The Other Woman
In The Other Woman, Eric Jerome Dickey strides boldly over the minefield that is modern marriage. The central couple’s biggest challenge is timing: He works days; she works nights. Instead of growing together, they’re rapidly drifting apart, coexisting on stolen phone calls from work, punctuated by occasional bedroom encounters that leave them both feeling even emptier and more alone. When she finds out about his affair-and starts her own-the delicate fabric of their marriage is torn irrevocably asunder. Or is it?
In Dickey’s expert hands, what begins as a seemingly unforgivable betrayal segues into the sexy and searing story of a man and a woman at a pivotal turning point in their relationship. Only time will tell whether they’ll let it all go…or can hold on to the love that drew them together in the first place.
This was a heart wrenching tale of love, lust, and betrayal. Dickey weaves this story from beginning to end in first person. An intimate position from the wife’s perspective allows the reader to share a POV that is slightly more appealing, different, and invigorating. All events happening in less than 72 hours and you walk in on a world full of secrets. Two marriages become the epicenter of a catastrophic world.
The characters in this novel are flushed out into a fluent existence. Their characteristics are believable and you may find yourself identifying with each aspect of their foundation. All in all, you feel deeply for all these star crossed lovers trapped in a love triangle or square rather. At the core of the novel, the reader feels a deep sense of sadness for all parties towards the end. Just when you think Eric is done, he hits you with a draw dropping finale that leaves you floored. Disheartened, shocked, and sad.