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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Book Review: The Other Woman

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

Think your mother-in-law is evil? You need to read The Other Woman by Sandie Jones.

The Other Woman is a fun, quick, thrill ride with characters that will drive you nuts. Emily has met the man of her dreams, Adam. But, Adam's mom, Pammie, is not her biggest fan.

The novel begins by introducing the couple and showing readers how they meet and fall in love. Then, readers meet Pammie as Emily is introduced to her the first time. From their very first meeting, it is clear Pammie is ready to engage in some major psychological warfare.

At first, Pammie seems simply manipulative and possessive when it comes to her son. But, as the pages turn, it becomes more obvious that Pammie is not merely manipulative - she is diabolically evil. She will stop at nothing to prevent her son from marrying Emily. She is the ultimate Monster-In-Law.

As it becomes clear Pammie is trying to stop this wedding, my spider senses started tingling. Something about the whole thing just did not make sense to me. Why was Adam such a pushover? Why couldn't he see what his mom was doing? Why on earth would Emily still want to marry into this family of crazy?

Without giving anything away, I can tell you that the plot does thicken. I figured it out - and I am betting you will, too. However, that won't make the ride any less fun.

I flew through the book. It is one of those page-turners that you just can't stop reading - even when you know it is insane. It's like trying not to look at a wreck on the side of the road - you just have to look, right?

If you are looking for a fast-paced, lightweight thriller to get you out of a reading slump (or to make you feel better about your own in-laws), then this is the book for you!

Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with a copy to read and review!

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