Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

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.

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

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F Thriller
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No Spoilers will be written in this review – it will be somewhat short because I think you should read this book!

Vanessa, Nellie, Richard, Emma, and Maureen make up the bulk of the characters in this story. They all fit together, but the best part of this story is that it's left to the reader to try and figure out how they all fit.

These two authors have done an amazing job at spinning a tale of heartache, love, betrayal, misjudging, and acceptance. You'll think one thing is happening and then all of a sudden, they drop a new piece of information into your lap that fits and it completely changes how you think each character in the story fits.

There are twists and turns in this story that you never see coming and when they slap you in the face, you're left going back and re-reading just to make sure that you fully understand the slap.

I can't say enough good things about this thriller, but I do hope these two authors write another!

I’m still not sure what to make of this slightly twisted psychological thriller. The characters are fascinating – though I’m not sure any of them are terribly likeable. Every time I felt like I was getting to understand Nellie or Vanessa, something in the story would shift and I’d find myself scrambling to readjust.

This is a cleverly constructed story, a psychological puzzle. Readers are introduced to Richard through the perspectives of the women in his life and we are expected to untangle the messy relationships through a series of disconnected moments and memories.

I found myself thoroughly engaged with the puzzle even as I began to strongly dislike the characters. For me, this was a disturbing read and by the end I really wanted to get all of the toxic, dysfunctional people out of my head. I think readers probably need to be in the right headspace to enjoy this and I’m not sure I was quite there.

Readers who enjoy clever, complex psychological dramas will probably love this story. It was just a little bit too dark and disturbing for me.

Greer Hendricks

Greer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. Prior to her tenure in publishing, she worked at Allure magazine and obtained her masters in journalism from Columbia University. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. Greer lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. The Wife Between Us is her first novel.

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Sarah Pekkanen

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally and USA Today bestselling author of seven previous novels. A former investigative journalist and feature writer, her work has been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, and many others. She is the mother of three sons and lives just outside Washington, D.C.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen to read and review.

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