Join today and start reading your favorite books for Free!
Rate this book!
Write a review?
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE FIRST 4 CHAPTERS ONLYNellie is engaged to Richard. Nellie is being followed ... by Vanessa, Richard's ex-wife. Vanessa lost her husband, her home, her life style when Richard told her to leave. Now she's preoccupied with the much younger, prettier woman.Do you believe any of that? Is it the truth? A lie? A partial truth?The book promises twists and turns that will astound us, the readers. The first chapters are told mainly in Vanessa's voice. Of course, that may change. T...
An option for readers before the release date (1-9-18) is to read a Kindle edition of the first four chapters of THE WIFE BETWEEN US BY Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. After finishing the fourth chapter, I am sold on the foreshadowing, the plot moves on a smooth rail between scenes, and the writing is miles above the ground. I can't wait to read the novel in full, and hope it never lands!
From the very first page, I knew I was in for a fun ride. I love reading twisty thrillers with a strong female voice. Because I received an ARC from our publisher, St. Martin's Press, and was made aware of all the twists and turns, I read it from the lens of seeing if I could figure out what was around the corner. And I was pleasantly surprised. With a plot that reminded me of Sleeping With the Enemy to the shocking bombshell at the end, I relished in spending time dissecting this marriage and a...
ASSUME NOTHING.Women's fiction's obsession with domestic psychological thrillers continues into 2018 with THE WIFE BETWEEN US (St.MartinsPress) written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. We know there are three sides to every story, but what's going on between Nellie, Emma and Richard involves many, many more. Who is the liar? Who is telling the truth? Assume nothing. When you read this book, you will make many assumptions, but that will be a mistake. You will assume you are reading about an...
3.5 ⭐It's slight confusing at the start.
THE WIFE BETWEEN US WRITTEN BY GREER HENDRICKSThis was a slow burning psychological thriller that for personal reasons I picked to read based on the title only. I don't usually choose my books to read for the title only. At times this was confusing for me (It might just be me), but I kept confusing the ex-wife Vanessa with the engaged Emma. I would have to go back and re-read it to know for sure, but the narrative seems to intermingle Vanessa and Emma's jobs and Aunt Charlotte who is a great sup...
Since this was listed as a thriller I wanted to read it. It is far from a thriller - it is more chick lit. I wanted to like it but I didn't. It goes back and forth between two women who both like the same guy. One happens to be married to him, then divorced. It seems she is obsessed with the younger woman, but there is a reason. I can't say too much because it will give the story away. Anyway, if you are looking for a good thriller, this isn't it, but if you enjoy chick kit you will probably enj...
Well that was quite a ride! Hard to put down once you start. Couldn't wait to see what happened next.
3.5 stars. I’m really bad at guessing who done it (even if the killer is standing over his victim with a smoking gun I still suspect the butler…) so this book was entertaining and suspenseful but not to be taken too seriously. It’s a great beach read with a few twists that keeps it interesting.
This is exactly the type of book I love to read! The language is descriptive, so I can easily create a movie in my mind of what is taking place. The story is gripping, and it is hard to put the book down. Finally, the twists and turns in the plot make it an exciting read. I can’t decide if I liked this book or An Anonymous Girl, written by the same authors, better. I will definitely be looking for more books by these authors!
I am already totally hooked on this one. The story of an ex plotting revenge on her replacement is really nothing new, or so I thought until I started reading this. It's hard to explain, but the tone the authors set and where they choose to start the narrative make it clear that this is a new take on the idea. I love the switch between perspectives. I am a sucker for that kind of narrative shift, especially when it's done well, as it is here. Rather than just moving back and forth without changi...
Perfect life or a perfect nightmare? Bam! I'm hooked!Perfect husband. Check. Perfect wife. Check. Fairytale wedding. Check. Perfect life. Check...or maybe not... Bam! This psychological thriller gave me whiplash and I've only read the first four chapters of THE WIFE BETWEEN US! Five stars is not enough! Four chapters is not enough! I need the whole book stat! First, I love the cover. It's quite eerie with the two similar women, plus the blue color sets the tone for what you might find inside. I
Started out full of suspense. With every page I turned, I felt something was about to happen! I kept waiting! And waiting! Nothing ever really did get going to me. All along, I felt I was trying to figure out each character. It was a little confusing at times. I felt as if pages were stuck together and I was missing a page due to the ‘jumping around effect’. Nope, pages were not stuck, it was just a little confusing. A few times I felt like the authors had described a detail and then described t...
Things are not always as they seem as you will find out on pages 142-143. Reading the first part of this book you think you’re reading about two different people. I’m still confused by who did what in the first part and who I felt sorry for. But I won’t go back and RE-read like some reviews state. I think the author meant you to feel this way. It’s an interesting feeling to have finished a book and still be confused by the entire first half. Then the untwisting begins and I could not put this bo...
One of the many things I enjoyed about this book was the ending. It came out of nowhere for me and left my jaw on the floor; that's an awesome book in my opinion. Not to spill any details but, when the "truth" was revealed, it was totally unexpected. I honestly thought I had this book figured out and could guess what was going to happen, but was I mistaken. There were so many twists and turns and the plot of the story was beyond excellent. A really good read full of suspense and thrills.
The authors vividly and accurately capture the experience of emotional abuse within a romantic relationship. The minor invalidations, the nurturing of confusion, doubt, and reliance on the abuser, the gaslighting...all captured very realistically. This felt like reading a story I knew quite well. Page turner, read it in 2 days!
Four stars because I couldn’t tear myself away from it. I understand and agree with the bad ratings too but I actually kind of liked this in the way I like John Grisham books- not looking for a classic- just a little entertainment. I thought the ending was weak.
Great suspense/ mystery/ thriller!I didn't want to put it down!!!
Psychological thriller that kept me guessing until the end. Some aspects were a bit of a stretch but overall it was a great book that I couldn't put down.
This was a great book! Very suspenseful and engaging throughout the whole book. I always wanted to keep reading. Lots of twists.
I had to wait a long time to get this book from the library because of the hype around this book. Finally I got the book and really liked it. The first 150 pages were really intriguing, talking about Nellie and the shifting narratives between two women. After the big reveal I felt the book went by slowly. There was no sort of urgency like Gone Girl where you want to know what happens. The thrilling part was kind of overrated. There wasn't anything thrilling or mind boggling about this book and t...
This book was a disappointment. The story failed in so many areas of the book and it was redundant. At times, the story was building but didn’t bring it home. Reading this book it was apparent it was written by two different authors, some areas flowed and other areas boring. Time wasted on unimportant aspects and the interesting areas not explored enough. Honestly, I expected more and it didn’t deliver.
Loved the story until I got to the first ''reveal'' about 1/3 in. Then it spiralled into a silly game of trying to fool the reader. By the time I finished I didn't care who did what to who at what time under what guise. Too bad.
What a great book!!! Great writing. So entertaining!!!
Smart story and amazing connections between facts
Well I was looking for a quick read and this was exactly that, but.... I loved the book for the most part but felt the end was too neatly wrapped it! Emma’s actual part was too over the top!
Had me on the edge of my seat!
Ok this book was a good rideI loved it. It was not what i was guessing and for that i fell in love This is really a great read and will make you go through the pages like crazy
It was a great read. It had several twists that I didn't see coming. I will look for more books by these authors.