“A jaw-dropping psychological thriller.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Fiendishly clever…in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing.” –Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire
The Wife Between Us is a fast paced, addictive page turning novel telling the story of a jealous ex-wife who is obsessed with her new, younger replacement and stopping the upcoming wedding of her ex-husband, Richard.
It is assumed that Vanessa, the ex-wife is unstable, obsessive, and irrational.
It is also assumed her ex-husband was a wonderful, thoughtful and loving man.
His new replacement is thought to be a young, bubbly and perfect new wife.
None of these assumptions are safe ones to make…
Vanessa, once the treasured wife of Richard, has been tossed from her life of luxury with her husband, to suddenly sharing an apartment with her aunt and working in retail and serving women she once shared drinks with at parties. She longed to have a perfect life with her husband, adorable children and to live happily ever after. She cannot let him marry someone else.
Richard, the handsome, rich and powerful ex-husband of Vanessa, is trying to plan a wedding to his new fiancée whilst dealing with Vanessa’s obsessive, bordering on stalker, ways. He gave Vanessa a beautiful home, fancy clothes and more, so why can’t she just let him have his happiness?
Nellie is the young and bubbly fiancée of Richard. A pre-school teacher by day and cocktail waitress by night, she is planning her wedding to Richard and dealing with an upcoming move out of her messy, shared apartment with her best friend, to her new marital home in the suburbs. Unfortunately Nellie, has realized someone is watching her. Is this someone Richard’s ex-wife or someone from her secretive past?
Domestic thrillers are not my usual choice of novel so I can honestly say I was not prepared for this novel to be so addictive or have so many twists, particularly the last twist at the end of the novel. From one chapter to another, I changed my allegiance with different characters and thought I had figured out what was going on many times, when I was only half way to finding out the truth.
I was absolutely ENTHRALLED with this book from start to finish that it in fact only took me two pages to make my way through it. From the deep and twisting emotions displayed by the characters, to the several unexpected plot twists, you really can’t ask for a better domestic thriller than this novel!
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have managed to tell a story of several truths that will leave your inner detective going crazy for answers. They present to us three different main characters, many clues, many stories and many lies.
I questioned everyone’s version of events, everyone’s motives and everyone’s supposed outcome. I often don’t expect to kept guessing for so long into the book, but if you like a good bit of mystery, you won’t be disappointed. With this novel coming out on January 9th, this will either be your cozy Winter weekend read or your Summer beach read, either way, you won’t want to miss this one!
Goodreads Rating: 4.23
Amazon Rating: . (not released for review at time of blog post)
My Rating: 5/5