The Other Side of Everything by Lauren Doyle Owens

The Other Side of Everything

“[For] fans of crime fiction wanting literary flair and emotional depth.” —Publishers Weekly, starred reviewLaura Lippman meets Megan Abbott in this suspenseful literary debut about three generations of neighbors whose lives intersect in the aftermath of a crime.Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, Florida for decades and has kept to himself since his wife passed. When his neighbor is murdered, he emerges ...

Details The Other Side of Everything

TitleThe Other Side of Everything
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
GenreFiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Other Side of Everything

  • Touchstone Books
    The ***starred*** Publishers Weekly review said it best: "For fans of crime fiction wanting literary flair and emotional depth.” If you like your crime fiction with a ton of layers and heart, this is the book for you.
  • Jay
    I read an ARC of this book. While I did read the entire book, I was hard pressed to find anything mysterious or thrilling about the story. Despite the presence of three murders and the eventual uncovering (by complete happenstance instead of someone actually seeking out the killer), this book was more about three people spending the majority of the book stuck in an endlessly repeating circle of regrets and self-recrimination. For me, this is not ...
  • Joyce
    5 starsThis story is told from the points of view of three people: Bernard an elderly man, Maddie a teenager, and Amy.An elderly woman named Adel Minor is beaten to death in her own home. The smoking remains of her supper alerted the neighborhood and the fire department to that fact that something was wrong.Bernard White is an octogenarian widower who still talks to his wife. He mostly stays home except for Wednesdays when he ventures out to the ...
  • Out of the Bex
    Wow. Less than 24 hours later and here I am, closing the last page of this book with a sense of immense satisfaction.This mystery novel explores more than just whodunnit, but the often painful, complicated, yet beautiful experience of life itself with fantastically crafted characters. Characters so well influenced, in fact, I cared more for them than the answer to the plot’s mystery. It’s a beautifully done debut with plenty of moments that w...
  • Bonnie
    I thought that this suspenseful, mystery read was well thought out where characters affected by a crime discovered the connection with their neighbors. I liked how it all came together, and it showed the emotional impact that an event takes on several individuals. Enjoyable and engaging read.
  • Karen
    I was pulled into this story. It is so much more than just a thriller. The story is told from three different perspectives that live in the same neighborhood where murders are happening. The main characters were very relate able and the writing is very compelling and flows easily. This is so much more than just a thriller!
  • Jen
    3.5 starsThree points of view make up The Other Side of Everything, and the novel's main interest for me has to do more with the characters than the crimes. The first crime provides an inciting moment that begins changes in outlook.Bernard, a widower, feels isolated and has little desire to do anything about it. Amy is an artist who won't paint and her marriage has been strained by Amy's cancer surgery, depression, and drinking. And fifteen-year-...
  • Michele
    I received my e-copy from Touchstone.Lauren Doyle Owens offers up a unique storyline in this mystery/thriller/drama. The characters are real as is the dialog that she has created. In a suburban community, someone is bludgeoning the elderly. Those who thought they were happy being alone come to understand that maybe companionship isn't so bad and it definitely doesn't mean that you have to marry. The Originals, as they were the first to settle int...
  • Kara
    This book was honestly mediocre and all over the place. There were three POVs, and it was impossible to see how they would tie together in the end, and when they did, it was all haphazard and coincidental, and I just didn't understand the point of it all. This book is forgettable. You can skip it. I will say that the author paints a lovely, and at the same time, unsettling portrait of South Florida. She really captured the atmosphere and I apprec...