Enjoyable, but forgettable
Title: The Wife Between Us
Author: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
First published: 2018
Edition: Kindle e-book
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
She walks briskly down the city sidewalk, her blond hair bouncing against her shoulders, cheeks flushed, a gym bag looped over her forearm.
I enjoyed this domestic thriller, but I am not sure it is quite my genre.
It definitely made a nice change from my usual reading fare and therefore it felt quite refreshing, but I do feel like most domestic thrillers I have read (not that many!) feel a little similar to me.
The characters were fine and I could see the manipulations and I liked the way the authors wove the story as a whole. There were a few twists that I liked and a few I thought a bit melodramatic and unnecessary.
I think the ending was reasonably satisfactory, but some of the relationships and connections in this just felt a bit iffy and far fetched to me.
So, overall I enjoyed this. It’s a good one to put your mind on zero and just curl up with. It’s not one that will stick with me, but I would read by these authors again.
This is a rather uninspired review, but I think this is all I have to say about this one.
5 out of 7 stars
CAWPILE score: 7.3
- Characters: 8
- Atmosphere: 7
- Writing Style: 8
- Plot: 7
- Intrigue: 7
- Logic: 7
- Enjoyment: 7