Tuesday, February 18, 2020

"The Other Mrs."

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, Don't You Cry, Every Last Lie, and When the Lights Go Out.

A former high school history teacher, Kubica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, The Other Mrs., and reported the following:
The Other Mrs. is the story of a Chicago family, Will and Sadie Foust, and their sons, Otto and Tate, who inherit a home on a remote island off the coast of Maine when a sister of Will’s dies. What they’re hoping for is a fresh start after a number of personal and professional setbacks in Chicago; what they find instead is their family entangled in a shocking murder mystery when a neighbor – one Sadie fears Will may have been having an affair with – is found stabbed to death in the middle of the night. Soon after, all eyes in this close-knit, unwelcoming community look to the Fousts as suspects, which begins on page 69 when the island’s police officer informs Sadie that a witness claims he saw her fighting with the deceased just days before she died. Sadie finds this accusation absurd; she never met the victim. Her career as one of only two physicians on the island keeps her too busy for any sort of social life. Sadie begins to wonder what reason this witness would have to lie, and why she is being scapegoated. From here, the tension escalates as Sadie realizes the only way to clear her own name is to solve this murder herself. The Page 69 Test is an accurate representation of this book; by picking up the book at that page, a reader is dropped directly into the unfolding mystery of who killed Morgan Baines.
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The Page 69 Test: Every Last Lie.

The Page 69 Test: When the Lights Go Out.

--Marshal Zeringue