RaveLibrary JournalFoley...outdoes herself again with this page-turning thriller; it\'s like experiencing Agatha Christie\'s Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None rolled into one ... The island and the ancient folly where the wedding party stays are themselves characters, adding to the feeling of almost supernatural mystery and the unease that something is lurking in the shadows and getting ready to strike ... Only a handful of thriller writers can accomplish what Foley does here: weave a complex plot from the perspectives of eight characters plus an omniscient narrator without causing confusion or reader exhaustion when the plot bounces from one person to the next. Fans of Christie, Louise Penny, and Ruth Rendell will absolutely love this book, which doesn\'t reveal its secrets until the very last page.
RaveLibrary JournalThe incredibly detailed and vivid narrative transports readers to a time when women were seen as no more than a commodity to be traded, and conspiracy loomed in every corner ... This engaging page-turner is enhanced by flawless prose and an absorbing plot, making it a perfect choice for fans of historical fiction and post-Tudor England.
PositiveThe Seattle TimesMacKenzie\'s narrative could better be described as complex vignettes, forming pieces of conversations and events that are oftentimes non-sequential, which can sometimes be confusing and difficult to follow. However, MacKenzie makes up for it with a main character that evokes not only empathy but also a good deal of curiosity. Emma is not a whiner or a weakling; she attempts to make Sao Paulo home in the best way she knows how, by merging with its inhabitants and trying to understand it from within ... Feast Days poses the dilemma of being a stranger not solely in a strange land, but also inside our own lives.
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
RaveThe Seattle Post-Intelligencerwe know that it's a tale of obsession but it's also filled with smoke and mirrors, so many twists and turns you'll think you're in that creepy maze from The Shining. But halfway into the book, we know what is really happening, or at least we think we do. And it's here when we can't help but be in awe of Hendricks and Pekkanen's talent for fooling us so deliciously and so deliberately, while we innocently fell for it … What's different in The Wife Between Us is that we never know the complete truth until we turn the last page, and this is not a hyperbolic statement.