The Wife Between Us – Book Review

The Wife Between Us: The Gripping Richard & Judy Book Club Pick with a Shocking Twist You Won't See Coming by [Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen]

New York Times top-ten bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club Pick.

‘A fiendishly clever thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing.’ – Anita Shreve, author of The Stars are Fire

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.

It’s about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement.

It’s about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves.

The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman.

You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.

You will be wrong.

The Wife Between Us is the first collaboration between Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen; a gripping thriller with film rights sold to the creators of The Girl On the Train.

No. of pages:- 353 pages

Date published:- January 2nd 2018

Publisher:- MacMillan

Genre:- Psychological thriller

After reading their books An Anonymous Girl and You Are Not Alone, I have badly wanted to read their debut book, The Wife Between Us so much that I was excited when I got my hands finally on the book!

The book talks about two women–one an ex-wife, who is jealous and is obsessed with her ex-husband’s fiancée by following her around and seemed to be disturbed, the other is a woman who is preparing to get married. The book is divided into three parts though the story is mainly told from Vanessa, the ex-wife’s perspectives. What made this story unique is all the twists and turns that will keep you at the edge of the seat until the end of the book!! I felt like I am in some sort of a movie, wondering which side I should really take–the delusional wife or the fiancée. The book is a fast paced thriller each filled with unexpected twists and turns, the character’s relationship with her husband, going back and forth from past to the present, the authors did a good job drawing the reader into the story and I was so hooked into the story wondering if Vanessa was actually delusional or if she was just pretending. Quiet a thrilling domestic thriller that will keep you up all night!

As I have read all three books, I must say, to me, this book is the best I have read from these authors. Though I enjoyed An Anonymous Girl and You Are Not Alone, this is one of the best books they have written and it is no wonder they described this book as the next The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, two of the best psychological thrillers I have read. I read that this book will made into a movie and I cannot wait to see the movie! Worth five stars in my opinion!

Sarah Pekkanen

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally-bestselling author of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and the upcoming AN ANONYMOUS GIRL, cowritten with Greer Hendricks.

THE WIFE BETWEEN US – an instant New York Times bestseller – is a twisty psychological tale that has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment. Sarah and Greer are penning the screenplay for Amblin.

AN ANONMYOUS GIRL is currently in production as a television series by eOne,with Sarah and Greer serving as executive producers.

Sarah is also the author of eight solo novels.

Greer Hendricks

GREER HENDRICKS is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Wife Between Us. Prior to becoming a novelist, she spent over two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. She obtained her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Allure, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

3 thoughts on “The Wife Between Us – Book Review

  1. Pingback: From Least Favorite to Most Favorite – Part 1 – Tropical Girl Reads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s