Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Summary:  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.
Assume nothing.

This one is going to set winter book club meetings on fire. I finished a week ago and I still can't think of what to say without giving away too much. We're introduced to Vanessa & she's basically Rachel of TGOTT's drunker, messier cousin. She was a good unreliable narrator because of it. Actually all three of our main characters are working their own shady agendas making it a challenge to decipher who is telling how much truth.

There are some delicious twists throughout, but the biggest one revealed at the end of part one was one of my suspicions (reminded me of that Twilight Zone episode with the woman on horseback). I thought the epilogue was a bit pat and think the story would have finished more strongly without it. All in all, I'd read another by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen. Now I'll need to find something to read when everyone else is reading this in a few months. Definitely recommended.

Many thanks to Netgalley for the advance reader copy, for which I gave my honest review.

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