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.
I’m one of those readers that is always sceptical when I come across a book that’s receiving a lot of hype on social media, and if I’m honest I normally avoid them like the plague, as I nearly always find the hype doesn’t quite meet my expectations and I’m often left wondering what all the fuss was about. Well I must say The Wife Between Us deserves all the hype surrounding it and much more, in fact this is one of those books that you want to shout and scream about to all and sundry. It’s one of those books that will make you question everything you read and everything you think you know, it will have you flipping back through the pages making sure what you read was correct, it’s expertly executed and such an addictive read.
Some books come with such lengthy book descriptions that give far too much away, but fortunately that’s not the case here, despite the vague book description I still made assumptions from the opening chapter, assumptions that surprisingly were way off the mark. I’m not usually one for giving away spoilers, but I must confess it’s one of those books you want to reveal all just so you can discuss every minute detail of this deviously plotted tale. You may think a story about a husband, wife and a mistress is hardly original and I would agree with you there, but authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have written one of the most original psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time. The tension in The Wife Between Us is intense and it pretty much stays that way to the last jaw dropping chapter.
Hand on heart The Wife Between us is one of those book you just have to read “just one more” chapter, extremely well written the authors have created a psychological thriller that stands out from the norm, its twisted, deviously plotted and one that is full of surprises, It’s not often a book can keep me guessing right up until the last chapter, and I think that’s why I enjoyed this book so much as the authors constantly wrong foot the reader by throwing in well placed twists. This is one book that certainly lives up to its hype, I’m convinced this will be one of the best psychological thrillers published in 2018, a bold statement I know, but it’s not often I get so excited about a book, just in case you haven’t already guessed I loved this book and will be recommending to anyone and everyone.
Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Macmillan (2 Jan. 2018)