The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Book Review: 4 out of 5 star rating
All is not what it seems in this complex and clever thriller. Nellie, a New York preschool teacher, is happy with her work and her lifestyle. When she meets Richard, she’s swept off her feet into quite a different world of affluence. There are hints galore about “something” that happened to Nellie in her past that has made her a very “nervous Nellie”. Her telling of the story fluctuates with the telling of the story by Vanessa, Richard’s ex-wife. She now lives with her Aunt Charlotte and drinks too much like her mother did before her.
The unreliable narrator has become a very popular form of literature these days. This is one that I felt was quite well plotted and hard to crack before the author “tells”. There’s a twist halfway through the book that had me sit up thinking “Whaaaat??” and had me questioning everything I had just read. When you think all the twists have been revealed, there’s still one more that I never saw coming.
Quite an enjoyable read and kept me on my toes. Recommended. This book is being published on January 9, 2018 and can be pre-ordered through the publisher:
This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.