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The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks

Paperback Published: 30th January 2018
ISBN: 9781509842827
Number Of Pages: 352

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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 is the first collaboration between Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.

Review by Sarah McDuling

Oh lordy! This is definitely one of those “twisty” thrillers that gives your brain a good work out. When I’m reading psychological thrillers like this one, I can never just sit back and enjoy the ride. My thoughts are always leaping ahead of me, trying to catch all the clues and guess the ending. Sometimes it’s great to be taken totally by surprise but for the most part, I much prefer the lovely smug feeling I get when I have accurately anticipated the plot twists ahead of time. It makes me feel like a master detective!

I’m pleased to report that The Wife Between Us gave me the best of both worlds. I did manage to guess the first major twist but it was only the first in a succession of daringly executed twists and turns. This is really the perfect situation as I get to pat myself on the back for being a clever detective while still getting a nice “AHA!” moment.

Told in alternative perspectives, this is one of those books where you don’t know who to trust and cannot make any assumptions. Vanessa’s life is left in ruins after her divorce from her ex-husband, Richard. Penniless and broken, she is full of bitter regret. Richard left her with nothing and now he is replacing her with a younger woman. Poor unfortunate Vanessa is surely the victim in all this… or is she?

Nellie is engaged to Richard and thinks the world of him. Haunted by the past, she finally feels safe now that she is with Richard. He loves her, he takes care of her, he is the solution to all her problems. And yet… is it possible her fiance might not be as perfect as he seems?

There is a lot going on in this book. The plot builds to a crescendo with a series of tricky twists and turns. It’s full of mind-bending revelations. Even the plot twists you see coming do not unfold exactly as you anticipated. I fully expect that readers everywhere are going to gobble this one up and start screaming for more!

Perfect for fans of domestic noir thrillers like The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and The Secrets She Keeps.

About the Author

Greer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor. Prior to her tenure in book publishing, she worked at Allure Magazine and earned her Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and Publishers Weekly. Greer lives in Manhattan with her husband, two children, and very needy dog, Rocky. The Wife Between Us is her first novel.

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally and USA Today bestselling author of several novels including Skipping a Beat. A former investigative journalist and feature writer, her work has been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, and many others. She is the mother of three sons and lives just outside Washington, D.C.


Great read


Loved this book had the twists to keep you guessing. Would read it again and again

Central coast


What a twist


An awesome book Well writtten Halfway through the book it's like a shock to the system Great story line Captivating characters Highly recommend



Prepare to be surprised


Simply amazing! Will keep you guessing till the end.



Was good but could have been better


I found the start confusing as the chopping and changing from characters wasn't entirely clear as well with if it was past or present. But then it starts to come together and the confusion was interesting as you figure out who they really are and what their part is in the story. I found the ending a bit disappointing. It was pretty predictable but it was an easy read and kept me wanting to know what happens so I guess that counts for something. I wouldn't rave about it but I also wouldn't tell someone not to read it.

Melbourne, Australia


Wonderful book, great twists


I really enjoyed this book, well written although a little bit slow to start, if you stick it out, it is well worth the read and subsequent twists.



Probably the worst book I have ever read!


I picked this book as it seemed to meet all the criteria for a great read. Bestseller, effusive comments on the cover and great reviews. I made it through the first 100 pages before giving up and throwing it in the bin. It is hands down the most boring and slow book I think I have ever read. The comparison to Gone Girl is not at all justified and the writing style is droll and mundane. This is anything but a psychological thriller. The characters lack substance, are irritating and hard to connect with. On top of this, I found it was just a constant stream of describing a lackluster existence and mundane domesticity. For avid consumers of psychological thrillers, run very, very far away.

Brisbane, Australia


The wife between us


I loved this book full of twists and turns. You did not know till the end what would happen.



The Wife Between Us

3.7 7


A clever thriller with masterful twists. -- Karin Slaughter A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read! -- Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada The Wife Between Us delivers a whipsmart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it -- Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew A fiendishly clever thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing. -- Anita Shreve, author of The Stars are Fire

ISBN: 9781509842827
ISBN-10: 1509842829
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th January 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.6  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.44

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