My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Okay, let me just say something. I read a lot of thrillers. Dark and twisty is my thing. The darker and twistier the better, please. So let me make a bold statement. The Wife Between Us was the twistiest book I’ve read in a really long time. There. I said it.
I honestly don’t even think I can do the book justice with my own summary, plus any discussion of the plot will give away key pieces of information for any future readers. So, instead, I will do something I don’t do often, and give you the summary from the book jacket (because it’s just that spot on):
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.
Props to Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen for publishing a truly shocking series of events. “Assume nothing” is the key here. I must admit I made a lot of assumptions along the way, only to have those assumptions shattered. But, that’s not the thing that made this book great. Most books have one or two moments where you’re “surprised.” This book had moments that changed the entire course of the story. You thought you were heading down one path with the characters (let’s say in a car), only to find out that you were really on an airplane flying in the opposite direction.
(Insert: “What just happened?”)
I found this book through my Book of the Month subscription, so let me just take a minute to hail the Book-of-the-Month Gods for offering this exceptional title. If you have not read this book, do it. Right now. You won’t regret it.