The Wife Between Us Review

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen is clever and very twisty. Coming off the back of reading The Woman in the Window by A.J Finn, another psychological suspense thriller with an unreliable narrator, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this as much. But I did.

It’s hard to go into too much detail about this book as I don’t want to give anything away so I will quote the book’s blurb:

The Wife Between Us
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, ISBN 9781509842827, 346pp, Pub Jan 2018

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. It’s about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement. It’s about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves.

The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman.

You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.

You will be wrong.

The Wife Between Us reminded me of a blend between Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and Big Little Lies. It had some great twists that I didn’t see coming and just when I thought I was on stable plot ground the authors threw in another twist. Maybe one too many twists? I am still debating if this many twists worked or not.

The one problem I had with this book was that it was very clear to me that a main character painted as perfect and charming was not that way. This character made me super angry with their controlling behavior and it was therefore clear to me what they would turn out to be. Therefore I wasn’t surprised by that particular plot twist.

Having just read The Woman in the Window before this book, I noticed many similarities. Both books are set in New York. Both are twisty and have narrators who don’t tell the whole truth all at once. Both have troubled female protagonists. Both have domestic suspense and drama to the max. Both were written by editors from the publishing industry. But luckily they were different enough.

The Wife Between Us was well worth reading and enjoyable too. I highly recommend it.

Verdict: Read this if you like trying to figure out plot twists and turns before they happen.

7 thoughts on “The Wife Between Us Review

  1. Kaila March 8, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    I am such a sucker for twists 😍 This one’s sitting on my nightstand waiting for me to get to it. I’m glad you enjoyed! Great review πŸ™‚

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    • Janereads March 8, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      I hope you enjoy it too! It’s very twisty πŸ˜€

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  2. Sheree Strange March 9, 2018 / 1:09 am

    It’s really interesting to read quite-similar books like these back-to-back, don’t you think? I always end up comparing them as I’m reading the second (even when I try really, really hard not to). I must say, based on what I’ve read of them so far, I think I’d lean more towards The Woman in the Window as a personal for-fun read, but honestly it’s still great to see all of the flawed, layered, angry, “unruly” female protagonists and characters getting so much air-time! Thanks so much for reviewing this, I love reading your insights and verdicts πŸ™‚

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    • Janereads March 9, 2018 / 6:48 am

      Thanks for your comment. Yes it is interesting to read two similar books back to back. I agree with you about The Woman in the Window being a funner read but I enjoyed them both. 😊


  3. theorangutanlibrarian March 19, 2018 / 11:14 am

    I’m really curious about all these plot twists- even if there might have been a few too many. Great review!

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    • Janereads March 19, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you. Yes so many twists in this one!


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