks along the way!

Meet the authors…

E.G. Scott is a pseudonym for two NYC-based writers, one a publishing professional and one a screenwriter

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jorobertson2015

I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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