I’ll be the first to admit that suspense thrillers aren’t my go-to genre. I’ve read and enjoyed many, but when it comes down to it, I’m more of a cozy and romantic reader, enjoying nothing more than the blossoming of a relationship and the Happily-Ever-After it generates. But every once in a while, something will tug me in a different direction and won’t let go until I follow it. In this case, it was The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
And I was not disappointed.
It’s been said that those who enjoyed Gone, Girl and The Girl on the Train will like this book. I agree. I read both, and while I enjoyed one more than the other, I liked the idea of the unreliable narrator, and how I as the reader couldn’t really believe anything I was told, by anyone. That same device is used here with what I feel to be great success. The plot is twisty, and even though I was able to figure out the main twist about 1/3 of the way in, it was done cleverly enough and there were enough twists remaining that it didn’t ruin the story for me. The ending was satisfying, even though I feel the impact was blunted a bit by an unnecessary epilogue. Still, it was a wholly enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more by these authors – and watching the inevitable screen adaptation!