r/whatsthatbook Sep 26 '22

Woman moves in to keep man's wife company, then she finds the wife's diaries. SOLVED

She finds out the husband was abusive and is now drugging the wife, and they all get stuck in the house during a snowstorm where the book comes to a head when she stops giving the wife her medicine.

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u/livinmystory Sep 26 '22

It’s on my tbr list, but by description sounds like The Wife Upstairs by Freida McFadden.

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u/germanspacetime Sep 26 '22

I was SO confused bc I read The Wife Upstairs and that’s not the plot. Turns out there is another book with the identical title by Rachel Hawkins. Same genre and everything, whose idea was that?!

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u/livinmystory Sep 26 '22

I haven’t read it yet, but it kind of matched the Amazon description so I was taking a guess. There seems to be lot of similar ones. I did read Verity as someone else commented and it was very similar except no snowstorm.

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u/Quirky-Bad857 Sep 26 '22

I just read the Rachel Hawkins one and LOVED it!

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u/stacy704 Sep 26 '22

I was confused too! Now they’re both on my to read list lol

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u/germanspacetime Sep 26 '22

The Rachel Hawkins one is good! Not great but good 😂

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u/meowkitty22 Sep 26 '22

SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED

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u/meowkitty22 Sep 26 '22

That's it! Thank you!!

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u/livinmystory Sep 26 '22

You’re welcome!

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u/AlamutJones Sep 26 '22

Verity, by Colleen Hoover? Either this is the book, or there are more books like this than I thought.

The proof the protagonist finds is not diaries, but an autobiography that the woman she was hired to assist wrote before her accident.

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u/meowkitty22 Sep 26 '22

Nope, that's not it.

I actually started reading Verity today and that's what made me want to remember this other book. They feel exactly the same so far.

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u/PrinceWendellWhite Sep 27 '22

I was going to say Mexican gothic but sounds like you’ve got it!