The Wife Between Us *Book Review*
Title: The Wife Between Us
Author: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Publish Date: 01-09-2018
Format: *ARC paperback
Rating: 4/5 Stars
From The Back Cover:
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.
Wow..this book is full of twists, some I saw coming from the beginning and others I did not. The first half of the book is fast paced and riveting, it slows down a bit in the second half, as more twists are introduced and there is more and more background thrown in, some parts of the second half I did find a bit boring, necessary though in the end, to bring the whole story together. Through it all I couldn’t decide if I sympathized or related to any of the characters, I did, however find them to be fascinating. This is a psychological thriller at its finest.
Vanessa who is recently divorced and who seems a bit off her rocker at the start of the book, drinking, missing work.sort of seems like a stalker….but is she?
Nellie, a young soon to be married care-free girl, who is nervous about many things. But loves her job as a teacher and is excited to be marrying her fiance.
Emma, newly engaged to Richard, ex-husband of Vanessa..who seems pretty perfect, but she’s not really who she seems to be.
Richard the guy who ties everyone together, the good guy or the bad guy?
These are the players, their stories all come together in the end,but the end has a twist. even though normally I like endings with a twist, you could see this one coming almost from the start of the book, and it just didn’t flow that well, I was hoping for a bigger twist then what went down.
What I liked:
- all the twists, turns and loop di loops in this book
- fast paced–basically un put-down-able
- the writing style “voice”
- that the synopsis gives away nothing, you go in totally unsuspecting of anything (fabulous)
What I didn’t like:
- the last quarter of the book, got really slow and seemed to stutter a bit
- the ending, while good and brought everything to a close, I saw that final twist coming from the beginning and it was anti climatic
The final twist at the ending was predictable and slightly anti-climatic, but still I thought this novel had it all, a great voice, good pace and plenty of other twists. I’d say this was a definite must for mystery/thriller readers.
*I received an advance copy from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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