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The Other Woman Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07BKTNQNS
- Publisher : Macmillan (12 June 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1395 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 297 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 24,643 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My goodness, this was such an addictive book.
I think the book works best when you just know the basics and the publication synopsis does this well.
All I’m going to say is l love a book full of psychological mind games and in this book, the prospective Mother in Law Pammie, plays them to a tee. I’m not sure I agreed with the motive, as I think things could have been done so differently but then, where would the story be in that!
Raced through this one and it kept me guessing right to the very end.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for an ARC to read.
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We’ve all heard the old “mother-in-law” jokes but it’s no laughing matter if the mother of the person you want to spent the rest of your life with turns out to be a stumbling block in your relationship goals. I felt so frustrated as I became involved in the storyline that no one else could see how awful Pammie was being towards her future daughter-in-law, Emily. I mean who would expect such a lovely lady in her sixties with a sweet name like Pammie (not Pam or Pamela but cute little Pammie!!) to be such a manipulative, psychotic bitch!! And I got so annoyed at Adam who always seemed to stick up for his mother over his fiancée! At one point I got so mad I wanted to throw the book against a wall as it really got to me but thankfully I then remembered that I was reading on my kindle! But that’s how utterly engrossed I became with this storyline, everything around me just faded away and The Other Woman became my one and only focus.
I highly recommend you grab a copy of this book while it’s still on sale at 99p. You all know how much I love my twisty psychological thrillers and read so many that few surprise me nowadays. Well, this book shocked the hell out of me!! And that’s worth 99p of anyone’s hard earned cash!
I LOVED THIS BOOK SO BUY IT NOW!!!
This was a bit of an odd book for me, mainly because you just know from the first page onwards that you are being sold a pup. You are constantly aware in the back of your mind that Emily is misdirecting the reader and that she knows she is doing it - this is flagged up by constant asides of along the lines of "this is what I thought then". For me it would have perhaps worked better as a straightforward timeline so the reader felt they were watching things unfold as they happened rather than Emily's recollection of events. It also didn't help that Pammie is so unremittingly awful and Adam so loathe to see it that it is obvious where the twist lies and before you are halfway through you have a pretty good idea what the twist will be.
The characterisation throughout the book is surprisingly solid and I did find myself wanting things to work out well for Emily. I was also quite concerned about Pammie as some of the extremes she goes to were scary and did seem to bring Karma down on her head (if you believe in that kind of thing). As a book about relationships it does work surprisingly well and not all in Emily and Adam's garden is rosy - even without the inimitable Pammie in the equation - this is not really explored to any great degree but the notes are there in Emily's exasperation with certain behaviours (mainly relating to the Rugby Club and "boys will be boys").
The plot is quite good but I felt that it was all handled with rather too much of a heavy hand. Pammie's actions are not subtle and I find it hard to believe that nobody else could see what was happening, only Emily. If the people around her are so disconnected from reality then she needs some major help. The writing was actually pretty good and kept the tale moving on nicely from one shocking set piece to another and the final twist reveal at the end was handled in wonderfully dramatic way. To be honest, the end of the book was my favourite bit as it was delicious in it's over-the-topness.
I did enjoy the book but don't feel it really fulfils the hyperbole around it; there were no shocking twists and it is not really a thriller. It is a good read though and you don;t come out of it feeling like you wasted your time reading it.
The grand finale is a big let-down as if the author had exhausted her imagination - understandably!
If you are looking for a subtle, chilling psychological thriller with deep, interesting characters then this isn't it, but even so, this story is funny and quite entertaining in its own way.
I found the writing quite immature; the author raced through incidents and events without any real development of ideas and experiences. It read a little like a report of events, in places, whilst, in other sequences the author attempted to use imagery which appeared really contrived and 'flowery' in language. It was quite repetitive and inconsistent in places, and would have benefited from better editing. I did wonder how, when Emily went on holiday to Ibiza, she slept on a lounger under the hot Cypriot sun. This was just one of the more annoying errors that I stumbled upon.
As a light read, it was ok, but it is certainly not a serious psychological thriller, especially with that ludicrous ending, however, I feel it may just possibly have worked, if it had been better written.
I was persuaded to buy it by the great reviews that it received. I was, however, disappointed with it and would not really recommend it.