Review The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

34189556A 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.
Assume nothing.

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

The Wife Between Us is the result of the collaboration between Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and will be released at the beginning of 2018. The blurb was written in such a compelling and crafty manner that it is impossible not to want to read this book immediately if you are a psychological thriller/mystery/suspense avid fan.

The Wife Between Us is a cleverly structured psychological thriller that shifts narrative perspective in the first part with the purpose of delivering a first surprising twist which I consider the best executed one within the plot. Although the cast of characters is not very large, the story is undoubtedly woven from multiple intricacies, red herrings and revelations. I appreciate the fact that the authors built a rich background for Vanessa, but at the same time I think that some aspects of her past could have been omitted. At times, I found the story too convoluted for the 352 pages it comprises of.

So far, this novel has received positive reception from many Goodreads members and I believe it has the potential to become a bestseller, because while it bears certain similarities with very popular psychological thrillers, such as Gone GirlI Let You Go and Behind Closed Doors, it also features some rather innovative ideas in the genre. I am very much in the minority with my 3 star rating, but I urge you to read this novel nevertheless. At the moment, I feel I cannot properly explain why I didn’t enjoy The Wife Between Us as much as other readers. It’s probably one of those cases when it’s not the book, it’s me.

I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for supplying me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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