Other People’s Lives

JE Rowney

Don’t be fooled by the ‘short read’ status… it’ll leave you breathless for a good part of the book…


  • Psychological fiction
  • Psychological thriller
  • Suspense
  • Mystery

“All we want are other people’s lives. Even if we have everything we need, it’s not enough.”


What is ‘Other People’s Lives’ about?

Sophie Portman is reeling after her husband, Jack, goes missing. 

Sophie begins attending therapy with Dr. Thacker, hoping to work through her loss, and the feeling that someone is watching her. Is she paranoid, or is that feeling really her instinct warning her to stay alert? 

Just as Sophie is getting her life back on track, she notices the presence of her stalker is getting stronger, which she talks to her therapist, Dr. Thacker about in the hopes they can 

What did The Book Reviewery think of ‘Other People’s Lives’?

It can be tricky to review psychological fiction that has a good twist without giving anything away, but I’ll try to do this one justice without revealing any spoilers.  

The first part of this book felt like I was walking alongside Sophie as she went to her therapy sessions with Dr. Thacker. I really enjoyed the way the wind is knocked out of you as reveals begin to unravel the reader’s assumptions.

I love the way this book accelerates until you find yourself standing on the edge of a cliff, holding your breath in the wind. Don’t be fooled by the ‘short read’ status… it keeps you in that breathless state for a large part of the book, as the twists start coming. One of the twists was a little far-fetched but still a very entertaining read. Looking forward to reading more by JE Rowney. 

For fans of:

BA Paris, Shari Lapena