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His Other Woman

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3 for neutral, as I thought it was a mystery thriller, but it was not!  I know what I read was beautifully written, but it just was too heartbreaking and hard for me to read right at the moment.  Will update when finally able to finish!  It definitely wasn’t the authors fault? Just my mood!
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A wife wiring for her lost husband to home home for 4 months + a husband who had amnesia post accident + a young woman who loved man and found herself pregnant = an all around mess with difficult emotional decisions to be taken.

My first book by author Louise Voss, the first half was about settling in the characters in their new roles where each had to find themselves. I loved the emotions that suffused through me as I kept inching toward the confrontation that was yet to come.

The author’s words brought home the pathos of the situation especially when the wife finally found her husband and his memories soon revealed themselves along with the truth of the present.

The strange dynamic of the new situation brought a lot of feelings to the forefront; there was a realism to them. Then unfortunately, the decisions and the reveals that were written in the last 30% were not in the realm of believability, and it seemed to happen too fast.

I supposed that was life – trial and errors. And all the characters found their new selves as they faced some facts of past life that came up as twists but had me doubting my emotions. It was quite strange. But that’s fiction and creative license.

Overall, the book gripped my imagination as my mind drifted to such a situation and what would one do if life presented such a thing. A time of reflection.
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I was given an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an independent review.

Without giving anything away I can say that this was a good tale , hard to believe in places but definitely something that could happen. It’s written very well , the pace is good and the characters are very credible. 
I was invested in the story and found it hard to put the book down, wanting to know how it was going to end and I wasn’t disappointed
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Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

 A well-crafted novel with good characters. A good family drama which is rather sad in places. Recommended.
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This book took me a while to read unfortunately. It seemed to have a lot of slow points filled with unnecessary information. Like it was just a filler. About 75% through it picked up and help my interest again. I think Liam should have fought for rights to his son and was sad he didn't get back together with Katya and have a family. When Alanda briefly became a lesbian that was a shock.
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Louise Voss created a beautiful abs dramatic tale of long married woman trying to come to terms with her husbands reappearance in her and her daughter’s lives after a mysterious absence. A spellbinding read!
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Louise Voss explores how memory and identity shape us. Her characters struggle to understand where they fit into the convoluted mystery and your heart will break for everyone involved.

Voss capably dropped me into the plot and made me confront the unbelievable choices and experience the dire consequences of actions that I could not control. Bring the tissues as Voss writes about family and forgiveness.

I’m sorry I can’t tell you more. It would give the whole storyline away and I’m not that type of reviewer. This is a fabulous read that will leave you contemplating what you’d do in the same situation. It will stay in your thoughts for days.

Sometimes impromptu decisions bear consequences. It only takes a split second to make a decision, but this family has to live with the consequences of a self-centered choice.
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Great book that grabbed you from the beginning with plenty of twists in the plot that keep your interest with good characters and storyline definitely one to be remembered and a real page turner
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Great read.  Kept me interested from the first to the last page.  There were some unexpected twists in the story and the ending took me by surprise.  Some strong, very likeable, characters.  It was an unusual plot and would make a good film.  Highly recommended.
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His Other Woman was my first book by Louise Voss and I really enjoyed it.

Liam is struggling with a midlife crisis after the death of his brother and dealing with his mother's dementia. He takes off on a 3 week trip to the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Reaching Madrid, he texts his wife and children to say he has landed And then, he disappears... 

Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Wow, you really do get more than you expect with this book.   The husband goes missing when on an adventure trip then begins a life with a new woman.  Will the wife and family find him again.  I especially loved the twists to the story, some unexpected other not so.
You could read this in one sitting. I’ll definitely read more by this author.
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I can’t even begin to imagine what it would feel like waving your husband off at the airport not knowing that they are going to vanish without a trace. But even worse, imagine months later you are reacquainted and you find they are in another relationship! All this and much more is explored in this emotionally charged tale by Louise Voss.

This is really a hard book to review as I don’t want to go into more of the plot than what is detailed in the blurb. It is best uncovering it in the way that Louise Voss has set it up and this is without knowing too much before diving in.

What I will say is that my heart went out to both women and I was actually torn as to how I wanted this to play out. In my head I thought I knew how this was going to go, but it takes a completely unexpected turn at such velocity that it made my head spin!

His Other Woman really pulls on the heartstrings and is a compelling story. It is also thought provoking and will having you questioning what you would do if you found yourself in this situation. All up an intriguing read which I enjoyed.

Thank you to Louise Voss, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of His Other Woman, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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This book is simply stunning. It will absolutely hold you captivated from start to finish.

Without giving too much of the plot away, Liam says goodbye to his loving family at the airport and then seemingly vanishes. I had no idea how this was going to play out, but what follows is a very clever and believable plot.

The story is told from several viewpoints and it works perfectly. I absolutely raced through the pages of this book and I had no idea what outcome I wanted in the end. I could feel so much sympathy for both parties in the story. There was not going to be an easy solution to this.

A totally compulsive read, with a clever plot and such relatable characters, this is an absolute must-read. I enjoyed every page of it.
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His Other Woman by Louise Voss is an evocative, thought-provoking, and thoroughly heartwrenching read that had me hooked for the duration.  This is the first novel that I have read from Ms Voss, but I will certainly be adding some of her earlier work to my TBR.

When Liam Lodge says goodbye to his family to go to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago, he has every intention of returning to them after a few weeks on his own, hoping that he will have by then processed the sudden death of his brother.  But when days turn to weeks without a word from him, his wife Alanda and their children become more and more frantic, particularly because they know that Liam would never wilfully miss the wedding of his beloved daughter.  A spontaneous decision has set Liam off on an entirely new course, and loyalties become divided as his memories of a family's love are lost.  Will he remember what he has left behind before irrevocably forging ahead in a newly constructed reality?  4.5 stars

Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for an ARC.
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I've read a few books by Louise Voss and know to set some hours aside because her writing is always so addictive! This was definitely the case with His Other Women and although it isn't one of her crime novels, I found this contemporary story to be just as gripping.
When Liam Lodge's family wave him off at the airport, it quickly becomes apparent that he hasn't had any easy time of things recently and is hoping that a solo walking holiday in Spain will help - but as readers discover at the airport, he makes an uncharacteristic decision which results in dramatic changes for them all. Louise Voss spares little time setting the scene before his catastrophic accident but this brief introduction serves a vital role as it explains why he is taking a break, the thought process behind his change of mind and how, as a consequence of his spontaneity, his sudden disappearance becomes such a perplexing mystery.
The accident itself happens off the page because what matters more is the aftermath, and with chapters split between Liam and his wife, Alanda, we discover the emotional repercussions for them both. As Alanda and their adult children, Becky, Jake and Heather desperately try to track him down, they imagine all sorts of possible scenarios, from tragic accidents to cruel abandonment. Meanwhile, Liam's frustrations are eased by his friendship with Katya, who visits her uncle in the same hospital ward. 
The obvious attraction between the two means it's inevitable that they will fall for one another but what Louise Voss does so well is to ensure that even though my sympathies always lay with Alanda, Katya is also a likeable character and in another novel their love story could be a heartwarming fairy-tale.
However, their bubble has to burst eventually and the second part of the book follows the events after Alanda manages to find her husband. Louise Voss' skill as a thriller writer really comes into play here as although this isn't crime fiction, there are still plenty of twists and turns which kept me thoroughly engrossed. There are chapters written from Katya's perspective, too and while she could have various accusations levelled at her, I felt she was somebody swept along by her feelings, rather than a cold-hearted schemer who stole somebody else's husband. Nevertheless, she does enter the relationship knowing his amnesia is always likely to be temporary and that he could have a family waiting for him and so although I understood her wishful thinking, I was perhaps moved slightly more by Alanda's situation. Liam's confused moods are completely understandable and his complex predicament is heartbreaking; he clearly loves both women but what does that mean for them all? I genuinely felt for all the characters and sympathised with each of them but couldn't work out if, or how, Louise Voss would give them all the happy ending I was hoping for.
The novel is set in Salisbury - which I know quite well - and in the Haute-Savoie region of France which I don't but felt as if I did thanks to the excellent sense of place. One thing I particularly enjoyed about the book was the evocation of memories and feelings through smell; it's something I could easily identify with and really helped me to believe in these characters and their emotions.
With its absorbing, thought-provoking plot which is complemented by the empathic characterisation throughout, His Other Woman is a touching, intriguing novel which captivated me from start to finish. I thoroughly recommend it.
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His other woman was a heartbreaking story about love, relationship, marriage and second chances. 
From the beginning, I had a feeling that this will be one of those raw stories that are still taboo in some ways because nothing is as easy as it looks like when coming to life decisions and what one stands for. 
Middle life crisis is always interesting to see how it can change a person and this book shows it in full power. 
Heartache, family drama but also lots of love that always wins , that’s how I would summarise this story.
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His Other Woman is my first book by author Louise Voss and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The plot was good. The author made it seem very authentic and that losing your memory, falling in love with someone else and having no recollection of your previous family can happen.

The characters are developed well. The chapters are fairly short so ideal for a busy mum like me to dip in and out. Although if I could I would have read the whole book in one sitting! Each chapter is told from the view of the 3 main characters, wife Alanda, Liam and new lover Katya. I couldn’t help but feel so sorry for Alanda, she’s left to pick up the pieces and hold the family together after Liam’s disappearance. I couldn’t seem to warm to Katya’s character. It feels like she led the romance along with Liam, yet knowing he had no memory of his previous life. Which doesn’t sit quite right with me. But I guess they say you can’t help who you fall in love with?

You are sent on a remarkable emotional ride with His Other Woman. It’s fantastically written, filled with all the feelings and you can imagine! The suspense is built up throughout the book and it all comes together at the end. Which I didn’t see coming!

I’m totally going to dig out other books by Louise Voss if they are as good as this one!

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for the read.
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Family, secrets, how to be honest with yourself. The main characters in this story all have to go through a lot in order to reach an understanding of who they are and how they deal with "life" It held my interest until the final page.
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His Other Woman is a story of what if situation which completely derails the lives of Liam, Alanda and Katya. What starts as Liam's solo trip to get over a major loss of his life turns into a completely life changing trip. Katya is a very interesting character who has secrets of her own and you definitely need to read the whole novel to know what they are. Though I really didn't connect with any of the characters it was not a bad story at all. Not a thriller but interesting story and ending.
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A emotional family drama. I liked the way the book started and was good until the main female character goes on a track, which I think felt forced.  The characters are made to be as human as possible and one does feel their pain and dilemma at times.

Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC
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