Sunday, January 21, 2018

Book Review: The Wife Between Us

Authors: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Publication Date: January 9, 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

The instant New York Times Bestseller! 

"The Wife Between Us bests The Woman in the Window in the didn’t-see-it-coming plot twist category." ―USA Today

"The best domestic suspense since Gone Girl." ―In Touch Weekly

"A jaw-dropping psychological thriller." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review 

"Fiendishly the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." –Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.
Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

“I was happy, I think, but I wonder now if my memory is playing tricks on me. If it is giving me the gift of an illusion. We all layer them over our remembrances; the filters through which we want to see our lives.”

“I won’t ever do anything to hurt you.” She knew that even on their wedding day, she’d never made a more sacred vow.

I’d never been the woman he thought he’d married.

“Even when I’m not there, I’m always with you.”

I have recently developed a love and adoration for mystery/thrillers. I can’t wait for the next “big hit” to be released and for January, I believe I found it. This book was unique and twisty at every turn. The novel is divided into three major parts and at the end of each part something huge was revealed. The book is told between alternating viewpoints, going from past to present, and really nothing is there to distinguish when one of the main characters starts veering back into her past thoughts, but I must say that it is not complicated to follow at all. You would think that it would be – but the pacing was so easy to follow. The beginning of the book is not very fast-paced; it takes some time for the pace to pick up, but once it does, you are in for a roller coaster ride.

There is not really much I can say about the characters or plot of this novel without giving too much away. The plot is so intricate and finely pieced together that even the slightest hint could give something away. I can say that I was rooting from the wrong person from the start and more people than I expected came into play in the final “home run” of the story. I was so impressed by the author’s ability to take me on a thriller-ish/twist of a ride. I knocked off one star/cupcake because I thought the epilogue at the end was unnecessary. I liked where the story ended and I didn’t want it to go on any further. It was almost like they gave away too much – I wanted to guess a little bit more than they allowed me to do. Overall, great read and took me no time at all!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed this one! I was actually debating on whether to pick it up or not since I'm really into Mystery/Thrillers lately and I've had the best luck with the ones I've read this far so, definitely adding it to my list! Thank you for sharing your review! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews