“The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen appears to be a simple story, one you might have read before, but do not be fooled. The players are familiar, the husband, the ex-wife, the other woman, but these are not ordinary players in a run of the mill divorce, and things are not as simple as they seem.
The adventure begins with a caution from one of the players.“She is unaware of the damage I have wrought; the ruin I have set in motion.”How reliable is this participant? How ominous is this prediction?
Relationships make this a compelling novel; we meet all the usual players, all going about their daily lives. They work; they play, they struggle; they plan. We love them, we hate them; we are perturbed by them. We see the impending trauma from multiple points of view, or at least what appears to be from each point of view. Pieces of the puzzle are strewn here and there just waiting for us to put them together into the perfect picture. However, this picture is far from perfect, and none of the pieces fit together as they should. All the little things are important, but how?
The flow of the book is just like the characters, psychotic, unorganized, and almost rambling, but then plotting, focused, and determined. We watch as the whole perfect world just starts to unravel and crumble, leaving us to question everyone and everything.
The story is excellent, the plot compelling, the twists and turns unexpected. The action is hard to describe without giving things away, but it is a wild ride with twists and turns at every corner. You will not catch your breath until the end.
I received a copy of “The Wife Between Us“ from Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, St Martin’s Press, and NetGalley. This is absolutely a “must read” book. This divorce is unlike any other. However, plan your schedule wisely; you will NOT want to put down once you start reading.