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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

BOTTOM LINE: Totally not what I was expecting in a very good way.

Genre: Suspense; Thriller
Publication Date: 9 January 2018
Source: Publisher

Synopsis from the Publisher:

“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.

Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

My Thoughts: With a synopsis like the one quoted, I went into The Wife Between Us intrigued but worried that it would be too predictable. After all, the synopsis tells us that nothing is as it seems. In addition, it made sure I closely read each line and actively searched for clues that would let me know just how the story being told differs from the truth. I thought I was wise; I thought I had figured out the plot in its entirety. Then I got to a chapter that I had to read twice in order to make sure I understood the ramifications of what it was telling me. It turns out that no matter how deductive my thinking, no matter how carefully I read, I was so far off in my predictions that the truth made me more than a little slack-jawed. Well done, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen!

This is yet another novel in which it is best to start reading it with no previous information of the story outside of what the publisher tells you. Any additional information may spoil the surprise, and it is too good a surprise to spoil. Instead, just enjoy the intricate weaving of the plot and the vulnerable characters as they lay bare their souls. Also, go ahead and try to avoid assumptions, as instructed by the publisher. I guarantee that you will not succeed.

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