The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
Thank you to Minotaur Books for my free copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Goodreads Synopsis: A deliciously disturbing, compulsively readable debut domestic suspense–prepare to meet The Other Woman: there’s nothing she won’t do to keep you away from her son…
Emily thinks Adam’s perfect; the man she thought she’d never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves.
Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.
The Other Woman is an addictive, fast-paced psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between Emily, her boyfriend Adam, and his manipulative mother Pammie.
Review: I saw some mixed reviews for this book before starting it so I was a little nervous going in. I was immediately sucked into Pammie’s manipulative behavior and had to find out what was going on. Is Emily crazy? Is Pammie a psychopath? While I had the explanation behind Pammie’s actions figured out somewhat early on, I still really enjoyed this novel. It kept me hooked from start to finish. In other reviews, I saw a few people say that they were frustrated with Emily’s actions, or sometimes lack of action, and I can absolutely see where they’re coming from. She’s one of those characters that you often just want to scream at. But at the same time, I can totally relate to her not wanting to let her mother in law “win.” Not that I have a crazy mother in law by any means, but I know the feeling of not wanting to give up on someone because you feel like it’s giving in to everyone else. Overall, it’s a fast paced domestic thriller that I couldn’t put down without aching to pick it back up and find out how it was going to end.
I would recommend The Other Woman to fans of The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances.
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: August 21, 2018
Page Count: 304
Overall Rating: 4/5