The End of Her

The End of Her

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Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to life with their colicky twin babies, but when a woman from Patrick's past appears and starts raising questions about the death of his late first wife, Stephanie's trust in her husband begins to falter. As their marriage crumbles, Stephanie feels herself coming unglued, and soon she isn't sure what - or who - to believe. Now the most important thing is to protect her girls, but at what cost?
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, ♭2020.
ISBN: 9780385695022
Characteristics: x, 333 pages ;,23 cm.

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flightofabluebird Dec 28, 2020

Probably my favourite by Lapena yet! I never know who the real "bad guy" is until she gives it away. My only pet peeve about Lapena is that she's a Canadian author who never bases her books in Canada.


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flightofabluebird Dec 28, 2020

Probably my favourite by Lapena yet! I never know who the real "bad guy" is until she gives it away. My only pet peeve about Lapena is that she's a Canadian author who never bases her books in Canada.

SAPL_Teens Dec 19, 2020

The End of Her by Shari Lapena starts out with Stephanie, a fairly new mother with colicy twins.Her, and her husband Patrick are both sleep deprived because of the colic. Stephanie is a stay at home mom and Patrick's job is suffering due to his lack of sleep. Stephanie is so tired she starts to forget important things, such as locking the door or even closing it on her way out. Then a woman from Patrick's past comes back to reveal some dark secrets that could potentially ruin his relationship, his job, and reputation. This book was one of the better ones I've read, I think it was a little slow in the beginning but the end really pulled it back. I love how the characters really changed their perspective half way through the novel. Felt the “fundamentals” so to say were almost perfect to support the story the author was trying to tell. Revising some of her details, as a person with roughly 2 million dollars in her bank account how come she didn't hire a nanny to help deal with the colic? Either way the end of her was definitely a good read, I will be sure to check out some other Shari Lapena books. 4.5/5 stars. - Veronica, 13, SAPL Read It & Review Contributor

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3963al
Dec 13, 2020

Enjoyed this book will read other books by this author

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Bookworm1136
Dec 05, 2020

4 star read. This was a good little thriller that had me turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. Stephanie and Patrick have twin girls who have colic and who don't sleep. They are bleary eyed sleep deprived parents. Erica, a woman from Patrick's past turns up and threatens what is left of their happiness. Seems she was the best friend of Patrick's first wife, who died of an accident. But was it an accident? And Erica and Patrick had a fling before his wife died. Erica is also threatening other people and says that she will tell the police that Patrick murdered his wife, unless he pays her to go away. Stephanie starts to wonder what her husband has lied to her about and if he is indeed a murderer. A good thriller and keeps up La Pena's string of thrillers. I enjoy her books.

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cassmazza
Dec 02, 2020

I enjoyed 3/4 of the novel, but the ending was truly disappointing. It was almost as though the author had rushed the ending without much thought. Also completely unnecessary how many characters there were, and how although they all tied together, they served no purpose to the ending.

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Dee_BPL
Nov 06, 2020

Loved this one!!!! Highly recommend!

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gloriashaw
Nov 05, 2020

Enjoyed the book and it was a quick read.
Might not be as interesting to men as mostly about women's thoughts.
Wasn't sure about the ending but I guess as long as the job got done,
It didn't matter who did it.

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drjoanv
Nov 03, 2020

I really disliked this book. I had read The Couple Next Door by this author and found it very interesting. But the End of Her was really a disappointment. . I skimmed most of the book simply to see what happened.. And, then...the ending...well there isn't any. One is left handing with an incomplete story line.

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catlover710
Oct 25, 2020

so happy that I can get books again at the library. This is another great mystery with twists that are not obvious. Shari is a gifted mystery writer that sets the scenes and leaves the readers thinking they have it all figured out and then she throws in a real monkey wrench. It has a great (and fitting ending). I read the book in one weekend so a very quick read.

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lupodog
Oct 21, 2020

A great read. I enjoyed the characters, simply a must read.

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