The Other Woman

The Other Woman

by Sandie Jones

Published by Minotaur Books

Published August 21st 2018


Do you ever find yourself desperately wanting to reach through the pages of a book and throttle a character? Shake them and yell, “Wake the hell up!!” That pretty much sums up how I felt through the entire reading of The Other Woman.

Emily meets a man, Adam, and falls in love. She thinks he’s perfect, despite his conniving mother who wants Emily out of the way.

There were many, many signs from the beginning that Emily just didn’t “see”. This made the story a bit unbelievable for me. A woman so blinded by her perception of love that she misses the big flashing warning signs telling her to run away and never look back. Maybe I’ve forgotten what that sort of new love feels like, maybe I’m too “old” to connect with that way of thinking. Regardless, I just wanted to smack this character.

Often I don’t look at reviews before I read a book, however I did this time. Several people shouted from the rooftops that this book radiated LifeTime Movie beams of light. And I couldn’t agree more. I loathe lifetime movies but have sat through many with my nana. She tends to forget what the plot is half way through. So, for her, the ending is always a surprise and the wow factor is there making her gasp with each new revelation. For me, I roll my eyes and mutter, “I knew it…”. The joke is…I could have wrote it. There were no surprises in the ending of The Other Woman. No wow factor, no gasps of surprise.

I can say that the book moved quickly and was easy to read. Sandie Jones writing is clean and easy to navigate. The story flowed smoothly and I can’t ask for much more than that as far as writing goes. For that reason, I’m giving it three stars because hey, someone may be shocked at the ending. It just wasn’t me.

Thank you to Minotaur books and netgalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

11 thoughts on “The Other Woman

  1. Jenn @ the Bibliofile says:

    Ahh too bad, the search for good mystery novels does seem to necessitate reading a bunch of stuff that’s not that great sometimes :/

    I’m always wavering between wanting to view a book through unbiased eyes (and therefore not reading reviews) and wanting to know if a book is worth my time before starting on it.

    Nice post!

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    • Lena May says:

      I’m exactly the same! I try not to base my decision on buying a book based on reviews. Which is also why I try to state in my own reviews why someone else might love a book I hated lol. We all have such varying tastes 🧡


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