Tuesday Excerpts

TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “THE WOMAN INSIDE”

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is The Woman Inside, by E. G. Scott, 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…

 

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Intro:  (Prologue) He flashes a million-dollar smile before getting into his bloodred BMW.  It purrs to life and the sound of pebbles crunching under tires reminds me of the first time I was brought here.  The circumstances were very different.  I was never meant to leave.

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Teaser:  I softened my approach.  I didn’t want to provoke a fight before I said what I needed to.  “I’m sorry, honey.  I just feel so close to you, but sometimes I feel like we could be closer.  And I want you to know everything about me.” (p. 59).

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Synopsis:  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.

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What do you think?  Would you keep reading?

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