The Woman Inside by E. G. Scott – Blog Tour Review.

About The Book

Rebecca didn’t know love was possible until she met Paul, a man with a past as dark as her own. Their demons drew them together, but twenty years later, the damage and secrets that ignited their love begin to consume their marriage.

When Paul catches the attention of the police after two women go missing, Rebecca discovers his elaborate plot to build a new life without her. And though Rebecca is quickly spiralling out of control, it doesn’t stop her from coming up with her own devastating plan for revenge… they made a promise to each other, after all. 

Til death do us part.

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. The Woman Inside is a complex novel about relationships. It focuses on the relationship of a married couple, Rebecca and Paul. They both have their problems, Rebecca with her addiction to pharmaceutical drugs that has affected her career, and Paul whose career has been affected by a downturn in business due to a stock market crash. Neither have confided in the other about what they are going through. They also have both had to deal with tragedy when they were children.

Both characters are narrators and they are joined in the second half of the novel by others. All of the characters are unpleasant, the only one I really cared about was Duff. Duff was a dog that belonged to Rebecca and Paul. Whilst Paul did have his problems they paled compared to what Rebecca was going through. I struggled to work out if she was hallucinating due to her drug cocktails or what she was experiencing was real. It is only at the introduction of another narrator that things started to become clearer. And then you started to see how out of their depth they both were.

I found it quite unsettling at times. The spying, following and reading what they both had planned for the other one. The lengths that Rebecca would go to so she could get her drugs and the knowledge that Paul had others covering for him. Even though I did guess what he was doing.

I hadn’t realised when I started this book that E. G. Scott is two authors. I often wonder when I read a book like this if each author concentrates on one character. Each keeping secrets from the other. I like to think that this novel was written in that way.

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