#BookReview of The Woman Inside by E.G Scott @EGScottwrites @Tr4cyF3nt0n @TrapezeBooks

Posted January 23, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 7 Comments

#BookReview of The Woman Inside by E.G Scott @EGScottwrites @Tr4cyF3nt0n @TrapezeBooks

The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott
Published by Trapeze on January 22 2018
Pages: 335

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   Rebecca didn’t know love was possible until she met Paul, a successful, charismatic, married man with a past as dark as her own. Their pain drew them together with an irresistible magnetism; they sensed that they were each other’s ideal (and perhaps only) match.   But twenty years later, Paul and Rebecca are drowning as the damage and secrets that ignited their love begin to consume their marriage. Paul is cheating on Rebecca, and his affair gets messy fast. His mistress is stalking them with growing audacity when Rebecca discovers Paul’s elaborate plan to build a new life without her. And though Rebecca is spiraling into an opiate addiction, it doesn’t stop her from coming up with a devious plot of her own, and this one could end absolutely everything.   What follows is an unpredictable and stylish game of cat and mouse—a shocking tale of unfaithfulness and unreliability that will keep you racing until the final twist and make you wonder how well you really know your spouse.

Welcome today as me and Nicola over at Short Books and Scribes share our review of The Woman Inside by E.G Scott.

My Review

I have not read a book before where I can not stand the characters, so this is a first for me. Rebecca, high on some sort of concoction of opiates is married to Paul, back up on his luck guy with a crazy ass stalker of an ex-mistress.

The Woman Inside is told in alternating chapters of Rebecca and Paul and Before and After. What it is before and after is a mystery. The first part of the book the scene is being set, your distaste for this couple and then bam! What the bam is? It is a twist and well, you need to read it! 

This is two highly toxic people, that together on equal footing just work. But events have caused them to be distant, add paranoia, deception, lies, and my favourite, an unreliable narrator and you are only scratching the surface with Rebecca and Paul’s marriage. I do love the unreliable narrator part of a story, because I love how an author can just pull the rug from out under your feet, turning what you know on its head.

You can easily fall in the guise of one more chapter with the Woman Inside because they are short and snappy and at times leave you breathless. A couple of scenes in the book I found I was holding my breath!

This was written by two people and it has been blended so well I cannot figure who wrote what bit. The writing worked and got me interested in the lives of Paul and Rebecca, just like car crash tv I couldn’t look away and I had to wait with bated breath to see how it was all going to pan out. Especially when you couldn’t tell where Rebecca’s paranoia began and end, and whether it was a drug-induced cloud or not.

It is slow to start, focusing on what is going on without knowing what is going on, but you will be rewarded if you keep turning that page for sure.

So what else has been said on the blog tour?

Book after Book Blog says

THE WOMAN INSIDE is unpredictable, unbelievable, and claustrophobic. Character-driven and full of twists and drama, this is a domestic thriller with capital letters about murder, infidelity, jealousies, and deceit that make you question: how well do you know the person you’ve been married to for twenty years?

Bookliterati Book Reviews says
The Woman Inside is a rollercoaster of a ride that once on, you won’t want to get off.  The different time lines split the plot from what is a happy marriage at the beginning, to the suspense, drama and tension of their present situation.  There aren’t many likeable characters in this book, all seem corrupt, flawed and self centred, and ultimately unreliable, so you are never sure whether trust their recounting of events. The writers keep the tension and unease throughout the book, and if I’m honest I never  knew quite where this book was going.  There are a lot of variables that could take the book in many different directions that keep you guessing through to the dramatically dark final pages.

Varietats2010 says

The story is told between Rebecca, Paul and the two detectives that are investigating some missing women; so be prepared to follow the story between different perspectives, that makes the story more reliable and understanding.
Be prepared for a dark twisted story that will get more twisted every page you’ll read!

Until next time xxx

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Thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the tour invite and the author for a copy of their book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About E.G. Scott

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.

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7 responses to “#BookReview of The Woman Inside by E.G Scott @EGScottwrites @Tr4cyF3nt0n @TrapezeBooks

    • Zoe

      Ooh I can’t wait to hear what you think. At least it’s not a book you can tempt me with lol thank you ?