Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen


Book Title and Author: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Publication date and Publisher: January 9, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Fiction
Pages: 352 pages
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Date Read: November 26, 2016 (ARC-Netgalley)

5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. 

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.

My Review:

The Wife Between Us is an addictive, gripping, suspenseful read about betrayal, lies, deceit, revenge, love, friendship, marriage, and so much more. What can I say…I was BLOWN AWAY by this breath-taking book! It definitely deserves ALL FIVE STARS if not more!

There were so many twists and turns in this brilliant psychological thriller that I was enthralled from page one all the way to the end! I read this book in just a few hours because it was just that fantastic.  Not only do I definitely foresee it as a HUGE bestseller in 2018, but I really, really want you to read this book!

The writing is carefully executed and wonderful, and the characterizations are perfect! The authors, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, do a phenomenal job tightly weaving the plot, building the suspense, and keeping the reader guessing. The book is broken down into three parts and although section one is a little slower than the other two, it sets the stage. Part one allows you to meet the characters: the ex-wife, her “replacement”, and the ex-husband all while slowly drawing you into the very unsuspecting web of twists, turns, and the crazy, wild ride ahead! Simply genius!

The Wife Between Us is a difficult book to review because I don’t want to give away details and spoil the plot! Believe me, this is a completely unpredictable story.  When they say “Assume nothing” they are not kidding!! I strongly recommend you go into the book knowing as little as possible so it won’t be ruined; then you can be completely blown away by this enthralling, clever, insane read just like I was!

Hendricks and Pekkanenan really did an outstanding job throwing the reader off guard with crazy twists, that at times made me think I was going crazy, and I literally had to make sure on occasion that I had read things right! All I can say is WOW! Of course, these stunningly, clever twists were on purpose to confuse and bewilder the reader, and it worked! Just when you think you have the plot figured out, Hendricks and Pekkanenan flip everything around…again and again…and once again! It was insane..insanely good! Usually, when I read psychological suspense, I have most, if not all, of the twists figured out halfway through the book but not this time!

I loved this book! Can you tell how much I loved this book? I honestly haven’t been this excited about a psychological suspense novel in a very long time. Oh, and I’m really looking forward to seeing The Wife Between Us on the big screen in the future since it has optioned for a movie! If you love an intense, captivating psychological suspense, then you will love The Wife Between Us. I highly, highly recommended you read this one! 

**Thank you, NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and the authors for an ARC of The Wife Between Us in exchange for my fair and honest review. **

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54 thoughts on “Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

    1. Thank you! It really was fun and crazy! It was unlike all the other books about ex-wives, ex-husbands, and mistresses that I had read before, so it was totally unexpected…thank goodness! I could reread it, lol.

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    1. Thank you, Dee! LOL, I was a bit excited. I really did enjoy this one. It completely distracted me for hours, and that was exactly what I needed. It was just perfect, and I’m really glad you enjoyed it too! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Inge! I’m sorry you can’t request this one! I do hope that you get to read it soon though because I think you will really love it 🙂 It’s well worth all the hype it’s getting.

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  1. Wow! This sounds perfect for the holiday psycho-thriller fix I need. And yes, it’s pretty clear how much you love this book. 🙂

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    1. You will love it! It really isn’t pyscho, just so suspenseful and you keep going what?! over and over! I was floored so many times. Yes, I was pretty excited when I was writing my review, lol 😉

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    1. Thanks, Renee! I hope you decide to read it! It really is good. Wasn’t Behind Her Eyes written by Sarah Pinborough? It’s on my TBR, but I’ve not read it, and I keep hearing mixed reviews on it and her. I’d never heard of either these 2 authors before…but I could be wrong about it!

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  2. I just finished this! Great review. I have to sit down and write up my review, but don’t even know where to start. This book really tripped me out! ❤ Nothing like what I expected and I can't remember the last time I read a book with such a huge twist. Amazing.

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    1. I’m just catching up with my comments! So sorry, Jenn!! Thank you so much! I loved this one….it was wild and so twisty! I didn’t expect it to be like this either. I had just read one with a similar plot in Oct (which I still need to review, oops) and I thought…great, here we go again, but I was blown away! I can’t wait to read your review 🙂 ❤

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