This book didn’t come with an advisory, so I’ll have to create my own!
One of the best pieces of advice I can give you before you start this book is: make sure you’re strapped in nice and tight because this is surely one of the craziest, insane roller-coaster rides into the deepest, darkest depths of Loonyville that you have ever taken! And if you’re anything like me (probably more than a little nuts), you’ll love every second!
Wow! I’m still trying to catch my breath from this one. I think one of the things that grabbed me the most was that the characters were all so very flawed; so utterly awful and unlikeable, yet I just couldn’t stop reading to see what on earth they’d get up to next, and how much more dreadful they could be!
I must admit, right in the beginning I had no clue what was going on, but I caught on pretty quick (I’m a fast learner!). Told mostly in the alternating voices of Rebecca and Paul, and switching between time frames ‘before’ and ‘after’ their story of adultery, deceit, betrayal, deception, revenge and downright nastiness unravels for the reader to see in all its hideous glory. Throw in a sprinkling of serious opioid addiction and that completes the mix quite nicely! You’ll have to read the book to find out where and how that addiction gets fed!
But can the reader really, truly know what’s going on when the narrators are clearly such unreliable witnesses? The skilful crafting of the plot by these two gifted authors allows just enough room for doubt and perfectly sufficient space for abundant guesswork – on the part of the reader, but also on the part of each vital role-player, which leads to a sequence of events that then start to unravel quite uncontrollably until there is no going back. In other words … this is not a relaxing read! It shocks and thrills at every twist and it will mess with your head! I couldn’t put it down! 4.5 sparkling stars from me!
And by the way … thank you for Duff!!! I adored him!!
I’m not sure how the whole co-authoring thing works. I’m sure that in each working relationship there is a unique dynamic that ensures things run smoothly. This debut offering from the collaborative pen of E.G. Scott bodes well for future offerings to come from this pair. I can’t wait!
About the Authors:
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 “The Woman Inside” 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.
Thank you to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers and Alex Layt over at Orion Books for inviting me along for this chaotic ride, and for all their ongoing work and support for us bloggers and reviewers. We really do appreciate it immensely.
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