Book Review – The Wife Between US

The Wife Between Us is about Vanessa’s (Nellie’s) failed marriage, her replacement and her battle in deciphering right from wrong. The story reveals the truths we’ll ignore when in love and the lengths we’ll go to in attempts to destroy someone’s happiness.

At it again, but back to square one (or book one, rather)! Book 1 of 2019 is Book Club’s January choice, and one I borrowed from the library, myself. 

Book 1:
The Wife Between US
by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Genre:
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Psychological thriller, Psychological Fiction, Domestic Fiction

Published:
January 2018

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, The Wife Between Us is about Vanessa’s (Nellie’s) failed marriage, her replacement and her battle in deciphering right from wrong. The story reveals the truths we’ll ignore when in love and the lengths we’ll go to in attempts to destroy someone’s happiness. 

Favorite Quote(s):

“I was happy, I think, but I wonder now if my memory is playing tricks on me. If it is giving me the gift of an illusion. We all layer them over our remembrances; the filters through which we want to see our lives.”

– Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Awards (based upon my brief research):
Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller

Pages:
353

My Overall Rating:
2.5 – Written by the same authors as An Anonymous Girl, this one disappointed me. It claims to be a suspense/thriller, but I didn’t get those vibes until the last tenth of the book or so. The first nine tenths felt like a chick lit that wasn’t really going anywhere.The characters were believable and I think the plot had potential, I would have just preferred to have more time spent on the actually thrilling part of the story.

Book Review – An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl is about 28-year-old Jessica Farris’ entanglement after sneaking her way into a psychological study as an anonymous girl. Trying to make it on her own in New York City, Jessica finds herself getting deeper and deeper into that stud, causing her to become paranoid and making her question everyone and everything.

Again, I apologize for the additional book reviews. I’m backlogged as I’ve tried to space my posts out for a maximum of two per week, but I am also attempting to get each 2018 review posted in 2018.


Book 45 was my December Book of the Month choice. I, again, pushed myself out of my comfort zone for this one and, oh man, did it pay off.

Book 45:

An Anonymous Girl
by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Genre:
Thriller, Fiction, Mystery

Published:
January 2019

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, An Anonymous Girl is about 28-year-old Jessica Farris’ entanglement after sneaking her way into a psychological study as an anonymous girl. Trying to make it on her own in New York City, Jessica finds herself getting deeper and deeper into that stud, causing her to become paranoid and making her question everyone and everything.

Favorite Quote(s):

“One of them is lying. But who?” 

-Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, An Anonymous Girl

Awards (based upon my brief research):
None yet – it hasn’t technically come out yet.

Pages:
384

My Overall Rating:
4 – If I’m being completely honest, I was not happy with the December choices for Book of the Month. I chose this one purely because it was the newest book – it hadn’t been released yet. Thriller is one of the genres I try to avoid, yet this one paid off. It was, indeed, suspenseful, yet it was not scary. It didn’t feel like a plot that could happen to me, which helped keep my mind at ease. It had a very well thought out plot with solid twists. It kept me engaged, yet I didn’t get so wrapped up in it that I couldn’t sleep… because that’s why I generally avoid Thrillers…