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The Other Woman
by Sandie Jones

Brenda’s Traveling Sisters review

Lindsay and I read The Other Woman with four of our Traveling Sisters and we all pretty much had the same thoughts on this one till that shocking reveal that split us into two different coulees.

The Other Woman is a fun and entertaining domestic suspense thriller with some very unlikable characters. The kind you just love to hate and the kind that can cause you to question them and this created some discussion for us. Our favorite character here that we loved to hate was “the other woman” Pammie who was the MIL from you know where. The length she went to stop our main character Emily from marrying her son Adam left us with a bit to talk about. A few things didn’t ring true for us with some of the actions of the characters causing us to suspend some disbelief

On to that ending that none of seen coming and split us into different coulee. The big reveal seemed to come out of nowhere and we began to question if some clues were given to us along the way that we missed or did it just come out of nowhere. For some of us the ending made the story for us and for the rest it just didn’t work for them.

I recommend this one to readers looking for an entertaining and fun read with some very unlikable character and an ending that we will challenge your detective skills. There is some need to spend some disbelieve with some of the actions of these characters.

Published August 21, 2018

Thank you to NetGalley, St Martin’s Press and Sandie Jones for a copy to read and review.

Lindsay’s review

Interesting plot. Suspenseful intrigue. Unforgettable characters.

This story follows Emily, who has met handsome and successful Adam, the man of her dreams. They fall in love and are engaged within months. Things begin to drastically change when Emily meets her future mother-in-law, Pammie. Pammie is a character I will not soon forget! I’m so glad that my mother-in-law is nothing like her!

This book is intense and will keep you flipping the pages. There were many moments I found my mouth dropping in wonder of what was going to happen next. However, there were also several times I felt the plot steered into highly implausible territory. Some of what happened was just “too much” for me to believe. Regardless of this, I still found the story entertaining and well written, just not the gripping thriller I was hoping for.

I applaud the author, Sandie Jones, for this debut. The novel had a good pace and the story flowed well. The characters were unique, although mostly unlikeable. I did have a hard time connecting to any of the characters – for me, they were entertaining, but unrealistic.

Thank you from both of us to NetGalley, St Martin’s Press and Sandie Jones for a copy to read and review

Kaceey’s review

At long last, Emily has finally found the man of her dreams…Adam. 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 fiancés eyes before it’s too late? There’s only room for one woman in Adam’s life…but 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 wedding…well, can you even imagine?

From Susanne’s review

“The Other Woman” by Sandie Jones is a campy entertaining mystery/suspense. It reminded me of The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances which I read last year – though I preferred this. I really enjoyed where “The Other Woman” was going, right up until the end where I felt kind of bamboozled. The ending snuck up on me – there were no bread crumbs to lead me there… and for that I was a bit frustrated. Personally, I like having an idea of where a storyline is going – that didn’t happen in this instance, which I found disappointing. Though parts of the novel were a bit unbelievable, it was an enjoyable read which I would recommend.

From Debra’s review

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 more enjoyable. Talking about enjoyable, I enjoyed this book from beginning to end but that ending…. Read and find out!  

For more of Debra’s review

From Marialyce’s review

Ms Jones takes us on a wild ride with these characters, making those of us who ever had nasty mother in laws cheer Emily on. We think we know the inner workings of Pammie. We have met her type before. We know she thinks that her son is perfect and that no woman alive will ever be good enough.

For more from Marialyce’s review

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6 thoughts on “The Other Woman by Sandie Jones #travelingsistersread #BookReview

  1. Okay, I’ll bite! Excellent reviews here ladies.


  2. Lena May says:

    I absolutely did not like this one. I still gave it a couple stars because the writing wasn’t horrible, I just saw the ending from a mile away and I could not relate to the female lead….I wanted to shove the warning signs down her throat. Lol. Nice review though, ladies

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  3. carhicks says:

    I have read many mixed reviews on this one, nicely written ladies. I am on the fence about whether to read this one.


  4. Susanne S says:

    Great reviews ladies!


  5. Vicky says:

    I liked this one…definitely did not find it to be a thriller though. And I did figure out the end ahead of time, but that’s hit or miss!

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