Published by Macmillan Audio, St. Martin's Press on January 9, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Psychological, Contemporary Women
The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)! "A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour "Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly
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 and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Read between the lies.A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018
Praise for The Wife Between Us:"Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire
“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman
"The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew
"A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault
“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table
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The Wife Between Us, a psychological thriller by writing duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, gives a whole new meaning to the word “convoluted.” Maybe it’s because there are two of them, but these authors have written a book that will make you dizzy! You will find every character pitiable, likable, scary, and psychotic in turn and you won’t know until the end which label is accurate for each of them. At times it was almost too much to follow, but focus hard and in the end, your patience will be rewarded with an ending you didn’t see coming unless you are a lot smarter than I am!
The authors are very clever with their POV devices. I don’t want to get into things that will spoil the “gotcha” moments scattered throughout the narrative but you will likely do several complete about-faces in what you think is going on. Some characters are the same character, some characters are not who you think they are, and some characters will stretch the limits of credibility. Just when you think you’re on the right road, you will suddenly need to veer off on a rocky path, so don’t get whiplash! It’s the Nellie/Vanessa/Emma/Richard story with special appearances by Sister Maureen, Aunt Charlotte, BFF Sam and lovable dog Duke. You will love Aunt Charlotte and lovable dog Duke who goes AWOL to parts unknown. I like to think of him in a home with nice normal people. 😁
Anytime I see that Julia Whelan is going to be narrating a book, I know it will be a stellar performance. The Wife Between Us is no exception. She actually makes the square dancing between characters much easier to follow.
I am going to recommend The Wife Between Us to those of you who thrive on complex characters, mysterious twists, and “Did that just happen?” endings. If you are a person who hates puzzles, word games, and Bingo you may not like it so much because the letters and the pieces are going to be thrown into the air and only Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen know where they will land. Follow the link for an interesting conversation between the authors about working together.