PositiveThe Nerd DailyA fun, exciting, page turner that has been rightfully billed as a 21st century Jane Eyre twisted into a domestic thriller ... While our story begins from Jane’s perspective, Hawkins flips the script (more than once) and switches up who we the reader get each section of the story from. We get a lot more information this way, as opposed to having everything come from only one character, but at the same time we get a much more personal view of the story, including tons of neighbourhood gossip, than we would if the entire story were told through a third person omniscient narrator. This storytelling device works perfectly in The Wife Upstairs and will keep you glued to the pages.
PositiveThe Nerd DailyThere are some books out there (The Girl in the Mirror being one of them) that the best \'review\' is someone handing you the book and just saying, \'trust me!\' It is a story you will absolutely be wrapped up in from page one ... Most important of all, for me, in a thriller is the ability to give the reader that \'audible gasp moment.\' Like Clare Mackintosh’s I Let You Go, or The Wife Between Us from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, Rose Carlyle is the latest addition to the list of authors who can give readers that shocking gasp-out-loud moment that thriller lovers can’t get enough of!