Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Other Woman by Diana Diamond

I have gushed and gushed about Diana Diamond, so I decided to quickly read this book next. However, this one was a bit disappointing, and probably my least favorite book by him. I could only give The Other Woman a B- rating.

From Amazon:

Pam Leighton is a smart, ambitious, and sexy aide to a handsome Washington lobbyist named John Duke. For the last two years, she’s also been his lover. It’s an open secret that his glamorous and social-climbing wife, Catherine, tolerates—to a point. After the President nominates Duke for a cabinet post, Catherine sees her opportunity and delivers an ultimatum: either fire Pam or get ready for a very public, very ugly divorce. Duke’s sharply honed political instincts tell him exactly what he needs to do. In one abrupt, brutal meeting, Duke ends the relationship and fires her from the job she loves. But Pam is not about to go quietly: A powerful New York publisher is offering her big money for what could be the ultimate Washington tell-all. But when people around her begin dying, Pam realizes that finishing the book may be a matter of life and death—her own.

The topic of this book was somewhat boring. The inner workings of Washington D.C., especially about the corruption of our government. I already know that everything is not how it seems, and living in the Detroit area, we have plenty of corruption in the city of Detroit's mayor, whose is a total disgrace to the whole area. Anyways, the psychological suspense that are usually the best part of his books was sincerely lacking. I also felt like that I didn't learn anything about the main character's past and that gave me a hard time understanding of some of the motivation for her. If you are going to try and read one of this author's books, I wouldn't recommend this one when he has so many better one. Happy Reading!

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