The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks an...

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The Wife Between Us Reviews

  • Deanna

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    All the stars!!

    It was the cover that first caught my eye. I loved it. And after reading the description for this novel, I couldn’t wait to read it.

    As the book opens, a woman is unaware that someone is watching her. That someone is out to ruin her.

    can’t talk about the night that began with drinks and laughter, but ended with police and despair.

    But now Nellie feels safe wit

    My reviews can also be seen at:

    All the stars!!

    It was the cover that first caught my eye. I loved it. And after reading the description for this novel, I couldn’t wait to read it.

    As the book opens, a woman is unaware that someone is watching her. That someone is out to ruin her.

    can’t talk about the night that began with drinks and laughter, but ended with police and despair.

    But now Nellie feels safe with Richard. He helps to keep the nightmares at bay. Richard is loving, caring, and protective. He has impeccable manners and seems to fit in anywhere and with anyone. Her friends and her mother wonder if he’s too good to be true….

    But lately Nellie has been getting strange phone calls and sometimes it seems like she’s being followed. Richard tells her not to worry, but it’s starting to make her anxious.

    She loves her job at The Learning Ladder. It’s where she met her best friend, Samantha. She enjoys working with preschoolers, although it can be hard dealing with their insufferable parents. They love to ask personal questions, like where she’s from. But Nellie is careful not to reveal too much about her past.

    Nellie doesn’t know very much about Richard’s ex. Just that they split up before he met Nellie. Richard really is the best thing that ever happened to Nellie.

    is living at her aunt’s house. Morning is the worst time of the day because for a moment she can forget, but then reality comes crashing down around her. She imagines Richard and her replacement and what they are doing at that moment. Her aunt believes that Vanessa is the victim in all of this. But Vanessa wonders what her aunt would think if she knew the truth…if she knew what Vanessa had done.

    She wonders if she’ll ever have peace….

    Vanessa now works as a sales associate at Saks. She waits on the wealthy women that she used to lunch with. Richard got the house, the cars, the money...everything. It’s like he wants to erase their relationship, to pretend like she never existed.

    It’s so easy to make assumptions. I was positive I knew what was going on but I was so wrong.

    Like the book says…

    Who is telling the truth? Who can be trusted?

    At first I found the beginning a little slow, but then I realized that the authors were trying to set the scene by giving some background. It wasn’t long before I was pulled into the story and the lives of these characters. I was so sure I knew where things were headed. I was in shock at the first twist, confused and thinking I read something wrong or missed a page. It was so unexpected ….but I loved it. I really appreciate when a story is able to blindside me like that.

    is a twisted and complex psychological suspense novel. A story about marriage, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, obsession and more. A fast-paced and addictive novel that held my interest from start to finish. This story kept me on my toes guessing right up until the very end. I honestly can’t wait to read more from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.

    Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    I am leaving my first impression above because it still fits how I am feeling several hours after finishing this book. I think some may find the first third of this book slower-building (which I happen to love) and possibly even a tiny bit confusing. I will not give anything away, but keep going. Trust me. I already have a book hangover from this because my next book is not written nearly as well. So about that, the writ

    I am leaving my first impression above because it still fits how I am feeling several hours after finishing this book. I think some may find the first third of this book slower-building (which I happen to love) and possibly even a tiny bit confusing. I will not give anything away, but keep going. Trust me. I already have a book hangover from this because my next book is not written nearly as well. So about that, the writing is flawless. It flows just how I like. Not an extra word. No fluff, no frills. This was written by two authors, and I have no idea how they did it because it's seamless.

    The characters- Vanessa, Nellie, Richard, Aunt Charlotte, even Duke- so much to love, hate, and ponder. This had a completely original premise. And the best part- I was duped!

    The synopsis says it best:

    I was floored! My head was spinning. This is a book you will want to discuss with all your book friends once you finish, so please read it and discuss with me! I hope beyond hope that these two authors write together again. Their effort was perfection.

    Thanks to the authors, the publisher, and Goodreads, for the complimentary copy. This was my honest review. The Wife Between Us will be published January 2018.

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

    Where to start? This is hands down the twistiest, fastest, funnest-to-read domestic suspense in ages!

    Unreliable narrator? Check.

    Breath taking plot twists? Check.

    Fast turning addictive page turning? Check. check. check. check. check!

    Unlike all the other domestic noir books that claim to be the next Gone Girl, THE WIFE BETWEEN US actually IS the next book that people will go crazy over. I'm so ex

    Where to start? This is hands down the twistiest, fastest, funnest-to-read domestic suspense in ages!

    Unreliable narrator? Check.

    Breath taking plot twists? Check.

    Fast turning addictive page turning? Check. check. check. check. check!

    Unlike all the other domestic noir books that claim to be the next Gone Girl, THE WIFE BETWEEN US actually IS the next book that people will go crazy over. I'm so excited, I wish it were coming out before January, because I cannot wait for you and everyone I know to read it!

    This is actually a very simple storyline, you've heard it before. Husband, wife, mistress. The difference is the clever, seamless way it is presented. Trust me, you've not ever read a story like this before. It's genius.

    I've posted a more in-depth (but NO SPOILERS) review on my blog at

    IMPORTANT PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

    So exciting!

    For now, I just want to encourage all you influential readers to try and get your hands on a copy of THE WIFE BETWEEN US. I'm grateful to the folks at Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review it months ahead of publication.

  • Elyse Walters

    The new *IT* psychological suspense novel - to be released in stores everywhere in January 2018 - is GOOD! It’s really GOOD!

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!!!

    I personally think it must have been a ‘KICK-OF-FUN’ for authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen to collaborate together.

    There is a wonderful YouTube of both authors speaking about ‘how’ they went about writing it together - they didn’t each just take one character. They both worked on everything ..... and it sure sounds like they treasured working to

    The new *IT* psychological suspense novel - to be released in stores everywhere in January 2018 - is GOOD! It’s really GOOD!

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!!!

    I personally think it must have been a ‘KICK-OF-FUN’ for authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen to collaborate together.

    There is a wonderful YouTube of both authors speaking about ‘how’ they went about writing it together - they didn’t each just take one character. They both worked on everything ..... and it sure sounds like they treasured working together. Its very cool to see two women working together like they did: touches something extra special in me. Congrats to them both..... GREAT RESULTS TOO!

    I’m not going to going to explain this novel away... but you will meet Nellie, Vanessa, Richard, Samantha, Maureen, Charlotte, Mrs Keene, Frank, Lucille, Emma, and a few other characters.

    Think of ‘all’ the characters in the story - including names I haven’t mentioned as your puzzle pieces. As in doing a jigsaw puzzle, it’s not complete until every piece has been put together.

    The enjoyment of reading psychological suspense novels, often has more to do with the ‘game’ of piecing the ‘story-puzzle’ together than the specifics of the story itself.

    As for the storytelling itself - the writing is excellent- the dialogue superb ....with plots and subplots. Some details were more interesting to me than others. For example - I liked there’re being a pre school - “The Learning Ladder” —but rolled my eyes at the cost of $32,000 a year. I wasn’t too crazy about a parent putting her three-year-old in mandarin classes, karate, and music classes all at the same time..... as it feed into my thoughts of “the hurried child”.

    I’m not thrilled with stereotyping the wealthy parents/ low paying teacher themes in our fiction books too much.... even though I’m aware it’s true. I’m a little tired of it — yet .... I loved the way the characters were developed.

    The biggest enjoyment was trying to fit clues together and do double takes when surprising chunks fell from the sky.

    I don’t want my entire reading-diet to be this genre....but when I do pick one —

    I want the spicy elements of the guessing game to pull the rug out from under me ....

    “The Wife Between Us” YANKED the rug ( out from under me).

    4.5

    Thank You St. Martin’s Press, Netgalley, Greer Hendricks, and Sarah Pekkhanen

  • karen

    every time i read a review where a book is “praised” as being "compulsively readable," i roll my eyes.

    ev. er. y. time.

    and i don't know if this particular book has received that lazy praise-umbrella anywhere, but in general, it's one of those overused empty-calorie assessments that tells me nothing about a book but is taking up space and time where i could have been reading something more useful. wh

    every time i read a review where a book is “praised” as being "compulsively readable," i roll my eyes.

    ev. er. y. time.

    and i don't know if this particular book has received that lazy praise-umbrella anywhere, but in general, it's one of those overused empty-calorie assessments that tells me nothing about a book but is taking up space and time where i could have been reading something more useful. which is how most karen-eyerolls are earned. and yet... i gulped this book down, i got mad when i had to pause in my reading of it to sleep, get off the train, go to work, look both ways for traffic (i read while i walk down streets), etc, and while i'm not here claiming it's the literary masterpiece that's going to change books forever, it is - dare i say??

    COMPULSIVELEY READABLE!

    full review to come.

    (from me - there are plenty of other reviews on here that are bound to be better than mine, have at 'em!)

    okay, “to come” is now.

    so - this book was an unsolicited bonus book that st. martin’s sent along way back when they sent me an arc of

    for review. this arc had a plain white cover, the pub date was 7 months away, and it was written by two authors*, none of which were pushing this book to the top of my stack: i’m easily swayed by cover art, i’m always wary of books written by more than one person, and i had a mountain of arcs with closer pub dates that needed my attention. so i put this one off for a while, figuring it was just one more hastily-written book being plopped onto the neverending conveyor belt of middlebrow marriage-based psych suspense.

    but nooooooo - this is probably** the best psychological suspense i read all year (and i read a few), and i liked this one more than

    , so thank you for the unexpected treat, st. martins!

    i was just being silly up there, but there really is something compulsively readable about this book. it’s a breezy, easy read, but i don’t mean that in a bad way. i’m not sure how to articulate it - it’s unchallenging without being unambitious, if that makes sense. because this had to have taken pretty rigorous plotting and outlining for all the twists and reveals to land***, so it’s damn ambitious, but it goes down like pudding. and along the way, there are a couple of lumps in the pudding - not enough to ruin the taste, but enough to make you pause and say “hmmmm,” and try to figure out what those lumps signify, and i, for one, did not figure it out until the authors wanted me to figure it out. which is exactly what i want out of a book in this genre.

    so - many kudos and much gratitude to those involved in writing and editing this book. it was so much fun (where the definition of "fun" is modulated to take into account the genre standards of people being horrible to each other), and very surprising.

    so no spoilers, suckers! get your own pudding!

    * and i’m not a book snob - no one who has read as much monsterporn as i have is gonna have any judgment left in them, but i do know my own preferences, and one of the authors has published a number of books whose cover montage of “back of a woman gazing out in contemplation at the sea/the woods/some other vista” made me think they would not be aligned with my particular tastes. i prefer action to introspection in my books.

    ** it’s either this or

    *** and it’s

    rare for them all to land in such an early arc, so give the editorial team a pizza party

  • Paromjit

    This is without doubt a tense psychological thriller that makes a impact. It has you wondering if what you were reading was for real, and re-reading to check. It has you questioning what you think you know and where nothing is as it seems. Vanessa Thompson is a divorced woman who is barely managing to keep herself together and her days off from her job at Saks endanger her employment. She exists in a alcoholic haze, the wine bottles in her home attest to this. Vanessa used to be married to the w

    This is without doubt a tense psychological thriller that makes a impact. It has you wondering if what you were reading was for real, and re-reading to check. It has you questioning what you think you know and where nothing is as it seems. Vanessa Thompson is a divorced woman who is barely managing to keep herself together and her days off from her job at Saks endanger her employment. She exists in a alcoholic haze, the wine bottles in her home attest to this. Vanessa used to be married to the wealthy Richard, a good looking hedge fund manager. The end of her marriage has left her floundering as she wonders about the effects of fertility medication, her failure to be the ideal wife, and haunted by events that happened to her when she was at college.

    What pierces Vanessa's alcoholic haze is the shocking news that Richard is planning to remarry. Something she has no intention of letting happen as she embarks on a crusade. She must protect the intended wife, she must not undergo what Vanesssa suffered. However, is Vanessa to be relied upon? And why should another woman believe her? The narrative is delivered from the perspective of the main characters. This is a story with huge twists and a compelling storyline. It dissects the anatomy and complexities of a marriage, the lies, the secrets, the manipulation and the betrayals. Whilst you may have to occasionally suspend your disbelief, this is nevertheless a book that will grab your attention and never let go. Many thanks to St Martins Press for an ARC.

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    I have been sitting on this review for awhile now, thinking on how I want to write it. Each time I started a sentence, I was giving away too much of the plot. I went into this book blindly. I saw that the ratings were awesome and noticed it was a thriller which is my favorite genre, its not only just a thriller but a psychological thriller. I did read the blurb and the blurb didn't give anything away either. I had no idea what this book was about, and this book has lots of twists and turns that

    I have been sitting on this review for awhile now, thinking on how I want to write it. Each time I started a sentence, I was giving away too much of the plot. I went into this book blindly. I saw that the ratings were awesome and noticed it was a thriller which is my favorite genre, its not only just a thriller but a psychological thriller. I did read the blurb and the blurb didn't give anything away either. I had no idea what this book was about, and this book has lots of twists and turns that are full of surprises. The twists and turns make this book so much fun.I suggest you go into this book blindly and hope you get the same surprises as I did. I am using the blurb as my review because I think its perfect for this book, and then I will put down my thoughts.

    A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

    When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.

    You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.

    You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.

    You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.

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

    Assume nothing.

    Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.

    I can not say that I was hooked straight from the very beginning. This one has a slow burn going into it. Once I got into it though I couldn't put it down. It was like a rollercoaster ride filled with twists and turns. I found this psychological thriller to be very addicting once I got to the suspense.

    The chapters are very short, so it is a fast paced read. This book is very well written. I loved the dialogue, and the writing style. The characters were so well developed. This one kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me guessing. All the clues were there but it was like a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces of this puzzle just made this an unpredictable read for me. It was so surprising. I could not put it down and kept wondering what was going to happen next. The book ended very well. It kept my attention and amazed me. It has several jaw dropping moments.

    I recommend it. I want to thank Netgalley, St. Martin's Press and the author for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Meredith

    I loved the first half of this book--I ate up every word, and dreaded the moment when I had to put it down. I was surprised by the first twist--it threw me for a loop!

    I loved the first half of this book--I ate up every word, and dreaded the moment when I had to put it down. I was surprised by the first twist--it threw me for a loop!

    But then as more and more twists occurred and Vanessa’s story further unraveled, I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. I grew bored as I waiting for something to happen. After her final confrontation with Richard, the remaining chapters felt superfluous.

    I finished the final page, rolled my eyes and groaned out of frustration. What had started out with so much promise turned into a bit of a ridiculous mess that seemed more concerned with twists than substance.

    This book is receiving tons of great reviews, and many of my Goodreads friends absolutely love it. I am often overly critical when it comes to thrillers, so I would recommend that you read

    and judge for yourself!

    I would have given this one star, but bumped up my rating as I was completely captivated and entertained by the first half.

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Emily May

    2 1/2 stars. Ugh, I'm almost as disappointed in myself as I am in this book. I don't consider myself an especially astute mystery/thriller reader. Pull out a good twist and I will probably be surprised. But here I saw the first big twist coming, and the string of twists after that left me feeling cold. Trust me to be wearing my detective glasses at the exact moment I really needed to be surprised.

    basically introduces itself in the blurb as a book full of twists.

    2 1/2 stars. Ugh, I'm almost as disappointed in myself as I am in this book. I don't consider myself an especially astute mystery/thriller reader. Pull out a good twist and I will probably be surprised. But here I saw the first big twist coming, and the string of twists after that left me feeling cold. Trust me to be wearing my detective glasses at the exact moment I really needed to be surprised.

    basically introduces itself in the blurb as a book full of twists.

    , it warns. A big chunk of the plot is fairly quiet and uneventful, which means a lot hangs on that moment of thrilling shock one should experience as the authors pull out their surprises.

    And I did. Or, at least, I got the first truth. The authors have this big dramatic moment where they metaphorically lift the curtain... and I was so disappointed to have worked out what was happening. The impact just wasn't there. The slow climb to what should have been a shocking climax was just a slow climb for me.

    I'll give away as little as possible.

    The book begins by alternating between the perspectives of Richard's ex-wife, Vanessa, who has been left penniless and with a drinking problem ever since their mysterious break-up, and his new and young fiancée, Nellie, who is busy making wedding plans and trying to ignore the feeling that someone is following her. Vanessa is determined to stop Richard marrying again, but how far will she go to prevent it?

    That's pretty much all I can safely tell you.

    If I'm honest, after the first twist didn't quite hit the spot, I think my attitude toward the book changed. Where before I'd been eagerly anticipating the reveals, I was now waiting, somewhat unmoved, for the twists to happen. And, of course, more and more did. It gets a little excessive after a while. BAM, twist! BAM, another twist! At one point, I stopped being shocked by the revelations because I figured something else would soon be along to tear that apart, too.

    And that very last twist? I rolled my eyes. It felt so unnecessary and kind of silly. It was already tough keeping track of what the real story was; we didn't need another shocker tagged on. Plus, the whole subplot with Maggie and Jason was boring and took up too much page time.

    Some books are full of enough tension and/or interesting characterization to make it okay if you guess what is going on, and some books pull out twists that are shocking and impressive enough that the surprise carries the story. I know for a lot of people

    will be, and is, the latter, but it didn't quite work for me.

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