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.
26 thoughts on “Review: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones”
Lovely review, Diana! I love how captivated you were by it and how original you said it was. I have got to meet this Pammie character! I need to make time for this one soon.
haha Pammie sure was an interesting character. I hope that you will enjoy this title as much as I did Jen. Thanks 🙂
I loved this too Diana! Fantastic review!
Glad to hear that. Thanks Holly 🙂
So thrilled you loved it! And I think you are right I figured out when the author wanted me to, that makes complete sense!💛
Thanks Berit. This certainly was an interesting read 🙂
Thank you Nikola 🙂
Drama of the in laws, very unique in terms of narrative which im sure made it authentic for you.
Thanks Shaz. Yes, this one had interesting twists. It wasn’t just the usual drama, commonly found in the mom-in-law tropes.
From the cover I certainly would have expected a mistress and not a mother-in-law situation. Makes it unique!
Glad I am not the only one who made that assumption based on the cover. Thanks Laila 🙂
Strong female characters are the best! 🙂 Great review.
I think you’d enjoy this one, Chrissi. Thank you 🙂
Oh, the mother in law from hell!! I’m pretty much terrified of this sort of scenario every happening to me.
I know, me too. I’m just hoping that these ind of mother in laws exist in fiction more than in real life 🙂
Wonderful review! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this one.
Thanks Yvo 🙂
Yeah, the title makes it sounds like it’s about a mistress! I thought the same until I read this blurb. I sometimes do that, I deliberately dont read the blurb and so I’m even more surprised 😛
haha not reading the blurb can add an un-intentional twist, that is what happened to me. I was so surprised when I found out who the other woman is 🙂
Great review, Diana! I just finished this one.. I didn’t see that ending coming!
That ending was quite surprising. Thank you. Looking forward to your review of this title 🙂
I thought this was about a mistress too!! Don’t let Pammie scare you away from your soon-to-get new mother-in-law. 😉
My soon-to-be mom in law is lovely, Thank God 🙂 Thanks Laurie.
Phew….that’s good to hear. 😉