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“The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Review

A shocking and unpredictable story, The Wife Between Us brings us characters who are deceitful, sneaky and withhold several hidden agendas, making for a captivating yet unsettling plot. Much of the reading of this novel is spent guessing what is going to happen next, only to find out what I thought made sense definitely doesn’t when the next twist heads your way. You will spend a lot of time thinking you know what will happen next, but you are proved wrong each time.

Readers are also lead to believe that a few characters are harmless and understandable, but others are untrustworthy and malicious. We are proved wrong again. I may also mention that this is not your typical “wife gets revenge on cheating husband” story (which are totally my favorite books)- you will be surprised. The 3 parts in this novel all bear a new lead to wrongs that you thought were right and lead you craving more information as the author finds it playful to convince us we understand the story and then prove us otherwise. I found myself writing notes in the margins (as I always do), and my notes from the beginning are contradicting to my notes in the end, which, as we accelerated readers know, is hardly ever the case.

By the time you finish the novel, the story isn’t over yet. DO NOT FORGET TO READ THE EPILOGUE. This is where we grasp the title of the novel completely, and the whole story comes full-circle.

Later, I plan to blog a more in-depth review of this novel, as I, and I’m sure a lot of us do, have many more specific opinions on how the story turned out. I write this as a way to not spoil the story and to draw those of you who haven’t had the chance to pick this book up to do so. Tune into that later if you have already read it. If you haven’t, read it. Join in on the hype and tell me what you really think of it. If we as readers know how to do one thing, it’s read-so read!

Side Note: I hope you have never been one to skip an epilogue, but we are all sinners, so I get it.

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