we 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.
The Wife Between Us bests The Woman in the Window in the didn’t-see-it-coming plot twist category, right on page 147. The remaining pages, while intriguing, never quite top that early jaw-dropper … The Wife Between Us is built around a deliciously clever premise, and it’s psychologically astute, if a bit dreary.
A slick puzzle box that seems to take the tropes of every Lifetime lady-in-peril movie and toss them in a Vitamix at a rough chop … The brief chapters go by quickly, with one true hand grenade tossed in midway, but there’s something faintly airless in the machinations of its paper-doll players; trapped in their toxic pas de trois, they can’t quite seem to transcend two dimensions.