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Everyone has secrets and baggage which this book shows.

So how can Emma be the daughter. As you might expect, some of the twists are better, some are weaker. Readers’ questions about The Wife Between Us. Period.

The Wife Between Us has so many twists, I’d be pretty surprised if anyone is able to stay a step ahead of this book. Emma tells Richard, who confronts Vanessa.

Does that help? Does Maureen have incestuous feelings for Richard? With such wonderful reviews on Audible I feel like a real dumb a$$!! But in the end she finds out that Vanessa didn't know about her mother (the professor's wife) when she was involved with her father (the professor).

THE WIFE BETWEEN US exposes the secret complexities … I was definitely wrong. The apparent jealous ex-wife Vanessa Thompson turns out to be the one who orchestrated her husband’s affair while the princely Richard Thomas turns out to be less than perfect.

It’s a little hard to discuss this novel without giving stuff away, but I will say that the book does a good job of subverting expectations. It is revealed that Vanessa's therapist is Richard's other ex wife, who he threw down a flight of stairs. This part of the novel demonstrates how much Vanessa changed while she was married to Richard. Physical/Emotional abuse. Mrs. Porter: Jonah Porter's mother. She says she is also going to tell Emma how he is tracking her using her phone. To me the Maureen angle would have been far more interesting than a simple controlling husband. Part two starts with what happened between Vanessa and Richard. The authors needed to title each chapter for which woman was the star of that chapter since the dates and years went back and forth.

Mic drop. Hey guys.....and what about his first wife, Kate???? The first is Nellie. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.

The Prologue is Vanessa speaking about Emma- the heart shaped face and the woman her husband left her for. As you read the book, there are mixed emotions, some of which Nelly hated to give Richard up mixed with the fact she wanted out of that marriage and she knew Richard would not allow her to leave/divorce him. Error rating book. Vanessa kicks at him and claws at Richard until she grabs something hard in his pocket. Flash-forward, Richard is in a psych ward. Emma witnesses as Richard almost chokes her to death. For all the details, see Everything We Know about The Wife Between Us Movie Adaptation. And she respected Vanessa for both telling her the truth about trying to get them together and about trying to save her from him. Emma remembered Vanessa’s role in the breakup of her parents’ marriage and had made it her goal to destroy Vanessa’s marriage. It was only after Vanessa made her escape from Richard that she realized she had doomed another woman to the same fate she had suffered. Maggie’s brother Jason threatened to never allow Vanessa to forget what had happened to his sister. Richard started gas-lighting and abusing Vanessa, cutting her off from friends and family. When Maureen put on the wedding rings it freaked me out. A book that after reading it twice is still confusing is NOT a well written book. I’ve mentioned it a few times on the blog though, so it seems like I should just write out my thoughts.

Emma apologizes to Vanessa for assuming she had been the one to encourage the affair. I kept back-tracking because I felt like I had missed a detail and it just became tiresome! Honestly, I don’t think the plot twists are that novel (so perhaps you will think they’re cheesy) but there’s just so many of them that makes it kind of interesting, if that makes sense. Ultimately, this book is mainly good for people who like guessing upcoming plot twists (this is probably why I enjoyed reading this), since that’s probably the best of what this book has to offer. I think that it is a good edition to the thriller genre right after Gone Girl. :).

The prologue is deffo not Emma b/c she said "this is the woman my huz Richard left me for" -- Emma never married Richard. When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. Vanessa not only decided she had to stop Emma from marrying Richard but needed to keep him from getting married at all. Kindle. Lol! The Wife Between Us is an intriguing collaboration between first-time novelist Greer Hendricks and bestselling author, Sarah Pekkanen.It is a page-turning psychological thriller about the lies we tell one another, including our own selves. The Wife Between Us is a 2018 thriller novel written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. It’s a fun roller-coaster ride of a book. This leads to a explosive fight between Richard and Vanessa. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners acquired the film rights for a potential The Wife Between Us movie adaptation in October 2017, though it doesn’t seem like much news have come out on that front since then. It had that edge and suspense I was looking for in a thriller! I’ll be posting my review of An Anonymous Girl (the newest novel from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen) on Sunday! its entertainment, not brilliant new ideas. I thought this book would be about a jealous ex-lover trying to hurt her ex-husbands new fiancée. I was right that she had been following Richard’s fiancée just not to hurt her but to save her from him. The Wife Between Us is decidedly a genre novel. The authors needed to title each chapter for which woman was the star of that chapter since the dates and years went back a. yes definitely wasn't you. When she grew to love the dog he got her as a gift, Richard arranged for the dog to disappear. SPOILER ALERT!!! To save her, Vanessa tells Emma Richard's reality but Emma does not believe her. The following version of the novel was used to create this study guide: Hendricks, Greer and Pekkanen, Sarah. This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Quotes and a Free Quiz on In other words, Vanessa didn't know she was having an affair. At home that night, Richard hit Vanessa for the first time. Reviewing young adult, new adult, and romance since 2013. a blog about my stories, creativity, and medieval books. I think Richard wants to get rid of Maureen , but she, too, maybe controlling. Literary Devices. I’m a little skeptical of books that basically promise a twist ending in the flap synopsis. Vanessa tells Emma the first signs she saw of him controlling her. Emma's parents split up over it, so she set out to get revenge on Vanessa. [The author never told you why Richard insisted on calling Vanessa by the name of Nellie, right? help you understand the book. I was definitely wrong. I will put this on my TBR list. She pulls it free and smashes it into his face. Anxiety.


When Vanessa claims she will tell Emma everything and that Emma will leave him, Richard explodes.

But I don't want to have to reread a book where the author wa. Fear. Plus, the parents dead from a car wreck trope appears here as well, which mystery novels tend to love as well (of course, car accidents are the #3 cause of death in America, according to the CDC, so I suppose it’s not completely out of nowhere. WTF?

Follow along on Goodreads, or keep in touch via the newsletter. Even if you guess one or two of the twists, there’s just a lot of them so you’re bound to be taken off guard at some point.

The Wife Between Us. Boom! This is Emma talking about how she is going to ruin Vanessa's life. In the future, the first thing that will come to mind when I think of The Wife Between Us is “Meh.”

its worth the read! As the book is getting closer to the climax you are stupefied as it is reveled that the entire time you’ve been reading Vanessa trailing after her replacement to find out that Nellie’s point of view is actually Vanessa’s from when she’d first met Richard, her now ex-husband. Period. just closed the book and i am frustrated. Endless boring dialogue. The only thing that cleared up some confusion for me was the fact there were 2 writers and each was trying to be a single writer so repeated so much yet it seemed different because a different writer was telling same story.

Almost contrived. In Chapter 39, Vanessa faces Richard in the hallway outside Emma’s apartment as he steps off the elevator. The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love..

I can't believe readers are saying they're confused, asking this, saying it's complex when it's in the last 5 pages, simply stated in the epilogue.

Nellie is Richard's new fiancée, a pre-school teacher. RESOURCES. BEING ABLE TO RECOGNIZE WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. The plot seems straightforward enough, but of course the description on the cover warns us to be wary of assumptions. thank you! Richard mentions he wants Nellie to "save him" - maybe he is referring. I first read it a while ago and did a giveaway for a copy of the book, but never actually wrote a review. Holtzbrinck Publishers, January 9, 2018. You would have to pay me to reread this. As the novel progresses it becomes clear that Nellie and Vanessa are the same person. 3: Elizabeth: Knapp: A woman in the grave. Honestly this book was great but the ending....kinda sucked IMO. The characters were well written except for Maureen, Richard’s sister. THE WIFE BETWEEN US. Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the book, but always glad to hear that the summaries helped someone! The Wife Between Us asks difficult questions about how much someone’s past can explain or excuse their behavior. I think that said it all!! Vanessa visits him only to find Maureen there; she seems to think there is something going on between the two. The Wife Between Us - Part 3: Chapter 39 - Epilogue Summary & Analysis Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen This Study Guide consists of approximately 79 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Wife Between Us. Vanessa’s story is told in alternating chapters with the story of Nellie, a woman who is preparing for her wedding to Richard.

I found their new book, An Anonymous Girl, to be less cheesy/campy, so perhaps that will interest you more! This Study Guide consists of approximately 79 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - Suggest a Title.

He not only isolated her in their house in the suburbs but refused to allow her to be happy. Emma then realizes she is being manipulated by Richard and agrees to leave him.

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