The Wife Between Us...
"You were smiling down at a little boy in the airport ; you looked like an angel. And I thought you could save me."
"Save you?" she echoed.
His words were a mere whisper: "From myself." - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
Overal Rating : 5/5
Synopsis ( Good Reads) :
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.
You know when you were a little kid and people would tell you not to do something and you were like nah I'm a rebel and you would do it anyways. Well that was exactly what I did when reading this book. The synopsis says "Assume nothing" and I'm over here like assume literally every possible outcome because you're a rebel like that lol . I loved that the synopsis gave pretty much nothing away except that there was a wife, husband and another women. I mean, this book was incredibly addicting. I read it in a few sittings and honestly after we find out the first shocker I literally did not put it down until I was done. Thrillers are so hard to review because the more you say the more you can make assumptions of what is really happening in the book. The book is divided in three parts and each one has a twist or a big reveal to it. Some books literally make you wait until the end of the book to blow you away with what was really happening and that is one thing I particularity loved about this book. Once you pass the first reveal it isn't like the book is kind of done. Nope, the book just keeps getting better. This book like Behind Closed Doors , although virtually nothing like Behind Closed Doors with exception to this one thing, touches a lot on the topic of marriage and how most marriages are everything but transparent. We see only a what is shared with us. I cannot believe this is a debut novel. Like woah, and even more impressive the fact that it was written by two authors. It was brilliantly written and I recommend to anyone who likes this genre.
One thing I want to expand on just a bit is something that I have been thinking about. I noticed somewhat of a trend in Thrillers. Do not read if you want to know zero about this book before going into it, if you are currently reading these are not spoilers.
As I mentioned above that this book bears comparison to other books that touch on marriages not being transparent. I want to be clear I have read this and many other thrillers that have a very similar train of thought. The fact that I read this does not mean that I am okay with emotional or physical abuse as a matter of fact I think more light should be shed on emotional abuse in a marriage. The fact that I have read so many books lately and I see this so much in books makes me sad for those that are in a similar situation or have at some point been in one. Emotional abuse is horrible!!! I hope that anyone that is feeling this way understands the importance of speaking up and not allowing this to be something that eats you away. Please do not stay quiet.
I hope you enjoyed my review. Now back to reading for me.
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