The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

The Other Woman

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.

The Other Woman is an addictive, fast-paced psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between Emily, her boyfriend Adam, and his manipulative mother Pammie.

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I’m behind on my love for The Other Woman. I believe this was one of the hits of summer/fall 2018. I remember seeing the cover everywhere and the rave reviews, but I never was interested in it. Then for whatever reason I gave it and I decided to add it to my to-reads. I’m so glad that I did since this was one of my favourite mysterious so far this year!

The less you need to know going in the better. All you need to know is girlfriend, boyfriend and his mother. It sounds like you may of heard this story before (or maybe have lived it), but it’s unlike anything I have read before. Doesn’t it sound intriguing?

I binged read on my train ride to and from work and then finished the last 40ish pages before bed. I just couldn’t put it down. I felt like I had a connection with the main character, Emily. After her last heartbreak, she has been torn on love until she meets Adam. Obviously he is awesome, but the problem is his mother, Pammie. The interactions between Emily and Pammie were just so awful that you just felt so bad for Emily. You try your best to please someone, but time and time again they just knock you down.

The only reason why I’m not giving this a perfect 5 is because of the relationship between Emily and Adam. I know that they are suppose to be an amazing couple who love each other, but I just never saw it. Their relationship never felt authentic to me, so it was hard to believe that Emily would put up with Pammie for Adam.

4 calculators out of a potential 5. If you haven’t read this one yet, check it out!


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The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

The First Mistake

THE WIFE: For Alice, life has never been better. With her second husband, she has a successful business, two children, and a beautiful house.

HER HUSBAND: Alice knows that life could have been different if her first husband had lived, but Nathan’s arrival into her life gave her back the happiness she craved.

HER BEST FRIEND: Through the ups and downs of life, from celebratory nights out to comforting each other through loss, Alice knows that with her best friend Beth by her side, they can survive anything together. So when Nathan starts acting strangely, Alice turns to Beth for help. But soon, Alice begins to wonder whether her trust has been misplaced . . .

Her first mistake could be her last.

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Available Tomorrow – June 11, 2019!

I’m torn on my review for The First Mistake. I’m hoping that a lot of the mistakes in my copy will be resolved for the final copy. I found that the novel was predictable, just because of the lack of characters and the timings of certain events.

It took me a bit to figure out what this novel was about. First, the novel goes into Alice’s life and how she is slowing building doubts against her husband, Nathan. Then the novel goes into Alice’s friend, Beth, history with a man that she thought was the one, but he turned into a dud. And finally switch back to present day, where we still have Alice and her doubts.

I’m very curious to see what other readers thought of the ending. I have to admit, it was quite the ending and I’m still trying to process it. I had to re-read the last 3 pages multiple times to see if I could crack the code.

2 calculators out of a potential 5. I think this novel is coming out at the perfect time. This is truly a pool side summertime read, where you want to get into the drama of others’ lives.

Thank you to Netgallery and St. Martin’s Press for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.


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