Hello everyone and happy Friyay! If you feel like for some reason this week has been the longest week in the history, you’re not alone. Struggling on with a cold has been a tough one and if you’re one my fellow sufferers (it does feel like everyone at work and everyone’s families are battling with the flu or a cold at the moment) then don’t forget that this too shall pass.
If you read my previous post, then you know that it was actually supposed to be a short introduction for this one. However, somehow it grew into a post of its own. I guess sometimes these things just happen. (Not this time though!) This time I’m going to get (almost) straight to the point – I decided to try a bit of a different book review post, so here goes! Let me know what you think…
by Sandie Jones
Blurb: 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.
What I thought: Hmm, where to begin? At first I found some of the characters a bit… stiff. I thought Emily’s actions and thoughts were somewhat unnatural, but she seemed to get more comfortable with her role in this book as the story evolved. Surprisingly, the character I ended up liking the most was Pammy. The way she manipulated people and the lengths she went to get what she wanted – I found it quite scary, but in a good way.
As for the plot, some things just didn’t make sense. I felt like a few parts of it were a bit rushed, as if they were shoved in the story as an afterthought or for the sake of it. However, as it usually is with these type of books, nearly all of it became clear as the story unravelled – the good twists in it made up for the few bits that I found wanting.
Overall a great debut novel by Sandie Jones!
Expected publication: Summer 2018
My thanks go to the publisher Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to read in exchange for an honest review.
Instead of monthly posts cramming 4+ books into one post, I decided that pretty much every book that I read deserves a post of its own, so I thought I’ll give it a go.
I hope you have a great weekend, whatever your plans are (or aren’t – sometimes the lack of any plans is the greatest thing ever) and I’ll see you soon!