The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

The Other Mrs. - Mary Kubica

Hmm, I think I liked this one. I'm giving it a 3 1/2 and am not bumping up to a 4. This is not going to be a review. I am going to spew out thoughts as they come to me because I don't have it in me to write up anything remotely clear-headed at this moment in time.

I didn't like the main character, Sadie, very much at all. She was the definition of an unreliable narrator and her behavior drove me to the edge but because I am so damn nosy I had to keep reading to figure out all of the secrets (or have them told to me because I wasn't able to figure them all out). I DID like the fact that her behavior was pretty much explained in the latter half (see, I do like things!) but I'd be lying if I said her character was someone I sympathized with throughout. I did not. I sympathized more with the teenage girl whose house Sadie and her family invade. The girl they have little patience for. The girl who just lost her mother to suicide. I felt they didn't care to understand her grief and her anger and her rebellion. That bothered me quite a bit.

There were some things I felt were dropped/not explained well enough but it held my attention for the most part and the last 1/4 was excellent.