I wasn’t terribly sure about The Wife Between Us. It lives up to the hype despite feeling a little Gone Girl/The Girl on the Train. Seems like you hit the three-quarter mark (ish), then the twist happens which I DID NOT SEE COMING. And completely changed the feeling of the book! So so good.
The Wife Between Us flows seamlessly, and difficult to tell it was written by two authors. I liked the dual point of view from Vanessa and Nellie. They are both likable and relatable. Though at times I did feel a little frustrated at Nellie’s naivety. And Vanessa’s unwillingness to let go of the past could get a little annoying. So despite being an unreliable narrator, you do root for her eventually. She grows into a really brave and clever main character. Alcohol and insomnia played a huge part in Vanessa’s story which I think is becoming more apparent in books. Now, we’re seeing a lot more women in fiction do it as well. Which is refreshing!
An unsettling yet satisfying end to a story. The Wife Between Us is an easy binge read and enjoyable thriller. I’d definitely be keen to read any future releases by these two.
ABOUT THE WIFE BETWEEN US
The Wife Between Us is a tale about obsession. A story about a woman whose husband has left her for a younger woman he is about to marry. Vanessa is a shadow of her former self and obsessed with her beautiful, younger replacement. Nellie is preparing for her wedding to Richard while feeling like someone is watching her. And Richard, Nellie’s fiance at first seems loving and caring but then starts to become more controlling. I don’t want to give too much away about the story as think the best part of the book is the twist.