Book Review: Other People’s Lives by JE Rowney

The Silent Patient meets Gone Girl. Is this book really that good? Let’s find out!


“Let me ask you. Are you worried that someone is watching you, or are you worried that you think someone is watching you?”

Sophie Portman has lost her husband, and she thinks she may be losing her mind.

She seeks the help of psychiatrist Andrew Thacker, but as she starts to open up, the truth begins to unravel and nothing is quite as it seems.


Look, I have a problem in that no book has ever given me the same thrill as reading that major twist in Gone Girl. However, Other People’s Lives is a very good book.

The blurb of this book doesn’t give much away, and I can’t either if I don’t want to hinder your reading experience. However, what I will say is Other People’s lives has you running around in circles trying to figure out what’s doing to happen, then it hits you with a Big Bang at the end. And it’s great.

I love how quick and fast paced this book is. It had me hooked from the start and I don’t think I would have had the patience for a drawn out storyline. What was also great was that the writing in this book was excellent. Good writing and a good plot don’t always go hand in hand.

I wish I could say more about Other People’s Lives but it’s much better to read it for yourself. You can get a copy of the book here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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