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Addictive Reads to Add to Your List: The Wife Between Us

By now, you probably know,  I’m a sucker for a good thriller. Especially one with unexpected twists. The Wife Between Us is a fun, fast-paced read. It was exactly what I needed to help get me through the dreary, cold weather. I didn’t mind staying inside curled up in bed with a cup of tea, my dog by my side, and this book in my lap.

Not only is this book highly addictive, but it somehow always keeps you on your toes. Just when you think you’ve got the story – and its characters – all figured out, think again. Authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have an uncanny ability to always keep their readers guessing.

“It sometimes seemed as if it – he – were a bit scripted. But it didn’t matter. Richard was caring, charismatic, and accomplished. I fell in love with him almost immediately. And I never doubted that he loved me, too.”

At the center of the plot exists kind, successful, and loving Richard. He wants nothing but the best for his soon-to-be wife and the future they are going to create. But just like the other characters, there is more to him than meets the eye. 

Then there’s Nellie – a smart, hard-working college graduate. She works two jobs and shares an apartment with her best friend in the city. When Richard promises to give Nellie everything she could ever want and more, she chooses to place her trust in him and never look back. However, Nellie has a secret to her past – one that just might shake up her future.

Vanessa, on the other hand, is the woman that Richard divorced. With her failed marriage looming behind her, she has nothing to call her own besides a few pieces of outdated designer clothing. Moving in with her aunt, Vanessa spends most of her days wallowing in liquor and regrets – all the while envisioning her ex-husband with his new fiance, or her “replacement”, and of course – plotting ways to stop Richard’s marriage.

The Wife Between Us is more than a story about a jealous ex-wife or a marriage gone wrong. Just as the synopsis says, Assume nothing. I will say, however, that this is a story about fear, manipulation, and most of all, truth.

Countless twists and turns left me breathless – and with an insatiable desire to see what would happen next. Beautifully written with an intricate plot that is often times misleading but all the while thrilling, The Wife Between Us is one of those books you should be excited to read – and even more excited to share.

FYI: DreamWorks will be making the book into a major motion picture. And I know it’s going to be fantastic – it will be made by the team that produced Girl on the Train!

Greer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and Publishers WeeklyThe Wife Between Us is her first novel.

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally-bestselling author of the novels The Perfect Neighbors, Things You Won’t Say, Catching Air, The Best of Us, These Girls, Skipping a Beat, and The Opposite of Me.

Check out this video of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen discussing their new novel.

Thank you to the St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for providing me with an Advanced Readers’ Copy and giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts with others!

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