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Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Posted on 12 December, 2017 by in Greer Hendricks, Review, Sarah Pekkanen / 0 comments

Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenThe Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Pages: 352
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four-stars

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.

My goal this coming year as a blogger is to read books outside of the romance genre and The Wife Between Us is a book I saw online that people were talking about that I had to get my hands on. And… WHOA! Reading this book was completely INSANE! In a good way mind you… I love psychological thrillers as they are different for me and outside of my norm but also because of the emotions it evokes in me… the heart racing palpitations, the second guessing everyone and everything, the trying to figure out what will happen in the end so I race through without putting it down…

Reading The Wife Between Us was simply… WOW!

I will admit that the first half of the book was a bit slow moving for me and I wasn’t sure how I was feeling but when the big secret was revealed… Just WOW! I know I am saying that a lot, but I don’t want to give anything away. I just want to tell you how this book blew my mind! Everything you need to know is in the blurb… seriously though… ASSUME NOTHING! I flew through the second half of the book because I couldn’t get enough… I had to know ALL THE THINGS!

Don’t go in with any expectations… don’t start reading and thinking that you have this all figured out because you don’t… I can promise you that.

Nothing is at it seems… nothing is completely perfect… no one is being completely honest… simply put—the way that these authors executed this book was seamless and pretty darn brilliant. I would totally read another book from again… and hopefully soon 🙂

I know I am not saying much about the book and for that I apologize. But if you are looking for a masterfully told story with twists and turns and a clever storyline that is different and exciting then look no further than this book!

Watch this video from St. Martin’s Press and it will give you the chills….. ahhhhhh!!!

four-stars

About Greer Hendricks

GREER HENDRICKS spent over two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. Prior to her tenure in publishing, she worked at Allure Magazine and obtained her Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children, The Wife Between Us is her first novel.

About Sarah Pekkanen

Sarah Pekkanen is born in New York City, arriving so quickly that doctors have no time to give her mother painkillers. This is the last time Sarah ever arrives for anything earlier than expected. Her mother still harbors a slight grudge.

Sarah’s family moves to Bethesda, Maryland, where Sarah, along with a co-author, writes a book entitled “Miscellaneous Tales and Poems.” Shockingly, publishers do not leap upon this literary masterpiece. Sarah sends a sternly-worded letter to publishers asking them to respond to her manuscript. Sarah no longer favors Raggedy Ann stationery, although she is sure it impressed top New York publishers.
Sarah’s parents are hauled into her elementary school to see the shocking condition of her desk. Sarah’s parents stare, open-mouthed, at the crumpled pieces of paper, broken pencils, and old notebooks crowding Sarah’s desk. Sarah’s organization skills have since improved. Slightly.
After college and a solo backpacking trip around Europe – during which Sarah got continually lost – Sarah begins work as a journalist, covering Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, Sarah cannot understand the thick drawls of the U.S. Senators from Alabama, resulting in many unintentional misquotes. Sarah is groped by one octogenarian politician, sumo-bumped off a subway car by Ted Kennedy, and unsuccessfully sued by the chief of staff to a corrupt U.S. Congresswoman. Sarah also works briefly as an on-air correspondent for e! Entertainment Network, until the e! producers realize that Capitol Hill isn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, what one might call sexy.
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Sarah takes a job at Gannett New Service/USAToday, covering Capitol Hill. Sarah is assigned to cover the White House Correspondents Dinner and ride in the Presidential motorcade to the dinner. Sarah convinces a White House aide to let her stick her head out of the limousine moon-roof during the ride and wave to onlookers. Later, her triumph is tempered by the fact that bouncers will not allow her into the Vanity Fair after-party. Sarah attempts entry three times in case the bouncers were just kidding.

Sarah takes a job writing features for the Baltimore Sun, and interviews the actor who played Greg Brady. She refrains from asking if he really made out with Marcia, but just barely.

Having left her journalism job to chase around after her three active sons, Sarah starts writing a column for Bethesda Magazine and begins work on a novel. She does not write it on Raggedy Ann stationery.
Sarah signs with fabulous agent Victoria Sanders, who sells her debut book, titled The Opposite of Me, to the editor Sarah has always dreamed of working with: Greer Hendricks at Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster (oh, if only it were that easy – but Sarah is prohibiting any mention of the times she nearly hurled her computer across the room in frustration or wrote entire chapters that were far inferior to those in Miscellaneous Tales and Poems).

Atria publishes Sarah’s subsequent novels Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us and Catching Air. Rights to Sarah’s books are sold in China, Australia, Germany, Italy, Holland, Poland, Canada, Russia and Spain and her novels become international bestsellers.

Sarah’s sixth and seventh novels – THINGS YOU WON’T SAY and THE PERFECT NEIGHBORS – are published and Sarah is currently working on her new book, to be released in 2018. Sarah has also co-authored a novel titled THE WIFE BETWEEN US along with her former editor Greer Hendricks, to be released by St. Martin’s Press on January 9, 2018.

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