My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Minotaur Books
A deliciously disturbing, compulsively readable debut domestic suspense–prepare to meet The Other Woman: there’s nothing she won’t do to keep you away from her son …
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.
“There’s something about your mother’s voice that nobody else can replicate. That takes you back to school, when you were little and waiting in the nurse’s office for her to come and pick you up.”
Thank you to Bookish First for the review copy of this book.
I really liked the premise of this book and the beginning chapters hooked me. I was not too crazy about our leading lady, Emily. I felt like she had given her love, Adam waaayyy too many chances.
Emily meets Adam in a bar and although she adores him and he, her, there is one problem standing in their way…..Adam’s Mother. The only problem is that only Emily can see how truly evil she is, everyone else loves the old bat including Adam and he would do anything for his mother.
I read this book in one day. It is extremely fast paced because at only having 304 pages, the book spans over about a year. The mystery keeps you guessing but unfortunately, I was able to guess the ending about 3/4’s into the book. Somewhere around the last 1/3, the book takes on a strange turn of events and it is easy for the reader to see what is to come. I also felt like the ending was kind of rushed.
As for the character of Emily. I get that she loved Adam and all and that she wanted to show up his mother but honestly, no man is worth all that aggravation. Kudos to her for actually not giving up!