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The other woman
2018
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Characters
Emily Havistock (Female), Feisty, Determined, Thinks that Adam is the perfect man for her
Adam Banks (Male), London IT recruiter; adores Emily
Pammie (Female), Widow, Strong-willed, Adam's mother; will do anything for her son
Genre
Fiction
Psychological
Suspense
Thriller
Topics
Family relationships
Mothers and sons
Rivalry
Secrets
Threats
Setting
London, England - Europe
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Library Journal Review

DEBUT When Emily encounters Adam in a crowded London bar, she is immediately attracted to his good looks and boisterous personality. Their relationship is fairy-tale perfect, until Emily is introduced to the other woman in Adam's life-his mother, Pammie, who takes an instant dislike to her. As the relationship with Adam progresses, Pammie's focus on criticizing, belittling, and undermining -Emily rapidly intensifies. She craftily delivers her barbs with Adam out of earshot, which causes him to dismiss and resent her repeated claims against his mother. Emily seems to be fighting a losing battle as the woman's antics threaten to derail the romance. When the schemes turn more serious, Emily fears that her antagonist might be dangerous and decides to take matters into her own hands. VERDICT Pammie is every young woman's worst nightmare: a mean mother-in-law (on steroids) in this addictive debut thriller. Readers' pulses will race as they anticipate how she might strike next and be completely knocked off balance by the shocking ending.-Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

To smitten Emily Havistock, the narrator of British author Jones's engrossing-if-flawed first novel, sexy London IT recruiter Adam Banks seems like the perfect catch-until she discovers Adam has a pretty big catch himself: Pammie, his meddlesome widowed mum with whom he seems hopelessly enmeshed. As Emily becomes painfully aware, her sexagenarian adversary will stop at nothing to split up the couple (including faking a breast cancer diagnosis), and, Emily starts to suspect, might even have had a hand in the death of Adam's previous girlfriend. Far from having the desired effect, however, Pammie's machinations make feisty Emily all the more determined to land her guy, a single-minded focus that leads her to ignore glaring warning signs that the volatile Adam might not really be the one for her-or indeed the man she thinks he is. The startling if unbelievable 180 at the end of the road will spin readers' heads, but not enough to compensate for all the contrivance to engineer it. Still, fans of plot-driven psychological thrillers will enjoy the ride. 200,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Tanera Simons, Darley Anderson (U.K.). (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
<p> THE REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK FOR NOVEMBER AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER <br> <br> "One of the most twisted and entertaining plots. " --Reese Witherspoon <br> <br> "Narrator Clare Corbett gives each character in this engrossing thriller a genuine personality and unique voice...She expertly delivers this debut novel's stunning final twist." -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner <br> <br> This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. </p><p>The Other Woman by Sandie Jones is the most twisty, addictive and unpausable debut thriller audiobook you'll hear this year.</p><p> HE LOVES YOU: Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam's perfect, the man she thought she'd never meet. <br> <br> BUT SHE LOVES YOU NOT: Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. <br> <br> AND SHE'LL STOP AT NOTHING: 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.</p><p> THE OTHER WOMAN will have you questioning her in every chapter. <br> <br>" The Other Woma n is an absorbing thriller with a great twist. A perfect beach read."--Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Great Alone </p><p>"Fun and fiendishly clever with a twist you will not see coming. Make room in your beach bag for this one " - Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten </p><p>"Thoroughly entertaining. Pammie is the mother-in-law from hell " -- Michelle Frances, #1 bestselling author of The Girlfriend </p>
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