Make no assumptions about The Wife Between Us

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.

12 Responses to Make no assumptions about The Wife Between Us
  1. Sarah's Book Shelves
    May 2, 2018 | 6:11 AM

    Ugh…I DNF’d this one but multiple people said I didn’t read far enough and need to pick it back up. I guess I can add you to that list?!

    • Michelle
      May 2, 2018 | 7:53 AM

      Yes, indeed! It is not the story you think it is.

  2. Amanda
    May 2, 2018 | 3:34 PM

    Agreed! I was sure I knew where this was going and had to hard stop and reread. I am way overdue to review but this was a fun read.

    • Michelle
      May 8, 2018 | 11:36 AM

      I feel bad for those who gave up on it thinking it was going to be predictable. That shift is so much fun!

  3. Debi
    May 3, 2018 | 1:01 PM

    Dammit Michelle! Stop making me want to get more books! Yeah, not really…but oh my…

    • Michelle
      May 8, 2018 | 11:37 AM

      Ha! I need to make sure I am not alone in my coveting of way too many books!

  4. Ti
    May 4, 2018 | 12:19 PM

    I’m always a little skeptical about books like this one but you say it delivers?

    • Michelle
      May 8, 2018 | 11:41 AM

      It does. It really does. I was skeptical too, but I ended up really enjoying it.

  5. Jenny @ Reading the End
    May 5, 2018 | 7:20 AM

    Ooh, this is quite an alluring review! I am going to read a bit about the book before reading it because I can’t go into a book knowing NOTHING, but I’m excited for the reading experience!

  6. susan
    May 7, 2018 | 3:19 PM

    Sounds like an excellent thriller to me. I’m almost always lead astray!

    • Michelle
      May 8, 2018 | 11:43 AM

      I really enjoyed it and think others will as well!

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