Former journalist turned fiction writer Sarah Pekkanen has teamed up with her editor and friend Greer Hendricks for her latest novel.
The Wife Between Us (Hendricks’s first novel), tells the story of Vanessa whose rich and successful ex-husband is preparing to marry his new girlfriend. Vanessa is determined the wedding will not go ahead and tries to sabotage it.
The plot seems quite straightforward until a surprising twist about halfway into the story forces the reader to rethink everything that has gone before.
Unfortunately, the twist also interrupts the pace of the book and it seems to take a while to get going again.
It does pick up eventually and luckily there are several other interesting surprises in the second half of this enjoyable book, where nothing is quite as it originally seemed.
A good read, but probably not quite as clever or surprising as the blurb suggests.