REVIEW: Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty

Those Other Women

Expected publication: June 26, 2018 by William Morrow

I LOVE books that have anything to do with social media. After reading the description for this novel, I was even more excited to get reading.

I really enjoyed this novel!

Poppy Weston has just been betrayed by the two people she trusted most in the world. She didn’t see it coming and it’s left her reeling….and extremely angry. But with the help of her co-worker and new friend, Annalise, Poppy finds an outlet for that anger. However, it’s not long before something that was giving her such satisfaction turns on her and ends up leaving her feeling worse than ever. She’s thankful that she has Annalise, although it seems like Annalise is keeping things from her. Poppy realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about her new friend.

“Why didn’t she know anything about Annalise beyond the woman she saw in front of her? Why had they never chatted about Annalise’s childhood, her family?”

Poppy wonders if she can fully trust Annalise….

Annalise doesn’t like to talk about herself or her past. She thinks co-worker, Poppy is a good girl who always follows the rules. But she can clearly see that she has been betrayed and is in pain. It’s something Poppy can’t hide. Annalise wants to help her.

But there are things that Poppy doesn’t know about Annalise….things that no one knows. And when something happens that threatens to turn everything in Annalise’s life upside down, she doesn’t know what to do….or who to trust.

If she comes clean will she lose Annalise?

Frankie is overwhelmed with everything. She can feel the judgment and the disdain that Poppy and Annalise have for her yet she doesn’t know what she did to cause it.

Frankie has secrets too.

And then comes the worst day of Frankie’s life…

The Imposter “Just being logged in under the fake persona made her breathe a sigh of relief”

“Did she feel a level of guilt about lying to these women? Yes, of course. But it didn’t last”

Who is The Imposter? What do they want?

The story is told from multiple perspectives. We hear from Poppy, Annalise, Frankie, and The Imposter. Interspersed throughout the book are Facebook posts, private messages, as well as notebook entries which I thought really added to the story and gave insight into the characters.

I found “Those Other Women” honest and realistic in many ways. The author has written a story with relatable characters who have relatable issues.  The story deals with relationships and conflicts both online and in real life, and it was a very enjoyable read. I wish a few things had a little more clarification at the end but overall I was really happy with how it all came together.

Women can be really hard on themselves and other women. Many of us are so fearful of being judged. And behind the keyboard, it’s often even easier to say what you think/give your opinion. Over the years I’ve seen people say such vicious things to other people on social media. Nothing seems to be off-limits.

This really was a very entertaining and well-written domestic drama about social media, family, friendship, secrets, and lies. I’m really looking forward to reading more from Nicola Moriarty.

I’d like to thank William Morrow & Company for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.


12 thoughts on “REVIEW: Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty

    • Thanks. I completely agree. Self-esteem and the amount of “likes” definitely go together often now. It’s so rare now to see a teenager (or an adult) without their phones. I wonder what this means for the next generation. How much more technology and social media will be a part of their lives….

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