Synopsis from Good Reads:
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.
I received a copy of this title from NetGalley. It does not impact my review.
The Wife Between Us will be available January 9, 2018.
The Wife Between Us is a very cleverly written novel of psychological suspense that managed to do what few books seem able to do these days – genuinely surprise me. Not just once, but multiple times.
I thought I had this book all figured out in the beginning. I thought that the vague synopsis gave too much away. That I could read between the lines and easily figure out what was really going on. However, I did exactly what the synopsis told me not to do and assumed too much. While there were a few things I guessed correctly, the story has about three major twisty reveals and I did not see any of them coming.
I really don’t know what I can say about this book without giving too much away. I really think it’s best going into with as little information as possible. I will say that it is very character driven and the pace felt a little on the slower side. I didn’t feel the psychological suspense aspects of the story until after the first twist is revealed, which is not until almost half way through the book. However, after that I felt like there was more urgency to the story. I thought the characters were all pretty sympathetic and compelling and they kept me reading during the parts where I thought the pacing was a little too slow. I also thought that the writing between the two authors was really seamless. If I didn’t know there was more than one author I never would have guessed it.
Overall, I really enjoyed The Wife Between Us. The multiple twists were very cleverly written and honestly surprised me. I felt very connected to the characters, as well. My only complaint is that I wish the pacing was a little more steady. I read so much of this genre that few things really surprise me anymore and I loved that this book was able to do it again and again. I definitely recommend this one!
Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Stars
17 thoughts on “Blog Tour & Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen”
Can’t wait for this movie as well!
Oooh! I don’t think I heard this was going to be a movie! That’s exciting!
Great review, it seems like this book is living up to the hype!
Thank you! I actually read this before I really heard much about it, but I feel like it is worth all the hype I’m seeing now!
Ooo! This is going on my list for when I want a thriller. Excellent review!
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I’m glad to hear how much you enjoyed this one since I’m planning to read it later this week. Great review!
I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
Love the sound of a psychological thriller with twists that you just couldn’t see coming. I’ve heard from other readers that it was also impossible to tell the difference between the two author’s writing style. That is pretty amazing. 😮 Fantastic review, Stephanie. I definitely need to try this book out!
Thank you! I really recommend this one! I hope you decide to give it a go.
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