Those Other Women – Nicola Moriarty
Published July 26th 2018 by William Morrow (HarperCollins)
Swathi’s rating: 4/5
Verdict: A brutally honest page turner, and a must-read for contemporary women.
This book had been a getaway experience from the series of crime thrillers I’ve been reading. When I read the description of this book at edelweiss, I thought it would be a change to read a contemporary women’s fiction, and my mood matches the tone of the book. So I was good to go with it.
As soon as I started a few chapters, I had my doubts. Am I wasting my time on this? I’ve so many thrillers waiting for me, should I drop it? But then, I hate to be a dropper of books. It’s not fair. I love books and I just can’t do that to them. So I continued reading.
The story in centered on Poppy, who learns that her husband had been cheating on her with her BFF and gotten her pregnant. Poppy, on the other hand, doesn’t not wants kids. Doesn’t mean she hates them, she’s just not a kid-person. She’s devastated and depressed to know that her ex husband had used this as a way to get away from her and started a family with her best friend. Heartbroken, she wanders in search of something, someone to confide in.
Enter Annalise, a colleague of Poppy who quickly senses the vacancy of a ‘best friend’ to poppy and uses her wits to get it. All Annalise wants, is it fix poppy and then use the distraction to fix her own life. Nobody knows the REAL Annalise that she hides behind her red notebook she carries on with her all the time.
Annalise helps Poppy open a Facebook group for non moms and its an invitation only group. As the duo think to have everything under control, things start going wrong. Someone leaks information from the group to the public and chaos happens. Who is the mole in the group?
The characters are very real and relatable. I love the way they’re being portrayed as they speak out the bitter truth and the lies that affect their lives. The story is told in the POV’s of Poppy, Annalise and an Imposer who creates all the hot mess.
It had a been read for me. I totally enjoyed the book and I’m glad that I chose it over a weekend. To all the woman out there, this book is a gift and a must read! It’s honest, and brutal.