My Mini Thoughts

I absolutely loved Lisa Unger’s book The Stranger Inside so I was excited to get my hands on a copy of this one.

First off I love multiple points of view!  I think it’s a great way to get more background information on the characters, but this story has so many it was hard to keep track of.   We have Selena who is married to Graham who is sleeping with Geneva the nanny and the mysterious Anne from the train, and then a few more characters with shorter chapters.  That’s a lot! Then you tie in the past and the present and my head is spinning, and I’m taking notes to keep up.

Not to say that I didn’t look forward to getting back to it after putting it down.  The story was intriguing and it did all tie together eventually, but I wasn’t invested in this read as I was The Stranger Inside.  I am glad I read it, and I will read whatever this author writes, but I will be checking out future books from the library.

Book Rating: 3/5

Wine Pairing: The Collection Cabernet Sauvignon


Goodreads Synopsis

Everyone has a secret… Now she knows yours.

Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.

But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.

Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.