Hello book lovers!
Today, I'll be discussing my thoughts on beloved thriller pick, The Wife Between Us.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
“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.
Here's the deal readers... I did not enjoy The Wife Between Us as much as I thought I would.
I had been dying to get my hands on a copy of this novel for ages, and when I finally picked it up, my peers assured me I would absolutely love it.
Unfortunately, The Wife Between Us fell flat.
While the writing was concise and vibrant and the characters were exceptionally lifelike, the story itself was uneventful and predictable. I blame this predictability on the book's blurb, not the narrative itself.
If the synopsis would not warn readers about "making assumptions" the twists would be genuinely shocking and enjoyable, resulting in a much better reading experience. Unfortunately, the "warnings" made it easy to figure out the pivotal moments that were meant to make The Wife Between Us an enthralling tale.
Despite the novel missing the element of surprise, I also felt that it lacked suspense and thrill. Although this novel is categorized as a psychological thriller and mystery, I felt that it lacked both of these elements. There was no moment in which I felt shock, tension, or even a sense of eeriness.
There's no doubt that The Wife Between Us is a good novel and a great choice for readers looking for a quick read. However, I would not recommend this novel to anyone looking for a thriller or mystery.
Here's some tips that might help enrich your reading experience with The Wife Between Us:
1. Ignore the synopsis
2. Don't think try to figure out the ending, just read.
3. Don't pick this up thinking it's a mystery or thriller; instead, think of it as contemporary fiction.
Have you read The Wife Between Us? Share what you thought below!