Welcome to my stop on the tour for The Wife Between Us, this is an adult psychological thriller. I am happy to share with you my thoughts on this pretty amazing book. As it gets a little closer to the release date, I will be hosting a giveaway, so stay tuned. Thank you for stopping by.
The Wife Between Us
by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Expected Publication: January 9th 2018
Genre: Adult, Psychological, Thriller
“The woman before . . .
Vanessa and Richard fell deeply in love and were married for seven years – until he left her for another woman, someone younger and more desirable. She now spends her days immersed in painful memories, trying to decipher how it all went so wrong. Of course, she isn’t blameless – she was never the woman Richard thought she was.
. . . the woman after
Nellie is engaged to the man of her dreams. Caring, charismatic and accomplished, Richard provides her with the security she has always craved. But as their wedding draws closer, she can’t shake the sense that someone is watching her. That someone is following her wherever she goes.
The wife in between . . .
No one knows the truth about what really happens within a marriage, even a seemingly happy one. But Vanessa is certain of one thing: She will do whatever it takes to stop Richard’s wedding before it’s too late . . .”
At first, I thought this was going to be about a wife that got left for a younger woman, but it turned out to be a little different and by different, I mean head spinning twists and psychological thrilling suspense. And, I will do my best not to give too much away, because I do not want to ruin anything at all.
Vanessa is trying to pick up the pieces of her life and put them back together, her divorce was messy, and all of her drinking doesn’t help matters either. She has so many questions running through her head about how did everything go so very wrong with her marriage. Why did her husband leave her, and for another woman? But, as the the pieces start to fall together, Vanessa comes to a truth that she just can’t believe.
The story given in alternating point of views from Vanessa and Nellie. So, with two POV’s, we have the ex-wife and the wife to be. The way this was written gave a little bit of past and information in each chapter before going back to the other person, so I couldn’t make up my mind who I was suppose to be trusting or even rooting for. Was Vanessa just obsessed with her ex husbands soon to be new wife, or was she just crazy? Was Nellie blind to what was right in front of her. Just when I thought I thought I had one part figured out, well, insert twist here… It wasn’t until the end when I figured out what exactly was going on. And that I loved! I think having both unreliable characters was a fascinating twist all in itself.
The story that unfolds is a fast paced, dark and spine tingling one, but even with the fast pace allowing each piece of the puzzle to fall into place. There are so many twists and turns, nad one the I absolutely did not see coming. What an addictive read! I am always on the lookout for a fantastic psychological thriller, and I that is just what I got with The Wife Between Us!
Her life with Richard is beginning. My life feels as if it is ending.
Soon she will step into her white dress. She will smooth makeup over her clear young skin . She will wear something borrowed and something blue. The musicians will lift their instruments to serenade her as she slowly makes her way down the aisle, toward the only man I ever truly loved. Once she and Richard look into each other’s eyes and say “I do,” there will be no point of return.
I must stop the wedding.
It is now four A.M. I haven’t slept. I’ve been staring at the clock, going over what I need to do, playing out the various scenarios.
She hasn’t moved out of her apartment yet. I’ve checked. I will be waiting to intercept her today.
I imagine her eyes widening, her hands flying up to protect herself.
It’s too late! I yearn to scream at her. You should have stayed away from my husband!
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 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.
The tour was organized by St. Martin’s Press…