It's been a while since I wrote a book review. How dare I?!
The novel I am writing about today is The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks. Lately, I have been reading anything that brings me closer to what I felt when I read Gone Girl and all the other books that Gillian Flynn wrote. Well I definitely found that in this one.
I will say at the beginning, my focus got pulled away a few times. It's not that it wasn't well written but I didn't get fully pulled in until Part 2. Why?
Because that's when the book took a hard right turn. I was enjoying the story through out Part 1. The characters were very well developed. I could feel everything that they were feeling, I was on edge when they were on edge, and I was even worried at times. When I get worried about characters that's when I know I am fully invested into any book I read. If it takes me too long then I seem to put the book down and walk away. Luckily you will only see books on here that I have truly fallen in love with.
This is where I warn you that spoilers are about to happen and to avert your eyes.
Again... spoilers ahead.
When Part 2 came along I was completely thrown off when the two people I have been reading thus far were the same person. This is where I read through the rest of the book in one sitting. The characters that were so developed in the first part made you want to know more about what happened. It was honestly so contrasting between the two that you can't help but wonder what happened? Was it really her? Or was it him?
I am still so amazed at how well written the characters were at the beginning. Even though it turns out to be just one person, with how contrasting they are, it truly was two different people, before and after.
At the end when the husband ends up in a treatment facility is when I started thinking about all the clues that were presented about his obsessive behavior throughout Part 1. Those clues were so well hidden. I will say that I thought he was being possessive at first but then I played it off as the knight in shining armor. This has been one of my favorite books that I have read in a long time. It was definitely worth picking up and sharing with all of my friends.
In fact they all sent me the same text when Part 2 happened... "WTF?!"