The Wife Between Us: The First Four Chapters
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 a
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Nellie is engaged to Richard. Nellie is being followed ... by Vanessa, Richard's ex-wife. Vanessa lost her husband, her home, her life style when Richard told her to leave. Now she's preoccupied with the much younger, prettier woman.
Do you believe any of that? Is it the truth? A lie? A partial truth?
The book promises twists and turns that will astound us, the readers. The first chapters are told mainly in Vanessa's voice. Of course, that may change. T ...more
And I was pleasantly surprised.
With a plot that reminded me of Sleeping With the Enemy to the shocking bombshell at the end, I relished in spending time dissecting this marriage and a ...more
Women's fiction's obsession with domestic psychological thrillers continues into 2018 with THE WIFE BETWEEN US (St.MartinsPress) written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. We know there are three sides to every story, but what's going on between Nellie, Emma and Richard involves many, many more. Who is the liar? Who is telling the truth? Assume nothing.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions, but that will be a mistake. You will assume you are reading about an ...more
If the rest of this book is anything like the first 4 Chapters, I know this will be one book that I won't be able to put down! From what I read, this sounds like a 5/5 read!
Vanessa, ex-wife of Richard, is stalking his fiance Nellie. She thinks Nellie is the reason for the demise of their marriage. However, she hints that if people knew what role she ...more
This was a slow burning psychological thriller that for personal reasons I picked to read based on the title only. I don't usually choose my books to read for the title only. At times this was confusing for me (It might just be me), but I kept confusing the ex-wife Vanessa with the engaged Emma. I would have to go back and re-read it to know for sure, but the narrative seems to intermingle Vanessa and Emma's jobs and Aunt Charlotte who is a great sup ...more
The premise of the book was enough to make me curious, and these few pages I read were really amazing. I could see that The Wife Between Us has great potential, and I believe it'll reach it because the story is compelling, with a unique character, Vanessa, who has a different, specific goal in her mind, and I'd love to know how it'll be explored.
I didn't actually care about Nellie, though, so I'm wondering if she'll evolve ...more
Perfect husband. Check.
Perfect wife. Check.
Fairytale wedding. Check.
Perfect life. Check...or maybe not...
Bam! This psychological thriller gave me whiplash and I've only read the first four chapters of THE WIFE BETWEEN US! Five stars is not enough! Four chapters is not enough! I need the whole book stat!
First, I love the cover. It's quite eerie with the two similar women, plus the blue color sets the tone for what you might find inside. I ...more
I love the switch between perspectives. I am a sucker for that kind of narrative shift, especially when it's done well, as it is here. Rather than just moving back and forth without changi ...more
This page turner is told from the perspective of two very different women, who also have much in common. One is the ex-wife of a successful businessman who has lost herself in despair over the death of her marriage, and is particularly distraught to learn that he is to be remarried. She suffers all the signs of depression - drinking, obsessive thoughts, isolation...and is humiliated waiting on a woman who was formerly in the same social circle.
The other is a young, independent woman ...more
Well written, with some very good characters and scene that will stay with you for a long time to ...more
The book is from Vanessa’s point of view
She is also referred to a Nellie
I had no idea what was going on until almost the end.
Richard is a master at mind games. He perfected it on his first wife, then Nellie and she’ll do everything in her power to stop him from hurting Emma next.
Things are not what they seem
People are not who they pretend to be
I always say things that happen during childhood influence us more than we remember. Little things ...more
Oddly, I had low expectations for this book. Mostly because everyone I knew who had read it loved it and the reviews were great. While I use this very method to choose books, I feared all the hype would leave me disappointed. I was not disappointed at all! I loved it! The characters had depth and the plot was twisty, surprising me along the way. I won’t say more because I detest spoilers. I’ll only say yes, I would highly recommend it.