The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
I hope, readers, you will indulge me for one more “wife” book blog post. If it was summer, I’d say toss this psychological thriller in your beach bag or bring it up to camp for a late evening read. Since it is almost March, add it to your carry-on or curl up with The Wife Between Us this weekend.
Richard, the handsome, charming, attentive, successful hedge fund manager. (Also maybe too controlling and scary.)
Vanessa, divorced from Richard, lives with her Aunt Charlotte, is hanging onto a job at Saks and trying to prevent Richard’s next wedding. (Comes off as jealous and crazy, but I didn’t doubt she was on to something.)
Nellie, a fun, beautiful preschool teacher, engaged to Richard. (The wife between them)
As the wedding plans progress, Vanessa tries to warn Nellie about Richard’s true nature, and protect her from her pending nuptials.
What I liked: a plot with twists, turns and surprises, characters who are not the player the reader is lead to believe they are (read unreliable narrators) and a great ending that I did not see coming. Hendricks and Pekkanen collaborate seamlessly; I couldn’t tell where one stopped writing and the next started. I’ve started and given up on other books in the “wife” psychological thriller genre; this is a novel to keep reading, all the way to the end.