Book Review “Dissatisfied” by Ksenija Nikolova




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.


Diary style is a totally new concept in a book to me and actually I found it an interesting way to really get inside the head and heart of Margot. Her life is broken, although to outsiders she has the perfect life. We all know that is impossible though don’t we? Nothing is as perfect as it seems and nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. Dissatisfied is very thought provoking and without a doubt it makes you look to yourself and the decisions we sometimes make and why.

Writing letters to her Husband, Margot honestly gets everything off her chest and she slowly comes to the realisation that he is not to blame wholly for her unhappiness, her sense of emptiness.

Dissatisfied is written with a honesty that has a sombre effect on our own lives. There’s a certain level of passion in the writing that draws you into the life and feelings of Margot superbly well. I have enjoyed getting to the bottom of Margot’s unhappiness and feel that the author fully understood her journey and keeps you not only fascinated but willing her to find some level of piece. This is an emotional read and absolutely one of the most thought provoking I have read in a while. Definitely worth a read.

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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.

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With Thanks for the Advance Copy to ……

Rachel Gilby

Ksenija Nikolova http://@Ksenijawrites

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