Publish Date : 8/21/2018
Author: Sandie Jones
Rating : ⭐⭐⭐
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
I struggled writing this review because the book has so much positive feedback. I wasn’t as in love with the story as others have been. I found it being a bit predictable and I started to uncover the story myself. I also felt that some of the story was left without explanation. I was left wondering about main characters and where they were left off.
During the read, I felt that the love story was rushed through. More details would have been helpful. There were entire sections that were rushed where it would automatically just be days later without any warning or explanation.
Emily was also unlikable. She could not do much of anything for herself always relying on someone for miniscule things and happenings in which I would understand if she got help or advice for, she stayed quiet. Her character was not consistent.
For me, there were too many flaws, unanswered questions, and just things that made no sense for me to enjoy this.