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The Other Woman Library Binding – Large Print, 26 December 2018
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"Pammie is every young woman's worst nightmare: a mean mother-in-law (on steroids) in this addictive debut thriller. Readers' pulses will race as they anticipate how she might strike next and be completely knocked off balance by the shocking ending."--Library Journal (Starred and Boxed)
"Whiplash-inducing."--New York Times Book Review
"Jones ratchets up the tension to the breaking point and throws in a curveball that will make readers' heads spin. Wildly entertaining, with a smashing twist."--Kirkus Reviews
"This sneak-attack thriller's power is in its relatability; everything from Emily's slightly snarky, confessional tone to her relationship's incremental slide toward discontent is uncomfortably familiar. Emotionally tense, with layers of deception offering strong appeal for fans of Clare Mackintosh, Christobel Kent, and Karen Perry."--Booklist
"For anyone who's dealt with an unsavory in-law, this thriller will hit close to home,"--Refinery29 "Summer Thrillers That Will Have You at the End of Your Chaise Lounge"
"The Other Woman is perfect beach reading material: twisty, page-turning suspense that you'll want to devour in one sitting. I've you've loved domestic thrillers like Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris and Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison you will love Jones' addition to the ever-growing psychological suspense genre."--Crime by the Book
"Like many fairy tales, this one boasts an evil witch: Adam's mother, Pammie. Her sweetness-and-light exterior hides some serious passive-aggressiveness that morphs into something increasingly twisted and sinister. We kept wondering how far Pammie would go to keep her beloved son for herself...but Jones' twist ending still came as a shock!"--iBooks, Best Book of the Month (August)
"A twisted read, perfect for a long day at the beach."--Brit+Co
"Monster-in-law! The love triangle in this twisted psychological thriller is between Emily, her new boyfriend Adam and Adam's mother, Pammie, who refuses to let her son go and wants Emily out of his life!"--inTouch "Book Report" (A-)
"This psychological thriller takes every girlfriend's worst nightmare and makes it a reality, leaving readers guessing at the turn of every page."--BookBub
"The Other Woman is an absorbing thriller with a great twist. A perfect beach read."--Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Great Alone
"A twisty, deliciously fun read."--Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Wife Between Us
"The Other Woman knocked my socks off! Psychological suspense at its most addictive, with a shocker of an ending. I couldn't put it down!"--Michele Campbell, author of It's Always the Husband
"The Other Woman is an absolute corker--wickedly relatable story, wonderful characters and a great twist. Should definitely be on your reading list for this summer."--T.M. Logan, author of Lies
"The Other Woman is fun and fiendishly clever with a twist you will not see coming. Make room in your beach bag for this one!"--Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten
"Fans of plot-driven psychological thrillers will enjoy the ride."--Publishers Weekly
"Sandie Jones is the real deal. The Other Woman is a stunning psychological thriller on par with Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once, and a serious contender for best twist of the year."--The Real Book Spy
"Thoroughly entertaining. Pammie is the mother-in-law from hell!"--Michelle Frances, #1 bestselling author of The Girlfriend
"I read The Other Woman with my heart in my mouth. Compulsive, claustrophobic, it spoke to my deepest fears as a wife and mother, grabbing hold of me and not letting go. Definitely a must read!"--Emma Kavanaugh author of Falling
"Compulsive, superbly plotted and all too believable! Earmark it now for your TBR pile."--Michelle Davies, author of Gone Astray
"What an incredible read. Pammie was such a compelling and unique villain, someone I hated more and more with each turn of the page. The slow build of who she was and what she was doing was so well crafted. And of course I love a book with an ending I didn't see coming. It's a definite must-read this summer!"--Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll
"A gripping psychological thriller."--Topshop.co.uk
About the Author
- Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (26 December 2018)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1432859048
- ISBN-13 : 978-1432859046
- Dimensions : 14.22 x 2.79 x 21.59 cm
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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.