Saturday, January 6, 2018

Book Review ~ The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen


The Wife Between Us
by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Publication date: January 9th 2018 by St. Martin's Press


A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.

THE WIFE BETWEEN US is the debut novel of co-authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Hendricks, a former book editor with a major New York publishing house, lives in Manhattan with her family. Pekkanen, the author of seven bestselling solo novels, lives in Maryland with her three sons. THE WIFE BETWEEN US has been sold in 30 countries and optioned for film by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners. It is a Book of the Month Club Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and an Indie Next Pick. Hendricks and Pekkanen are currently at work on their next novel, also a psychological thriller.

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The Wife Between Us is one of those books that is best to go in blind with no expectations and no knowledge of what you are about to read.  You will try to guess what is going on, but you will be wrong.  You will think you know the ending, but again, you will be wrong.  Everything you read will be puzzling and at times confusing, but trust me, the answer to your questions will be unveiled and you will end this book saying ‘Holy Crap!’.  Yes, this book is good…..dang good.

To say I devoured this book would be a major understatement.  This book consumed every waking moment of my life and when I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it.  Other reviewers are 100% correct – this book is “fiendishly clever” and will definitely “keep you guessing” right up to the very end.  I loved the fact that the chapters were short which made this one easy to read, but although short, each chapter was building upon the last and ending in a jaw dropping conclusion.  This story has so many twists and turns and so many layers, you will find yourself reading until the wee hours of the morning…..and just when you think you know what is going on, there is another twist and you will find yourself needing to know more and saying ‘just one more chapter’.


The authors, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are pure geniuses!  You would never guess that two people wrote this book as it flowed effortlessly.  There is a lot of hype for this book, and now I understand why.  It’s clever, gripping, and unputdownable.  If you read just one book this year, I highly recommend reading The Wife Between Us.  With solid writing, a well-executed storyline and enough twist and turns to make you dizzy, this exciting and engaging novel is one you will not want to miss!

5 stars



Greer Hendricks
Greer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. The Wife Between Us is her first novel.





Sarah Pekkanen
"Fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin will strongly appreciate this rising star in women's fiction." - Library Journal.
Internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen's newest book is THE PERFECT NEIGHBORS. She is also the co-author of the upcoming THE WIFE BETWEEN US (out in January 2018).

Her prior novels are: THINGS YOU WON'T SAY, CATCHING AIR, THE BEST OF US, THE OPPOSITE OF ME, SKIPPING A BEAT, and THESE GIRLS.

Sarah's linked free short estories, published by Simon&Schuster exclusively for ereaders, are titled "All is Bright," and "Love, Accidentally."

Sarah is the mother of three young boys, which explains why she writes part of her novels at Chuck E. Cheese. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, all the poems rhymed!) Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. Sarah still has that letter, and carries it to New York every time she has meetings with her publisher, as a reminder that dreams do come true.

Her website is www.sarahpekkanen.com and please find her on Facebook Instagram and Twitter @sarahpekkanen!