The Wife Between Us – Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

the wife between us

The Wife Between Us
352 pages

3.5 ⭐⭐⭐

Vanessa’s life is in shambles. Mid-thirties and newly divorced, she struggles with insomnia and alcoholism. Most days it’s hard for her to get out of bed and go to work. Once she learns of her ex’s new engagement though, her life practically derails.

Nellie’s a Floridian transplant that’s been in NYC since finishing college. A preschool teacher that moonlights as a waitress to make ends meet, she’s having a hard time adjusting to the new lifestyle her fiancé has brought upon her. Not only has his wealth been a big change for her, but it seems he has brought a stalker into her life. Too bad he doesn’t believe her.

The book has three parts. You think you know where the book is going until you get to Part II and the authors throw you for a loop. Problem is, once that loop is revealed, the whole thrill of the story kind of dissolves. If you’ve read almost any other review of this book, you’ll most likely see something along the lines of “I can’t get into the plot too much without giving spoilers”. Well, I’m saying it again.

The plot was engaging and suspenseful, up until a certain point. Then the story just kind of evolved into a sad story of a man with control issues and the women that put up with it. If it had remained on its previous question-riddled track, I think I would’ve been blown away.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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