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

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Title: The Wife Between Us
Author: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Publication Date: January 9, 2018
Page count: 352

โ€œIโ€™m not afraid of storms, for Iโ€™m learning how to sail my ship.โ€™ Well, Iโ€™ve never feared bad weather, either.โ€

It’s been a while since I last picked up a good thriller so I was both excited and nervous when I started reading The Wife Between Us. I’ve seen a lot of high ratings around and the blurb is interesting enough to convince me to finally read this one.

The book tells us about Vanessa Thompson as she tries to prevent her ex-husband’s marriage with another woman. We are given flashbacks on what happened during Vanessa’s married life with Richard and here we can see bits of what happened to them. Now, knowing that Richard is about to marry another young woman, Vanessa is determined to stop it at all cost.

“In my marriage, there were three truths, three alternate and sometimes compelling realities. There was Richard’s truth. There was my truth. And there was the actual truth, which is always the most elusive to recognize. This could be the case in every relationship that we think we’ve entered into a union with another person when, in fact, we’ve formed a triangle with one point anchored by a silent but all-seeing judge, the arbiter of reality.”

While I like how things turned out, there are some aspects of this book that didn’t wow me at all. The first part was a little bit dragged and the characters are confusing! I had a hard time understanding Vanessa since she can’t make up her mind most of the time. She appeared to be a jealous ex-wife until you find out she’s not but either way her character sometimes annoyed me. And Richard, well I know what he was from the start. He’s the typical knight-in-shining-armor-until-he’s-not in those books. There are also some plot twists in this book that I honestly didn’t see coming. It was kind of clever but I don’t think it was enough for me to give it a higher rating.

The story wraps up nicely, I think, with all those loose ends tying itself and Vanessa finally getting the ending she wants.

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