Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Other Women by Jean Levy and sharing my review today. With thanks to Emily at Dome Press for the invite to join the tour and for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
Sophie thought she and Jonah were happy, bringing up their small daughter, until one summer’s day, she discovers that Jonah is far from the man she thought he was. Sam – an attractive English teacher – seems to offer her some comfort, and new friendships are a support.
But is Sam really who he says he is? Where have her new friends appeared from? Is anyone telling the truth? As Jonah’s lies threaten Sophie and her daughter, can anyone be trusted?
In Other Women we meet Sophie, in a relationship with Jonah and living together with their young daughter. Until one summer’s day ends in disaster and turns her life upside down. This is the start of a dark and dangerous journey that Sophie unwittingly begins.
The unexpected beginning definitely had me sitting up and taking notice. Let’s just say I couldn’t wait to see where this story would go next. Well, I didn’t have to wait long. Sophie is still in shock with the way things have turned out but new friend Sam is there to help her through. If I’m honest Sam was my favourite character as he brought a little bit of humour and warmth to the story. Sophie was an interesting character and one that I grew to like although I will admit that there were times when I had to shake my head at some of her actions. The way things played out certainly made for a drama filled story though!
Other Women is a story filled with twists, secrets and lies. There was an addictive quality to the plot and it was very easy to become caught up in the characters tangled lives. Throughout the book you also get a selection of shorter chapters. These chapters are focused on other events and characters that begins to build an even darker edge to the story. In a way this book is hard to review because the less you actually know about the plot the better. That way you can discover all of the twists and turns for yourself. What I will say is that all of the characters kept me on my toes! Other Women may not be a typical thriller but it has a dark and twisty nature that made it so enjoyable to read!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jean spent several years in genetics research before abandoning the laboratory to pursue a career in academic publishing both in Holland the UK. She has been a database trouble- shooter, an editor, and a writer for publishing houses, pharmaceutical companies and the EU. She has degrees in Botany, Pathology, Philosophy, English, Law and Creative Writing and is currently completing a doctorate in Linguistics.
In her spare time she has campaigned for the environment and read a lot of books, the most memorable being Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, everything by Margaret Atwood and Jeanette Winterson, and a few things by Sebastian Faulks, Calvino, Ian McEwan, David Mitchell and Shakespeare.
She currently lives in a converted barn in the South Downs with her husband and a Heritage Plant Collection, accumulates Christmas tree decorations and aspires to writing multi-genre fiction, travelling on the Orient Express and seeing the Northern Lights.