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Whether love will bring happiness or love is forbidden, "The Other Woman" by Therese Bohman rewards the reader from beginning to end.

Book Review: ‘The Other Woman’ by Therese Bohman

The story of The Other Woman by Therese Bohman illustrates the tension of contemplating a new romance and falling in love. But as we follow the life of a young woman, working in a hospital cafeteria, and going to school at night, none of those dreamy ideas seem likely. Yet, we soon get swept up in the sparks and sizzle between this young Swedish woman and a handsome doctor.
Told in first-person, the story carries a casual element until the woman befriends one person who carries a secret she is not ready to reveal. As their friendship grows, we wait, while enjoying their relationship. The friend presents relief from the dull cafeteria work and opens the story to another dimension.

Set in a large hospital, author Therese Bohman combines exquisite details of setting, timing and each character’s unique voice, urging you to read faster, or stay awake to read more and more, as the story moves through twists and turns. Depicting the life of a young kitchen worker who longs for more, we meet characters who keep power and passion at the forefront of the story. Whether love will bring happiness or love is forbidden, following the story is rewarding in itself. Bohman’s intuitive sense of character, psychological twists, passion, and humor creates a fast-paced storyline that readers will devour and share with friends.

When looking for love, we often lose perspective, but in The Other Woman the reader may actually feel anxiety as things go wrong. With bold plot twists and the author’s stunning way with words, expect to gasp aloud as you feel part of the drama. This is a book you will welcome in your library, and recommend to friends.

Therese Bohman is also author of Drowned, with a strong psychological plot. It is also a “page-turner” recommendation on the Oprah book site. The Coffin Factory wrote “Drowned is a flawless story written in razor sharp prose, and is extremely hard to put down.” Surely, The Other Woman will earn similar honours.
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