#BookReview: His Other Life by Beth Thomas

Reviewer: Annie

His Other Life by Beth ThomasI received a review copy


The story of a couple with seemingly perfect lives…and the secrets they hide behind closed doors.

Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jo Jo Moyes.

He was hiding a terrible secret . . .

Grace’s new husband Adam seems like the perfect package. Good looking, great job, completely charming – almost too good to be true . . .

So when Adam suddenly disappears from Grace’s life, she is left bewildered and heartbroken. And with a lot of unanswered questions.

As she tries desperately to find him, Grace opens a Pandora’s Box of secrets and lies – and starts to learn that Adam wasn’t so perfect after all.

What shameful secrets was her husband hiding? Is Grace in danger? And can she survive the truth? However terrible it may be . . .


After finishing this fabulously told tale, I had to “google” Beth Thomas.  I wanted to see how many books she had written, that I had missed.  One thing I found hysterical in this story, was that her main character; Gracie, often goes to “google” any answers she is seeking….even to find out if her relationship with her landlord, Adam was not deemed appropriate.  After all, she married him…but, it was made me giggle at the things she would google, as if it were the Ann Landers of our times for her.

Beth Thomas is indeed a gifted writer and kept me interested the entire time I read this story.  It was chuck full of humor, mystery and total intrigue.  I read this in just two sittings, and only because I had something I had to tend to…the kind of book, that you look forward to getting back to.  Mostly, because I could not figure it out, there was nothing that set you up to know the ending…that was fantastic, and not often the case.

Almost anything I write would be a spoiler, so I would like to state this:  Gracie and Adam are married for one year.  He disappears.  Gracie learns that she did not know the man she married in the first place; yet, she did not ask much before getting married in the first place.  I can summarize this story with a quote from the book, “The absence of any information about him (Adam) has become like a third person in our marriage”

And, I need to give props for her obsession with Adam’s cell phone….I was laughing out loud at how much she wanted to find out what was on that phone!!  If you were ever tempted to look at your significant others cell phone, you will know exactly why I was laughing.

This story will keep you guessing, at the edge of your seat…Marvelous Story!!

5 Stars. (that means “I loved it…I googled it, after all…LOL)

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