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Laura Wilson (1) (1964–)

Autor(a) de Stratton's War

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18+ Works 1,243 Membros 54 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Laura Wilson is the real voice of Jesse Adams. She has written and edited children's history books on subjects from plantation life in the antebellum South to medicine through the ages. For How I Survived the Oregon Trail, she has created a journal based on authentic pioneer diaries and letters.
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Séries

Obras por Laura Wilson

Stratton's War (2008) 185 exemplares, 8 críticas
Daily Life in a Victorian House (1993) 138 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Little Death (1999) 134 exemplares, 5 críticas
My Best Friend (2001) 111 exemplares, 4 críticas
An Empty Death (2009) 109 exemplares, 4 críticas
Hello Bunny Alice (2003) 96 exemplares, 5 críticas
Dying Voices (2000) 91 exemplares, 2 críticas
A Capital Crime (2010) 81 exemplares, 5 críticas
A Thousand Lies (2006) 68 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Lover (2004) 57 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Riot (2013) 37 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Willing Victim (2012) 34 exemplares
The Wrong Girl (2015) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
Daily Life in a Tudor House (1995) 23 exemplares
The Other Woman (2017) 23 exemplares, 5 críticas

Associated Works

The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Sinking Admiral (2016) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares, 3 críticas
Original Sins (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology 2: The Body (2017) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares

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I have got to admit, I expected this to be a typical thriller/domestic noir along the lines of ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Girl on the Train.’ However it turned out to be quite different and not what I expected at all.

Sophie Hamilton seems to have the perfect life – husband, house and mother of three, but obviously it’s not all as it seems. Suspecting that her husband is having an affair triggers off some unexpected events.

Even though some of it seems a wee bit far fetched there were a number of comic moments that had me laughing out loud at times. There are a few twists and shocks along the way keeping this an interesting read with a slight cliffhanger ending and brings to it a great twist on the whole notion of ‘the other woman.’

I was expecting a psychological thriller but I im not sure i would describe it as that, to me it was a bit more tongue in cheek chick lit maybe? The mystery of who sent the letters brings the psychological thriller edge but I’m not sure what category to put it into.

I am glad I read it and I will look out for further books by Laura Wilson,

Worth a read if you don’t take it too seriously 🙂
… (mais)
 
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DebTat2 | 4 outras críticas | Oct 13, 2023 |
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When Sophie discovers her husband is having an affair, she sets out to tackle the problem head on and confront his mistress face-to-face, in her own home, so his mistress can see her happy idyllic home life with their teenage children for herself, and perhaps back off. But they get into a tussle and the mistress accidentally gets killed, from then on one disaster after another happens to poor Sophie who is just trying to g
et rid of the body, but with such a busy household she ends up hiding the dead mistress in the freezer until she has more time to dispose of it. This idea had me thinking of that Fawlty Towers episode where a man dies in his hotel room and Basil ends up hiding him in the laundry basket, instead of doing the sensible, normal thing and owning up.

Although I did read this very fast and strangely have to admit I also thoroughly enjoyed this story, I did have a chuckle at quite a few of the things that happened. The nosy neighbour seemed to be constantly following Sophie around as if she had nothing better to do. The housekeeper who spotted everything going on! The twist at the end (featuring the truth about the mistress and what was really going on with the husband), was totally unexpected, and possibly pulled out of a hat to surprise us. Then the final wrap up session kind of happened far too easily for my liking. It was also a tad unbelievable, too. But hey, the way
I looked at it was the husband needed to repent and unleash some of this guilt, and maybe even needed to prove his love for Sophie. Whilst Sophie (it turns out) was most certainly not a woman to be messed with, even though I doubted she realised it at the time until these disasters kept happening to her.

Overall, I did, enjoy how fast I read this book, and how it kept me on tenterhooks whipping through the pages eager to get to the end to find out how they were going to round this off without getting caught. Seriously, Sophie was just trying to dispose of a body, and yet everything that could go wrong for her, did go wrong and I was constantly wondering just how was she going to get out of this mess! I also loved the 'mysterious' ending, which kind of made everything Sophie tried to avoid, come true and all her past efforts just a waste of time... comeuppance? Karma can be a bitch, even if the whole thing was just one big mistake. Worth a read if you don't take i
t too seriously.
… (mais)
 
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SassyBrit | 4 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2018 |
I have got to admit, I expected this to be a typical thriller/domestic noir along the lines of ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Girl on the Train.’ However it turned out to be quite different and not what I expected at all.

Sophie Hamilton seems to have the perfect life – husband, house and mother of three, but obviously it’s not all as it seems. Suspecting that her husband is having an affair triggers off some unexpected events.

Even though some of it seems a wee bit far fetched there were a number of comic moments that had me laughing out loud at times. There are a few twists and shocks along the way keeping this an interesting read with a slight cliffhanger ending and brings to it a great twist on the whole notion of ‘the other woman.’

I was expecting a psychological thriller but I im not sure i would describe it as that, to me it was a bit more tongue in cheek chick lit maybe? The mystery of who sent the letters brings the psychological thriller edge but I’m not sure what category to put it into.

I am glad I read it and I will look out for further books by Laura Wilson,

Worth a read if you don’t take it too seriously 🙂

The Other Woman was published on 10 Aug. 2017 and you can grab a copy now from Amazon for £0.99 – bargain
… (mais)
 
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DebTat2 | 4 outras críticas | Jul 30, 2018 |
This started out well, but quickly got ridiculous. Initially Sophie's entitled cluelessness was entertaining and her efforts to find out if her husband was having an affair were interesting. However, once the big disaster had occurred, the story turned into a sort of farcical adventure. Things were forever being lost and recovered and dropped and Sophie turned into a criminal mastermind. The ending was a little inconclusive, but by then I was just glad it was over and Miles wasn't going to be charged with something he hadn't done.… (mais)
 
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pgchuis | 4 outras críticas | Apr 17, 2018 |

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Obras
18
Also by
5
Membros
1,243
Popularidade
#20,645
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
54
ISBN
210
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
6

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