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Review: The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us
By  Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
St. Martin’s Griffin, 9781250130945, October 2018, 432pp.

The Short of It:

The perfect read is the kind of read that has you putting off daily chores and taking extra coffee breaks to sneak in a page or two. The Wife Between Us is that kind of read.

The Rest of It:

In the beginning, the story seems pretty simple. One marriage ends and the husband from that marriage is about to marry again. The ex-wife has trouble accepting this and is jealous and very bothered by his new relationship. Is she still carrying a torch for the guy?

At first glance, it appears that way. If you read The Anonymous Girl, also by these same authors, you’d know that nothing is really what it seems.

I really can’t say much without giving things away but I like this type of book. I like books that keep you guessing. Many times I found myself putting the book down to ask myself, “What the heck?” At times, I re-read pages. Other times, I read quickly to get to the plot twist. I was eager to know how it would end and that is the perfect book for this time of the year when school is coming to a close but summer has not yet begun. Yes, definitely a good distraction read.

Have you read it? A lot of people ask me if I liked the ending. Let’s just say that I didn’t see it coming. Good, right?

Source: Borrowed
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Review: Force of Nature

Force of Nature

Force of Nature
By Jane Harper
Flatiron Books, 9781250105639, February 2018, 336pp.

The Short of It:

A corporate retreat goes wrong, leaving a missing woman behind.

The Rest of It:

In theory this should have been a real page-turner but in reality it was a story that I really just wanted to give up on. However, because it’s gotten plenty of good reviews from bloggers I respect, I pushed myself to finish it. Me, pushing to get through it didn’t pay off.

A group of catty women head into the wilderness on a corporate retreat. None of them are properly equipped for the elements and when they get lost, they cannot for the life of them pull together as a team and figure a way out. Plus, they aren’t being honest with one another so when one of them goes missing, a woman no one likes, no one really cares about her disappearance. In my opinion, having this unlikable character be the missing woman was a big mistake because I didn’t care if she was found or not.

The added background story of what was going on with the woman at the time of her disappearance really didn’t add anything to the story so I’m not even sure why it was included.

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this one.

Source: Borrowed
Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.