Friday, 2 March 2018

Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Book: The Wife Between Us

Authors: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen 

Read on: Kindle 

Read in: 3 hours 

Pages: 353

Plot Summary: 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.

Things I Liked: 
  • This is a really interesting, twisty book. It starts off as one thing- the story of a wife, who has been left for a younger woman- but then becomes something much more interesting! 
  • This book is written in a really interesting manner. You read these series of chapters from someone you think is someone else.. and .. well, let me not spoil it any further.. but it is written in a very interesting manner! 
  • Trigger Warning: The book deals with domestic violence, gas lighting and emotional manipulation. So, if these topics or depictions of situations depicting these issues are triggering to you, then stay away from this book! 
  • The characters are really nicely etched out. We see "Nellie" as she goes through hell in her marriage, we get to see Vanessa- a young, vivacious, elementary school teacher who is about to marry a dream guy- and how she slowly loses touch with her friends and leads a totally isolated life in the suburbs. We also get to see some chapters from the perspective of the "other woman". So, the book moves along nicely and there is never a dull moment. 
  • There is a nice little twist (of sorts) in the end, which is not really a big deal, all things considered, but is a nice touch. 

Things I Didn't Like: Nothing really. This is a really quick read and is nicely written too! 

Rating: 4/5 
If you're looking to read a good psychological thriller, then this is a good one! Plus, it is available for Rs. 50 on Kindle right now! 

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