Poppy’s world has been tipped sideways: the husband who never wanted children has betrayed her with her broody best friend.
At least Annalise is on her side. Her new friend is determined to celebrate their freedom from kids, so together they create a Facebook group to meet up with like-minded women, and perhaps vent just an little about smug mummies’ privileges at work.
Meanwhile, their colleague Frankie would love a night out, away from her darlings – she’s not had one this decade and she’s heartily sick of being judged by women at the office as well as stay-at-home mums.
Then Poppy and Annalise’s group takes on a life of its own and frustrated members start confronting mums like Frankie in the real world. Cafés become battlegrounds, playgrounds become war zones and offices have never been so divided.
A rivalry that was once harmless fun is spiraling out of control.
Because one of their members is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. And she has an agenda of her own…
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The Moriarty name may sound familiar to you, because you probably know it! Nicola Moriarty is the sister of author Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies and The Husband’s Secret). I don’t like comparing sisters, which is good because I enjoy all of their novels and they are must reads! I don’t think I have read a bad Moriarty novel!
Those Other Women gets itself into a very sticky situation – women with children vs women without. I don’t have kids, so obviously I found myself relating more to the women that didn’t have children. At times, the story seemed a bit silly with a lot of finger pointing and fighting.
If you like drama, then you will enjoy this novel, because there is tons of it! You had the betrayal of a best friend, the mystery of a new friend, and tons of drama between mothers and non-mothers.
4 calculators out of a potential 5. Another book that I would recommend! Also check out The Fifth Letter also by Nicola Moriarty!