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Dissatisfied by Ksenija Nikolova – Review

Today I am reviewing Dissatisfied by Ksenija Nikolova – Big thanks to Ksenija for providing me with a copy of the book for review, and as always thanks to Rachel from Rachels Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour!


Who is to be blamed for a woman’s unhappiness?

Margot’s unhappiness is contrary to what you might expect, considering that she lives in Paris and is married to a handsome, successful man she loves. However, as time passes, she feels more certain about her emptiness and realizes how little time her husband Arthur has for her. Finally, she decides to leave him, but then something changes. Not only does Margot not know her husband as well as she thought she did, but she also comes to see that she didn’t even know herself that deeply.

Margot’s life starts changing when she discovers countless new things about her marriage, which also reawakens old traumas.

But have these signs always been there?

Has Margot’s journey been waiting for her long before she became aware of it, and can her marriage be saved?
Margot is surprised to discover Arthur knew her much better than she ever thought possible.

‘Riveting … eye-opening … evoking the quest for happiness’ – Author Taryn Leigh

‘It lingered with me long after the pages had ended’ – Book Reviewer


This book is so unlike anything I’ve read before – It reads almost like a diary, each chapter consisting of a letter Margot has written to her husband, Arthur, but never given to him. As the story unfolds you can see the letter writing having an almost therapeutic effect on Margot, the relief of getting thoughts out of her head and onto paper, even if she never intends to deliver the letters.

I actually found Margot to be the perfect portrayal of depression affecting a person, in fact she reminded me much of myself when depression had me in it’s grips. The behaviours and thought patterns Margot has are so accurate; the lethargy and inability to get out of bed, being angry at herself, as well as everyone else around her, pushing the people she loves away, the spiralling thoughts of helplessness.

This book actually had a strange effect on me. I’ll be interested to go back now and read others’ reviews of this book, to see if it’s just me or if others had the same feelings. As I read through the chapters, I deeply felt Margots mood changes along with her, and found the story inspiring to a certain extent – It actually caused me to take a look at my own life and assess my happiness (or lack thereof) and think about what I could do to change things.

It was a brilliant story and I thoroughly enjoyed following Margot on her journey through these letters. As I stated at the beginning, this is unlike any other book I’ve ever read, and I look forward to checking out more from this author, as her writing style really speaks to me.

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About The Author

Ksenija Nikolova is a Macedonian fiction author. She is the author of six books, and this is her second novel translated into English. Her work is also translated into Bulgarian and Russian.

She says people inspire her, and she thinks of art as an ice breaker that pushes boundaries and changes the way they see things.

The world has become very judgmental and ignorant, and Ksenija believes that writing stories that smash discrimination and stereotypes can make us better and happier.

Ksenija is currently working on a new novel she is very excited about. She is writing it in English, and she is enjoying every step of the process.

Social Media Links –

Facebook: Ksenija Nikolova
Instagram: @ksenijanikolova
Twitter: @Ksenijawrites

Facebook: Kingsley Publishers
Instagram: @kingsleypublishers
Twitter: @Kingsleypublis1


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