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The wife between us, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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The wife between us
Title
The wife between us
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Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
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Language
eng
Summary
The divorce has just become final, and Richard is already engaged to someone. One woman is determined to change that situation-- no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancâee. A tangle of lies-- that hide some dangerous truths
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Review
  • A thriller told from the perspective of three narrators: a woman, her ex-husband, and his fiance. The storyline is intricate and nonlinear and the characters are likable, but unreliable. This one will keep you guessing. -- Kelly Moore, Carrollton Public Library, Carrollton, TX. (LibraryReads, January 2018)
  • An angry ex-wife is stalking a young, innocent fiancee who is a carbon copy of her former self…or so it seems.<br><br>The use of a multiviewpoint, chronologically complex narrative to create suspense by purposely misleading the reader is a really, really popular device. Two words: <i>Gone Girl</i>. While we are not the fools we once were and now assume immediately that we are being played, the question is whether we still take pleasure in the twists and revelations that follow. Pekkanen (<i>The Perfect Neighbors</i>, 2016, etc.) and Hendricks' debut collaboration falls into the first wife/second wife subgenre of this type of story (e.g., <i>The Girl Before</i>, <i>The Last Mrs. Parrish</i>). In all of these, an unbelievably handsome, wildly successful, secretive, rigid, orderly, and controlling husband—here it's Richard, a 36-year-old hedge fund manager with "a runner's wiry build and an easy smile that belied his intense navy-blue eyes"—marries the same type of woman more than once, sometimes more than twice. Of course, he's not who he seems. Perhaps the female characters are not, either. Here, we meet Nellie, an adorable New York preschool teacher who is not quite sure she wants to give up the fun, shoestring, highly social lifestyle she shares with her roomie to move to a sterile suburb with Richard. But the wedding date—of course he hasn't even told her the location, just "buy a new bikini"—draws ever closer. Something bad happened to Nellie in Florida a long time ago that has made her anxious and hypervigilant. Meanwhile, Vanessa, the spurned wife, lives with her artist Aunt Charlotte (a great character), is boozing heavily, and is about to lose her job at Saks. She's stalking Nellie, determined to prevent the marriage at all costs. Since you know there's got to be more to it than this, the fun is in trying to figure it out before they tell you. We didn't! One of the subplots, the one about the bad thing in Florida, was fresher than the main plot—maybe Hendricks and Pekkanen should have written a whole book about that.<br><br>Easy to read, smoothly put together. A good airport book.(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2017)
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10616305
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DLC
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Hendricks, Greer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E5297
LC item number
W54 2018
Literary form
fiction
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Pekkanen, Sarah
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True
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  • Revenge
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Marriage
  • Divorced men
  • Divorced women
  • Adultery
  • Adultery
  • Divorced men
  • Divorced women
  • Marriage
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • SUSPENSE
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • FICTION / Women
Label
The wife between us, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781250130921
Lccn
2017037534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983599467
Label
The wife between us, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781250130921
Lccn
2017037534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983599467

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