THE REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK ANDNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER One Of The Most Twisted And Entertaining Plots Reese Witherspoon Whiplash Inducing New York Times Book Review Such Fun You Ll Cheer Emily S Chutzpah PEOPLEThis Thriller Will Hit Close To Home RefineryThe Most Twisty, Addictive And Gripping Debut Thriller You Ll Read This YearHE LOVES YOU Adam Adores Emily Emily Thinks Adam S Perfect, The Man She Thought She D Never MeetBUT SHE LOVES YOU NOT Lurking In The Shadows Is A Rival, A Woman Who Shares A Deep Bond With The Man She LovesD SHE LL STOP AT NOTHING 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 Will Have You Questioning Her On Every Page, In Sandie Jones Chilling Psychological Suspense About A Man, His New Girlfriend, And The Mother Who Will Not Let Him Go I actually finished this a couple of days ago, but I ve been sitting here wondering what I can say other than WOW This was completely unexpected in the best way possible You ll want to go in blind people, as it reads best knowing nothing ahead of time, but all I can say for now is you definitely want to add this to your reading list for 2018 Fans of twisty, tense, psychological suspense see what I did there will eat this one up Absolutely floored that this is a debut Thanks Minotaur books for the opportunity 2.5 stars The Other Woman is a wildly entertaining psychological thriller that s, unfortunately, about the twist than substance The plot Emily meets the love of her life, Adam Adam is a pretentious ass and treats Emily like dirt His mother, Pammie, treats her even worse and Emily thinks she s a psycho Then there s James, Adam s brother whom Emily has the hots for But hey, it must be true love because Emily is going to marry Adam no matter who or what gets in her way, including his psychotic mother and dreamy brother But there s a lot going on behind the scenes and poor Emily is in for a rude awakening If there s one thing I can t stand, it s when female characters come off as desperate and unintelligent when it comes to finding a man Sure, Adam treats Emily like sh t but she s never felt this way about any man before so it must be true love This level of stupidity irks me like no other I almost DNF d as I couldn t bear to read any about Emily s stupid choices, but I kept going hoping that there would be a payoff I m not sure that there was, but the twist certainly put things in a different perspective The Other Woman is very readable, especially if you can tolerate Emily s moronic choices and don t get frustrated by her whiny voice There are many elements that just don t make sense and some of the relationships felt extremely contrived The twist was different than what I was expecting and is why I gave this book 2.5 stars vs the initial 2 I was planning on I think this would have been a whole heck of a lot interesting if it was told through Pammie s eyes Now that would have been a truly twisted read I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and St Martin s Press in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 starsHoly Crap What did I just read I DID not see that ending coming not at all Emily has finally met the perfect man Adam is caring, attentive, and loving After a heart breaking betrayal and breakup and after a few years of dates that led nowhere, Emily has finally found the one The only downside he seems to be unnaturally close to his Mother, Pammie.His super closeness to his mother might be easy to overlook if Pammie was not quite so despicable and hell bent on ruining their relationship It appears as if Pammie wants Emily gone from her son s life and is willing to lie, scheme, and manipulate to get what she wants Adam is oblivious to his mother s antics He defends his Mother and often blames Emily for the rift and distance between the two women.Holy Hell Talk about a book with a shocking ending As I stated, I did not see that one coming I was SHOCKED and loved every second of it I am so happy there were no spoilers out there I love when a book can leave me sitting there with my mouth hanging open That is exactly what this book did The characters in this book are fantastic, some you will love to hate and there are some you will love I love when an Author can pull of characters that readers love to hate I think that is a gift and, in this book, made the book even enjoyable Talking about enjoyable, I enjoyed this book from beginning to end but that ending Read and find out Other reviewers are recommending going into this book blind with only the brief synopsis to light your way I agree with this approach.It is very safe to say that I will be eagerly reading of this Author in the future Thank you to St Martin s Press Minotaur books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.Read all my reviews at www.openbookpost.com Sorry, but this book is a Kardashian famous for somehow, inexplicably being famous even though it is utterly devoid of substance.I know everyone is losing it over this book and I feel like I am always the voice of dissent but COME ON This author borrowed shamelessly from three familiar books and or movies, slapped them all together and hoped no one would notice.I loathed Emily she was weak, spineless, needy and mute at all of the wrong times but prolific when she needed to just shut it It was so implausible, so annoying and so painful I can t stand books where people don t just talk to each other about stuff that everyone on Earth just talks aboutreading 309 pages of Emily s long suffering was excruciating. 3 STARSI admit it, this book took me forever to finish Never a good sign The plot is fine, but the characters are so trite and stereotyped and I WAS SO BORED You guys know I m not a fan of the helpless, hand wringing heroine and yep, that s what we have in our girl, Emily C mon, Emily Wake up and smell the coffee That family you are about to marry into They are so SHADY Run for the hills There is a character you will love to hate in the form of future mother in law, Pammie Pammie s personality almost makes up for the lackluster story and I did enjoy her part very much.Seriously, I can t think of anything else to tell you about THE OTHER WOMAN It reads like chick lit NOT an addictive, fast paced psychological thriller as in the description The writing borders on a cheesy, Danielle Steele style Grrrrrr I m getting grouchy just thinking about it, I better stop before I change it to 2 stars Thank you, Netgalley, for allowing me to read and give my honest opinion THE OTHER WOMAN is scheduled for publication in August 2018. 4.5 stars Buddy read with Holly B I would just like to state for the record that I officially read too many psychological thrillers and my inner detective will not go away once again I had it figured out early on so I have to say, I can t rate thrillers any based on the twist I am unfortunately bound to figure it out someone please stump me So based on this one, I have to say it was crazy well done emphasis on the crazy in general I love love loved to hate these characters they are nutty in the best way possible They were truly driving Holly and myself bananas the whole read, and that is the best kind of character for me If you can create a vivid response from me, whether positive or negative, then job well done This one had lightning speed pacing which was FANTASTIC and kept the pages turning The problem when this happens is that you only scratch the surface with character development, but I didn t even care and it worked really well here A super well done psychological thriller Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. At long last, Emily has finally found the man of her dreamsAdam Just one itsy bitsy problem Marrying Adam also means marrying the other woman in his life his mother Pamela Pammie , the soon to be mother in law is going to do whatever it takes to drive a permanent wedge between her darling sonny boy and his soon to be wife Or even better, if she can pull it off, get Emily out of the picture permanently Wow I ve heard of some awful mother in laws but this one really took the cake She makes the average MIL look like an angel in training Caution Be prepared for some unbelievably over the top behavior Poor Emily Will she be able to open her fianc s eyes before it s too late There s only room for one woman in Adam s lifebut who exactly will that be You ll just have to read it to find out Fast paced with short chapters will keep you blazing through the pages just to see how far Pamela will go to stop the wedding Once again I found myself screaming at Emily to just leave Adam No man is worth that If this is the behavior before the weddingwell, can you even imagine A Traveling Sister read For this review and Traveling Sister reviews please visit you to NetGalley, St Martin s Press and Sandie Jones for an ARC to read in exchange for an honest review. Hand on the doorknobCreaking hinges as a shaft of light appears revealing heavy cobwebs.And you..you will be whispering hoarsely to Emily to slam that stinkin door and book a flight to Poughkeepsie. one way.You see, Emily has met someone She s a hard working top consultant at Faulkner s in London Her fellow associates are taking a break during a meeting at a local pub Emily is parched and works her way over to the bar for a glass of wine She finds herself bantering back and forth with a tall handsome man named Adam The conversation flows easily and they exchange cards.Emily and Adam soon become an item Before long, Adam brings Emily home to meet his mother Dearest Pammie is like the sound of someone cracking their knuckles in your earnon stop and at a rapid rate Pammie will set roadblocks left and right for Emily like buried landminesall calculated precisely for Emily s dainty foot to set off Ol Pammie flies circles on a broom around her son, Adam Emily will never be good enough for the likes of Adamever.Sandie Jones has set up the character of Pammie so wickedly that you will wince every time she enters the room Truth be told, there will be times throughout the storyline when you will shake your head in dismay at the questionable persistence of our girl Emily Like the popular movie, you ll shout GET OUT Frankly, she won t hear you.The Other Woman is the kind of read that flashes escapismyours and not Emily s It s a fun book that will bring you out of your doldrums and will keep you turning pages until the end And the ending will crick your neck in a different direction like the expertise of a talented chiropractor Quite the unexpected leap, Ms Jones.I received a copy of The Other Woman through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Minotaur Books and to Sandie Jones for the opportunity. A very resisted DNF I really tried to finish this book but couldn t Really didn t like it.The dialogue between Emily and Adam It felt so fabricated Also Emily acts like an idiot I couldn t stand to read a book about Emily, dedicated to bag Adam, happy to shut up and take things as he pleases The world is full of Emily s with low self esteem, it just hurts to read about them running after a man as it s life or death, as if this is normal Sorry.There is no problem with structure The plot is also OK I read a lot of thrillers and seen worse plots But the style of writing, and all dialogue is so cliche and so 90 s My first annoyance started at the beginning, in the bar scene Then the female protagonist, telling her friend something like IT is this new industry I don t know about Wow We are in year 2018 not 1988 How could she be a recruiter and have NO idea an IT analyst does Also her friends, one crazy the fun type crazy, not the one you find vomiting on the coach but supportive house mate female, other being the most cliche gay man in literary history asking the right questions, giving perfect advice, makes you think that he doesn t have a life on his own made my alarm bell ring But I still went on But at some point it was all too irritating and I just left it and I have a feeling I know what happens in the end.Also the unknown, phenomenal ex, the other woman named Rebecca Really My reviews can also be seen at Stars Emily was content with life Her job was going well and she had some great friends She wasn t even looking for a boyfriend But then she met Adam, the man of her dreams.Soon she s seeing Adam almost every night Her friends wonder if she s moving too fast and are also a little miffed because they feel like they never see her any But she s never felt this way before Adam makes her feel safe But after they ve been dating for a while, she starts to wonder why he hasn t introduced her to his mother He seems hesitant about them meeting each other.When he finally decides to take her to meet his mother, Emily is beyond nervous She spends a lot of time trying to make herself look perfect I d done less preparation for a good friend s wedding Her friend tells Emily that Adam s mom will love her.On their way to meet his mother, Emily asks about his mother and he states that she s like any other mother, that she s a good woman When Emily makes a rather innocent joke, Emily is shocked at how angry Adam gets He feels her joke is disrespectful to his mother They head on to visit his mom, Pammie Some strange things happen during that first visit to his mother s house, but Emily chalks it all up to nerves and tells herself she s over analyzing things But it s their next visit when Emily realizes that while Adam may be the man of her dreams, Emily is also in for a nightmareand that nightmare is Adam s mother, Pammie.I loved the cover of this novel and was really intrigued by the book s description I was excited to start reading.Overall, I enjoyed this novel but there were times I found myself getting annoyed with some of the actions of the characters and the situations they were in I know that s rather vague, but I don t want to ruin anything At the same time, I still found the story intriguing and wanted to keep reading The Other Woman was an impressive debut novel It was twisted and suspenseful, with characters that readers will love to hate and an ending that many won t see coming.I am looking forward to seeing what Sandie Jones writes next.I d like to thank Minotaur Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.
- 448 pages
- The Other Woman
- Sandie Jones
- 10 September 2019 Sandie Jones