Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen 12


The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us

by Greer Hendricks

and Sarah Pekkanen





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.


My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


Nick had waited tables alongside Nellie for a year, until he moved to Seattle with his band. Slick Nick, they’d all called him, although a few heartbroken women in his wake had modified it to Nick the Prick. He was the hottest guy Nellie had ever dated— although “dated” wasn’t an accurate description of their encounters, since most took place in a bedroom.


Nellie’s favorite part of the day was show-and-tell, which was predictably unpredictable. Once Annie had brought in a miniature Frisbee she’d found in the medicine cabinet. Nellie had returned the diaphragm to Annie’s mother at pickup. “At least it wasn’t my vibrator,” the mother had joked, instantly endearing her to Nellie.


I was happy, I think, but I wonder now if my memory is playing tricks on me. If it is giving me the gift of an illusion. We all layer them over our remembrances; the filters through which we want to see our lives.



My Review:


The Wife Between Us was brilliantly crafted, ingeniously written, and diabolically clever. I was instantly sucked into the hypnotic vortex of the narrator and remained enthralled with my Kindle while taut with tension, intensely curious, and helplessly intrigued. These frighteningly talented authors lured me into several traps and forced me to see the main characters under a completely different lens multiple times. My opinions were constantly shifting and I was frequently conflicted and challenged. I couldn’t decide whether to pity, admire, or revile the main narrator, nor could I tell if she was depressed, crazy, a vulnerable fool, or fiendishly devious. It was perfection. I am in awe of the stellar wordcraft and have an intense yearning to reread and savor this stunning tale one more time.


12 thoughts on “Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

  1. Reply Bewitched Reader Nov 30,2017 4:36 am

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this one too!

  2. Reply Mandi Wasmer Nov 30,2017 4:49 am

    See, this book was fantastic! I want to reread it as well, the writing was extraordinary and I can’t get the plot out of my head!

  3. Reply BooknBeer Nov 30,2017 7:07 am

    Sounds like a great read. Have seen this one around but hadn’t seen a review. May well pick it up.

  4. Reply Megan @ Ginger Mom Nov 30,2017 7:59 am

    Oh this book again! I can’t wait to read it. Really should have signed up for this tour lol 🙂 Love your review!

  5. Reply stacey37 Nov 30,2017 11:30 am

    This sounds really interesting, especially from the synopsis ‘assume nothing’. Great review.

  6. Reply Caroline Nov 30,2017 12:25 pm

    *sighs and runs off to NetGalley to request my own copy*

  7. Reply terriluvsbooks Nov 30,2017 2:03 pm

    I think this is the third review I’ve read of this book and all of them have been so positive.

  8. Reply Swibells Nov 30,2017 5:42 pm

    I’ve been looking at this one everywhere! I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be a hit. It definitely sounds like one. Great review!

  9. Reply Wynne Katherine Nov 30,2017 6:27 pm

    This looks like an awesome read. For some reason this book somehow gives me the Gone Girl vibe lol

  10. Reply Katie @ Book Ink Reviews Dec 1,2017 9:29 am

    You’re the second blogger I follow regularly that has reviewed and loved this book. I’m going to have to look into it now. It sounds like they wrote everyone realistically. No one was a cartoonish bad guy or good guy. Everyone had shades of white and black and gray.

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