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.
I received an ARC of this book quite a while back and I had totally forgotten about the blurb by the time that I finally got around to reading the book. This added another twist for me. I really thought that the story would be about a mistress but quickly found out that I was wrong.
The Other Woman by Sandie Jones is a captivating read. It has very strong female characters that I couldn’t help but love or hate right from the start. My heart broke for Emily who just couldn’t catch a break. At the same time, I was captivated by Pammie, the evil mom-in-law. Her behavior shocked me and at some point, I started wondering if this is the right read for me especially seeing that I will soon have a mom-in-law of my own. Pammie was entertaining, scary and I looked forward to reading about her with both excitement and trepidation.
This was a captivating read. Narrated by Emily, readers get to follow her story about her relationship and involvement with the Banks family. I thought that I had the entire narrative figured out but towards the end, a major twist was thrown in. I can’t really say that it shocked me because I could see it coming. However, I think I figured it out only when the author wanted me to do so. I don’t know if that makes sense but it wasn’t a twist that I could have predicted at the beginning of the story. The evil mom-in-law trope might seem like nothing new but trust me; Jones did bring in a new, unique angle to the story.
This was a well-narrated, enjoyable read and I loved being part of Emily and Pammie’s crazy world.