Monday, April 15, 2019

The Other Woman; Sandie Jones



AUTHOR:  Sandie Jones
PUBLISHER:  Macmillan Audio 
PUB. YEAR: 2018
SETTING:  England
FORMAT:  -  audio/library (9+ hours)
RATING - 3.5/5

Emily Havistock is fresh out of a bad breakup. When she meets Adam in a bar one night, it isn't long before she thinks that he is the man of her dreams. But, it isn't long before she realizes she has some competition -- Pammie, Adam's manipulative, medaling mother who Adam seems to defend at every turn. At first Emily likes Pammie, but things quickly change when the couple gets engaged and plan to move in together. She then goes out of her way to be mean and to embarrass Emily in an attempt to breakup the relationship. She even goes out of her way to push Adam's younger brother James on Emily and to fake a cancer diagnosis.

This is a story with plenty of secrets and twists -  what really happened to Rebecca, Adam's former fiancee who is now dead? 

Told from the POV of Emily, this was what I'll have to call a sometimes entertaining psycho thriller, but, it's certainly not without flaws.  The twist at the end seemed kind of odd and came out of nowhere.  You might want to consider this for a beach read this summer, but, probably not at the top of your must-read list.

9 comments:

  1. Oh, did the other woman hide the plot?

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  2. Since thrillers have become so popular, it seems they have to work a little harder to get those twists in.

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  3. So the other woman is his mother?

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  4. I've seen this one around a lot and while I will probably read it at some point, I'm not rushing.

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  5. It seems odd to have the "other woman" be the guy's mom. Creepy.

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  6. I may have liked this one a bit more than you did however that ending... Points taken off for that!

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  7. Too bad the twists were a little overdone.

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  8. Ooh, the bad mother-in-law story. I have been on both sides.

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  9. Sounds really good. I like suspense and twists.

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