THE WIFE BETWEEN US

by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The story of a love triangle is told from several points of view.

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    • After all the hype I read about "The Wife Between Us"--the fact that it was already going to be made into a major motion picture (blah, blah, blah), I decided that I had to read it. Written in the aftermath of twisting psychological novels like "The Girl on the Train" and "Gone Girl" where the reader expects to be jarred abruptly from carefully drawn premises to realize that what has been crafted is just a sham--a character's skewed perspective, I figured the 'ah ha' moment in "Wife" would be well worth the reading hours.Well, I was wrong.As expected, Part One sets the story--abandoned wife still hungers for handsome accomplished hubby--and stalks husband's new love interest in an alternating first person and then third person narrative reflecting old wife, new girlfriend perspectives. When Part Two rolls around, the reader has already been prepared to accept a major twist which out of respect for future readers, I will not reveal here. I will only say that the change in pace is abrupt and unexpected but not in the thrilling manner we have come to expect from novels billeted as 'psychological' and 'jaw-dropping.' The anticipated 'ah-ha' moment was more like a dull 'oh'--not so disappointing as to stop me from listening on (I listened to the Audible presentation) but enough of a let down to warn me that the rest of the story wouldn't quite satisfy my craving.More turns and twists do occur, but again, the revelations are not all that exciting. In fact, once the villain is unmasked, the story peters out very quickly in terms of roller coaster thrills . . . and yet beyond that point two other secrets wait to be revealed. Yawn.The fact that this book is a bestseller tells me how important publicity is for without it, this book would never be discussed let alone be recommended by reading circles. The characters are two-dimensional--none are fully developed. The writing is precise rather than literary--I wasn't blown away by profound metaphors or masterful vocabulary. The passion described is indirect rather than visceral; the timeline, even after all the pieces have been uncovered and snapped together chronologically are blurry, skated over rather than detailed. The only part of this story that resonates with any emotion is Vanessa's relationship with her dog, Duke, and the solution to that mystery, rather than providing a sense of justice, is nebulous--left to dangle in the breeze when so many opportunities existed to make that one real connection sing with satisfying vengeance.After listening to 'Wife' for eleven hours, I'm moving out of the 'Girl'/'Wife' genre and graduating to 'Women.' Hopefully, what I find there will be more mature.
    • This book has been in my TBR for so long and few days back, I got it from Amazon. I Was totally looking forward to reading it.So, the story talks about marriage. The hidden and bitter truth of marriage. That does not mean the story is all about the negative sides of marriage. No, it is totally not! This is just a another faucet of marriage, in someone else's story.We meet the characters, Richard, Vanessa (Richard's Ex-Wife) and Nellie his current wife (to be). Richard and Vanessa has been married for, like ten years and they get divorced under a lot of circumstances. Vanessa does not take the divorce in a good way. She becomes a constant intruder between Richard and Nellie, but she had her own reasons.The story is full of plot twists which goes on up and down, like a crazy roller coaster. This has a greater effect on the reader. Which is like this, You settle down by understanding a certain part of the story but, it is not what you think it will be. It turns out to be something totally different. This is the aspect that keeps the reader engaged in the book. Once you start reading it, you are totally into it. The story is that intriguing. You feel that you need to know more.I love almost all the characters, they were well-formed to keep the excitement in the story. I love the narrating style. The story is narrated to the reader from Vanessa's point of view and Nellie's point of view. How each of them face and see their lives, pre and post affects of marriage is well written.My Rating (4/5) ExceptionalThe reason on why I gave 4/5 stars is, that sometimes I got a bit confused with the plot twists. But definitely, it is not a negative point. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read thrillers. This extravagant story filled with love, hatred, and obsession, I feel is a must read.As the synopsis states, Assume nothing and be ready to get into this wonderful Psychological Thriller with magnificent plot twists.
    • A married couple makes their home in Westchester N.Y. He is a Hedge Fund Manager and neat freak. She, a dutiful wife, who loves her job which her husband detests, unable to understand why she still choose to work. The need to control and manipulate a person under the guise of marriage will always lead to a bump in the marital road. At the seven year itch mark, the marriage crumbles and the couple divorce.Can’t reveal more than the above, don’t want to spoil it for other readers.Through mostly narrative pages filled with lots of tension, I navigated this story that is presented in three parts.The first part read slow and frustrating for me as I muddled through patches of fog that seemed to be filled with jealousy or maybe paranoia with the main character.The synopsis pretty much warns the reader not to “assume” anything. Well I’m glad I “assumed” because what was revealed at the end of part one was the only thing that made sense and my assumption was correct, making it easier to move on to part 2 and 3.Part 2&3 made excellent reading with lots of surprising twists and a shocking revelation that I didn’t see coming…or assumed lol!Bottom line, if you’re looking for a stunning thrill, you’ll want to read this one!!A recommended Read.Locksie.
    • I didn’t like the book at all. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen but it never did. A waste of money!!!!
    • If I could rate this book negative 10 stars, I would. Boring, confusing, and convoluted story line.It just drags, the authors felt compelled to provide minute details on every activity, place, object, and thought.The story made no sense, and kept lulling, you to sleep, while at the same time, leaving you perplexed.....total waste of money. Do not waste your money. Borrow, this one from the library, if you need a cure for insomnia.