The Wife Between Us Review

WifeBetweenUs

2.5stars

Title: The Wife Between Us
Author:
Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Genre:
Domestic Thriller
Edition/Pages:
Audiobook, 11 Hours 12 Minutes
Goodreads page

Summary

This follows a woman who is obsessed with her ex-husband’s new fiancé. She slowly reveals what happened in her marriage and all the dark secrets that have been hidden.

I really don’t want to say much here – there isn’t a ton of plot to this story and I don’t want to spoil anything.

Overview

This is domestic thriller following an unreliable female character.

I personally did not find this book book suspenseful or creepy in any way. However it does touch on some pretty serious subjects. So check out the content warnings on my Goodreads review if you’re sensitive to any triggers. However! Many of them are spoilers so I recommend skipping them if you can handle most thrillers.

What I Liked

  1. The twist at the halfway point was FANTASTIC. I couldn’t believe how much it took me by surprise. I actually gasped out loud at the gym. Unfortunately it was the only shocking thing in this book…
  2. I enjoyed the subtle insanity of the characters. Unlike a lot of other thrillers I’ve read recently, this book was not over the top with it’s twists or character arcs. Everything about this felt realistic and plausible.

What I Didn’t Like

  1. This was so. dang. slow. This book dragged on for way too long. Half the time I felt like we were aimlessly following the main character as she repeated the same things over and over.
  2. The final reveal(s) felt really disappointing. I was expecting another twist or something shocking… but it just ended. I wanted so much more from this.

Overall, this was quite disappointing. I was expecting a twisty, suspenseful thriller but this is more domestic fiction. I didn’t get a single spooky/thrilling vibe out of this. However, I did enjoy the authors’ writing style so I still plan to check out some of their other books!

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