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The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

St. Martin’s Press
January 9, 2018/ ISBN 1250130921

Reviewed by Robin Thomas

Of all the books in the dysfunctional couple thriller genre, The Wife Between Us is the best that I have read and I am a huge fan of these types of books. The plot is so complex and the storyline threads so interwoven that it is hard to review this book without giving away spoilers but it would be an injustice to not share just how good this book is.

The story revolves around the love triangle. Vanessa is the ex-wife and she is clearly grieving over the end of her marriage. While reading this book I went back and forth between thinking that Vanessa was expressing the normal stages of grief or was she going insane. Richard is the ex-husband who is described, by the authors, as the “perfect husband.” As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Richard is not “perfect” but is this due to Vanessa’s mental illness or is he a master of hiding the truth from the outside world. The last member of the love triangle is Emma, she used to be Richard’s administrative assistant, now she is engaged to be his second wife. Emma believes that she has found “her knight in shining armor.” As the wedding day approaches, Emma starts to see some “chinks” in her knight’s armor, which she tries to explain away but Vanessa’s interference is not helping. The only things that are clear throughout this book is that everyone wears a mask and reality is mired in the complexity of the love triangle.

The Wife Between Us is written by two authors who have perfected the art of writing in one voice. The writing is so crisp, clean and wickedly twisted that I have a hard time putting the book down because it is chocked full of unexpected moments. I don’t remember the last time that I have read a book in which all of my assumptions about the plot were wrong. The Wife Between Us is one of the best psychological thrillers that I have ever read and I can’t stop raving about this book. It is heading to the silver screen and I am keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that the cast and crew can capture the magic of this awesome book.

Thanks so much to the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to review this blockbuster book.

Reviewed 2018