Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Other Girlfriend by Alex Stone! Read on for more info and my review.
She loves him…
Lizzie Green once loved Tom Murphy with a passion that bordered on obsession. All she wanted was his love to be returned. Then one night something terrible happened and Tom left Lizzie broken hearted. She swore she would never let him hurt her again….
She loves him not.
Now, ten years later, Tom turns up on Lizzie’s doorstep still as charming as ever. Lizzie knows he still has the power to break her heart and destroy her life again. But Lizzie can’t say no to him….
The Other Girlfriend is a slow burn, psychological thriller. It is a complex, layered plot about a woman, Lizzie, who is struggling to come to terms with the past and find the truth.
What I found compelling about this read is the realistic portrayal of mental health, lies, secrets, and gaslighting. She is naive, and while her decisions frustrated me, I tried to put myself in her shoes, and her personality and reactions made more sense that way. This is a truly character driven novel where putting yourself in the shoes of the characters makes the story unfold in a more intriguing way.
The plot is definitely a slow burn, which is not for every reader. This isn’t a book I read in one day, but it was a book I spent time with over a few days. As the plot started to come together, things made more sense, and I enjoyed the layered plot.
Overall, this was a good read with a lot of depth and interesting themes to dig into as I read. I’d recommend checking it out if you enjoy psychological thrillers that build over time.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Alex Stone, originally an accountant from the West Midlands, is now a psychological suspense writer based in Dorset. This beautiful and dramatic coastline is the inspiration and setting for her novels. She was awarded the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2019 and her debut thriller The Perfect Daughter was published by Boldwood in October 2021.
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