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Wow... talk about mental volleying...
on 25 February 2018
‘The Wife Between Us’ by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen is one twisted read. I was in the mood for psychological suspense and boy did I find it...
The story is told mainly from the perspective of Nellie, recently divorced from Richard. The marriage and divorce were brutal and she quickly learns that Richard is already engaged to someone. The story then begins to center around what Nellie can do to change that situation...
This could be your typical scorned vengeful ex-wife story who can’t reconcile the fact she’s been replaced for a younger woman. How she’s not handling it well, she’s drowning her sorrows in wine, hides from the aunt that took her in, is failing at her job, and of course obsessing about the new woman. It’s uncomfortable to read, however what’s clear is there’s something in the way she recites her tale that tells us we’re not getting the entire story.
As the novel progresses it is clear nothing is as it seems and you really like none of the characters and who they are becomes the enigma to unravel. And the reader has to work hard at following it as it isn’t obvious with each new chapter who the point-of-view character is nor the timeline. Are we at the beginning of the first romance or the beginning of the second romance... which wives story are we reading... The stories are multi-layered and skewered.
In order to keep from spoiling the story I won’t relate any more of the plot.
You think you know where the storyline is headed and then suddenly it turns twists again. I thoroughly enjoyed the details and the pieces to the puzzle all fit but not in the places that I expected. Even after I finished reading I still wonder if I actually have the story right... but for the mental volleying along I give it 4.5 Stars.