on January 9th, 2018
Genres: Psychological Thriller
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A story 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 listening to a story about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are listening to a story 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.
Discover the next blockbuster of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.
Greer Hendricks’ and Sarah Pekkanens’ The Wife Between Us is a stunning suspense/psychological thriller read that you do not want to miss. The premise captured my interest from the get go and as soon as I started I had a very hard time putting it down. Hendricks & Pekkanen are a phenomenal writing duo. The story flows at a great pace and the suspense builds with every chapter.
The story is narrated by Nellie, and begins with her impending marriage to Richard. From the prologue through the last lines of the epilogue, assumptions and apprehensions build. There are twist and turns throughout that will make question just who’s voice it is you are hearing, and whether or not the protagonist is mentally unstable or simply a scorned and heartbroken women who’s taken to drink to ease her pain. The secondary characters fill in her world all while enabling her behavior and complicating the situation.
There’s a point in the story where I truly felt my heart stop. Everything is upside down and I immediately wanted to re-read from the beginning as this new perspective made me question all my suspicions. This happens both in a small and large scale through the entire book. By the time I reached the epilogue, I was once again turned upside down. By this point, as it all comes together, I’m feeling a bit dizzy and maybe a little shaken by the latest revelation.
The Wife Between US is a story that immerses the reader in revenge and deceit. My emotions were conflicting as we come to understand just how astute and cunning our protagonist is. Greer and Pekkanen (who I’ve long been a fan of) are on my watch list of #mustread writing duo’s. The plot is simply brilliant and I’m hopeful there will be more to come from these storytellers.
~ Review by Cyndi
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About the Authors
Greer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. The Wife Between Us is her first novel. Visit her Website and follow on Twitter
Sarah Pekkanen is the mother of three young boys, which explains why she writes part of her novels at Chuck E. Cheese. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, all the poems rhymed!) Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. Sarah still has that letter, and carries it to New York every time she has meetings with her publisher, as a reminder that dreams do come true. Visit her Website and follow her on Twitter