The Wife Between Us: A Novel
By Greer Hendricks
St. Martin's Press
It would appear that Vanessa Thompson’s ex-husband Richard is trying to replace her with his lovely new assistant Nellie, who seems to be almost a carbon copy of Vanessa. Now Vanessa wants to warn Nellie about Richard before it is too late for her to save herself. But is Vanessa really trying to help Nellie or is she just trying to get the other woman out of the picture?
The veritable flood of psychological suspense novels a la Gone Girl continues dominate the literary market, but every once and a while one surfaces that has real merit. The Wife Between Us is exactly that kind of novel. Co-authored by a former book editor and an author, this twisted tale of deceit and deception is perfectly packaged and polished to perfection for your poolside or beach reading this summer. But why wait that long? If you enjoy a fast-paced, escapist novel that succeeds in what it sets out in doing – i.e. deliver a plot filled with plenty of unexpected turns – don’t hesitate to put this debut on your reading list now.
John Charles, ReaderToReader.com