The Other Mrs. Miller
By Allison Dickson
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 9780525539247, July 2019, 352pp.
The Short of It:
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this one but what I got was an enjoyable, twisty read.
The Rest of It:
Phoebe and her husband live in a fairly well-to-do neighborhood. Mostly due to the fact that she came from money but not money that she likes to flaunt given that her father’s wandering eyes got him into a whole lot of trouble with young women all over. Although comfortable financially, her marriage is falling apart, she’s let herself go, and she wakes each day unhappy and anxious.
One morning, she notices a car parked across the street and the same car arrives daily. Could this be something related to her father’s dealings? As she becomes increasingly paranoid over this intrusion of privacy, a new family moves in across the street.
To Phoebe, this family provides a much-needed distraction until things get out of hand. Vicki and Phoebe get too close, too fast. Jake, Vicki’s eighteen-year-old son provides the type of distraction that an unsatisfied wife may seek but certainly does not need. All in all, both these families become entwined in a way that no one expects. I was honestly surprised at the direction the story took. It’s good, and twisty and fun. I am loving these types of books lately.
If you like a story that keeps you guessing, then pick up The Other Mrs. Miller soon.
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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