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Wednesdays are for books - Another woman's Husband

This week I’m reading Another Woman's Husband  by Gil Paul. It’s the last of the NetGalley books that I requested in the final days of my boring job, and I probably should have been more careful with what I request. Once they give me a book, I do feel obliged to read it and review it – after all, that’s the transaction. This book is told in two voices – Mary a friend of Wallace Simpson, starting in 1911 and Rachel in 1997, who was present for the crash of Princess Diana’s car in Paris.
 
I don’t generally love books that have two storylines in different times. Jennifer, one of the protagonists annoys me, and there is one glaring incident I’m having trouble getting past – a vintage shop is robbed – they get in through the bathroom window, and when they leave, they leave the chain on the door. That makes no sense. But I haven’t read very far into it, so maybe that will be explained later. I don’t love the writing style, the sentence lengths seems odd to me, lots of short choppy sentences. The main problem is the tagline of the book is: A gripping novel of Wallis Simpson, Diana Princess of Wales and the Crown, but it's not really that gripping.

The plot is an interesting set up, and hopefully the two plot lines will intersect. And as I read further I might get more in to it. And maybe the characters will gain more depth.
 
On the subject of NetGalley – I have read some excellent books through them that I would not have chosen otherwise, so it is something I’m glad I have done. I will keep dropping by there to see what they have – but I have less time for that sort of thing right now, so I may not be requesting many – or any books through them. Also, as I keep saying, I’m obsessed with Penny Reid’s books, and two of her series (but not Knitting in the City) are currently available on Kindle Unlimited – so, I’m not going to run out of things to read anytime soon.

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