Book Review: The Mistress Next Door

Book: The Mistress Next Door

Author: Lesly Sanderson

Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture Audio for an advanced audio copy.

The Mistress Next Door follows Harriet who finds out her husband Oliver is having an affair. There is more than just the affair going on in Harriet’s life. One of their children was briefly kidnapped and Harriet is getting threading letters, is it all related?

This book got me hooked from the summary and then the opening couple of chapters and then I realized what this book is and I was no longer hooked. Im not sure if this is a style of writing or just something that happens. This reminded me so much of The Guest List, which is a book I really didn’t like. They both do the same thing. They get you hooked with an interesting premise and then just give you pages and pages of mundane filler to get to a twist.

For The Mistress Next Door, I do not think the twist is earned and I don’t even think it’s that shocking of a twist. I don’t regret my time with this book but I have a hard time recommending it.

Final Score 2/5

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