wp-1578004217711.jpgWelcome to my stop on the The Other Gloria blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

The truth lies in what she can’t remember. There is another who harbors her unspeakable secrets. Meeting her is where the danger lies.

On a dark January night in 2019, Gloria finds herself behind the wheel of a car, beaten and covered in blood. She has no idea where she’s coming from, or where she might be headed. After pulling to the side of the road, she begins to fade out of consciousness.

The next thing she experiences is waking in bed next to a man who should be her beloved fiancé, Rick. However, she soon discovers it is her dangerous ex-husband, Charles, whom she thought she had escaped two years earlier, in 2017. She eventually finds that the year she was woken to is 2003, and she is living her life with this abusive man all over again.

Due to the abuse she endured, Gloria suffers from dissociative disorder, which has stolen the memories of her two young daughters growing up. There is another who holds these memories; the Other Gloria. She thinks maybe God has given her a do-over, and she might be able to do better, stay present, and recover the lost memories of their childhood. She knows, to do this, she must escape Charles once again.

Gloria’s plan for escaping this time around includes finding Rick, who doesn’t know she exists in 2003, but she soon comes to the realization that meeting Rick will not be enough. She knows she must do the one thing she never wanted to do – meet the Other Gloria and finally discover the unspeakable secrets she holds.
For those who enjoyed The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors, or The Wife Between Us.

“Villafane has managed to write that type of story that keeps the readers on their toes the whole time and, just when they think they have figured out what’s going on, bam! An amazing twist shocks them out of their comfort zone. Just brilliant!”

Brunella Costagliola, Best Selling Ghost Writer

My Thoughts:

Gloria awakes in the driver’s seat of a car. She’s badly beaten and has no idea where she is. She goes in and out of consciousness.

Next, Gloria wakes up next to her ex-husband instead of her fiancé, Rick. It appears that it’s now 2003, and she’s reliving the abuse she experienced with her ex, Charles.

Gloria has dissociative disorder, and the key to getting away from Charles is to find Rick sooner rather than later. She also must meet the Other Gloria, the one who holds all the secrets.

The Other Gloria definitely kept me guessing. It’s uniquely its own story and felt so real and engrossing. I loved all the timelines because they kept me analyzing everything that was happening from all angles.

Overall, I found The Other Gloria to be a thoughtful and heartpounding mystery. I was rooting for Gloria the entire book.

I received a complimentary copy.

About the Author:

Lori Villafane lives in Granbury, Texas, with her husband Larry, her standard poodle, Doodle, and a sassy tabby rescue named Diva. When She’s not writing, she enjoys helping Larry build and refurbish houses. She loves anything DIY, which includes writing. Although her debut novel, The Other Gloria, is a work of fiction, she has drawn from her own experience living with dissociative disorder to create Gloria.

Have you read The Other Gloria, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR