Author: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Publish Date: January 9, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Psychological Suspense / Domestic Thriller
Hardcover: 352 pages
My Rating: 4 stars
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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.
I’m excited to be on the official blog tour of The Wife Between Us and bring you this review. The book doesn’t come out until January 9, 2018, but it’s already getting a lot of buzz, and rightly so! The Wife Between Us is a twisted psychological suspense novel about the complexities of marriage. Nellie is poised to marry her Prince Charming. Set in New York City, she is a preschool teacher who also tends bar to help make ends meet. All that is about to change when she meets Richard, a handsome, wealthy, charismatic hedge fund manager who sweeps her off her feet. This would not be a suspense novel without some red flags popping up though. Who’s on the other end of the hang up calls Nellie begins to receive? Why does she seem to be running away from her former life in Florida? As a reader, you get this sense of impending dome.
Then, enter the ex-wife, who seems a bit unhinged. She’s living with her Aunt, working part time at Saks, trying to bounce back from the divorce that left her questioning everything from her mental stability to her lack of ability to conceive a child. Let me warn you though – this is NOT what it seems! The book is divided in three parts, with alternating chapters from Nellie’s point of view and the ex-wife’s. At the transitions from each part, there are twists… big ones! So much so that after part one, I immediately went back and reread part one to make sure I understood it correctly!
This book has twists and turns; it has great character development, and many moments when the plot crackles with tension. This book is for all you domestic thriller lovers out there. Read it closely and carefully, so as not to miss any of the details that eventually fall into place beautifully. This book has already been optioned for a movie by Steven Spielberg’s production company, Amblim Partners, the same company that brought The Girl on the Train to the big screen.
*** Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an advanced copy of this book.