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