Review: The Wife Between Us

January 9, 2018 book review, fiction, Sarah Pekkanen, St.Martins Press 5

  • Written by: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  • Published by: St. Martin’s Press, January 9, 2018
  • Length: 346 pages
  • Source:  I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review


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.
Assume nothing.

My Thoughts:

There are a handful of books that I’ve read where saying much of anything may take away from the suspense and intended thrill ride of reading the book.  This is one of those times.  As an avid reader I think myself observant and prepared for a book that boasts that I won’t know anything, and then when  I am totally gobsmacked I love it!

Richard falls in love with Nellie, sweeps her off her feet, marries her and takes her away from the hustle of NYC.  What we are told by Nellie is disturbing, but we are also privy to his love and tenderness with a woman, her replacement? Richard isn’t who he seems, but then again, no one is who they seem in this book.

Written with such precise language, and keeping up mystery and intrigue, as if always watching from the dark shadows, this book is brilliant.  Never sure if your sympathies are with the right person or who is who…I loved every twisty chapter!

I’m always curious how two authors write together, as this book seems absolutely seamless and flows with all it’s curious and startling observations.

I’ve been a fan of Sarah Pekkanen since her very first novel, and this work with Greer Hendricks goes so much deeper and reveals more of both their talents.

Thank you always to Katie Bassel of St. Martin’s Press…you send me the most wonderful books, and I am always grateful.  MIZ-

Grab this book up now….it’s going to blow your mind!



5 Responses to “Review: The Wife Between Us”

  1. Vicki

    It’s hard to write a review for a book like this because of letting too much info out. That spoils a book for me. But you did a great job with this review. I may be adding it to my list to read.

  2. Heather

    You know, Pekkanen has been very hit or miss for me. I’m not sold on the fact that I need to read this book but you have me intrigued for sure!

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