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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners, the creative team behind The Girl on the Train and Ready Player One

From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen comes the next hit audiobook thriller

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions.

You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Listen for the truth between the lies.

This audiobook contains a bonus interview with the authors.

©2017 Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

What the critics say

"Julia Whelan reads the novel in her low, pleasant voice, moving down a register to capture Richard's infuriating condescension and lightening slightly for the younger Emma. With its perfidious turns, this escapist entertainment is a fine example of the 21st century's more cynical version of the O. Henry ending." ( The Washington Post)

"A clever thriller with masterful twists." (Karin Slaughter, New York Times best-selling author of The Kept Woman)
"Readers who were enthralled by B.A. Paris's Behind Closed Doors and Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will love the skewed psychology and shifting perspectives in this domestic thriller." ( Library Journal)
"A fiendishly clever romantic thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." (Anita Shreve, New York Times best-selling author of The Stars Are Fire)

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Just bad

Wow, not sure how I got sucked into this book. The story is boring, uneventful, and boring, oh did I mention that already. I kept suffering through it hoping something would happen. The main character, Vanessa, is weak and stupid. There is a bit of a twist at the end but even that is lame.
One of the worse books I have ever listen to.
I want my credit back.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Nothing to write home about

I stuck with this book and at times couldn't wait to get back to it. Then I'd listen for a while and wish it was over. Decent twist at the end but protagonist weak and unconvincing. The narrator would put on a deep voice when the men spoke and it sounded ridiculous. I was embarrassed for her.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Whiney and frustrating & not shocking at the end

Took a long time (~half the book) of whining and complaining. Finally there was some action and it was decent. But the ending was not shocking. Very anti climatic. I enjoyed listening to the authors describe their writing at the very end.

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Unexpected

This book is fantastic if you like to be surprised! Just when you think you have it all figured out, you don’t. I finished it in three days!

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Kept me listening!

Plenty of plot twists and turns. Believable characters. Accurately portrays the plight of the abused woman and the damaged men who can destroy their lives. Performance is good except the men's voices. I never enjoy a woman trying to sound like a man. It doesn't portray as real so I'd rather listen without the changing of the voice.

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Excellent

Really good book. I found myself sitting in my car longer to play it. #audible1

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Great Read

This was a great book with surprising twists. A tough one to put down. The narrator was also good. #Audible1

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Great twist!

This book stands out to me because it’s one of the few that had me wanting to reread the first part of the book when the big twist comes. The ending has a few connections that feel very forced but apart of that it was a very good book! Highly recommend.
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Well written

A very interesting perspective! All three female characters were well developed and relatable. The ending had a remarkable twist that I didn’t see coming. A bit confusing in the beginning but hold out because it all comes together.
If listening to the audiobook- the character voices are differentiated which is too bad but I figured it out. I listened through twice to ensure I didn’t miss anything.
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Fun, easy listen

I really enjoyed this book! While I did find the performer a little annoying putting on the deep voice to depict a male speaker, the story was interesting and intriguing enough that I got over it. Lovely for beach/vacation listening and travel (I gasped out loud at one point while listening on a plane - haha). Highly recommend! #Audible1

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  • Jenn
  • 2018-01-11

NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

Wow. Great book. If you liked Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine you will surely be a fan of this book. First of all, any reviews about this book being confusing are somewhat misleading. I admit, there is confusion between parts 1 and 2 where I had to re-listen – but this is one of the many great twists of the book. This transition from part 1 to part 2, is a crucial turning point so just understand what is happening before you move on, it is worth the re-listen or re-read. There are some details that might take a bit to become clear, but it does so at the right time, so keep going, everything is timed just right. The editor’s summary is very accurate, it’s not for appeal, it’s just true. Initially, it does seem like one of those “jealous ex-wives gone stalker” stories, but it is sooooo much more. The story unravels at a superb pace, making all the details count – everything doesn’t just wrap up at the very end like so many mystery thrillers. Even when you think you know where it’s going and even become complacent, another level is revealed - or added! Whenever I wanted more to happen, it ultimately always did. I very much appreciate when books resolve or acknowledge all the nuances and minutiae that were included or just mentioned – even if minor, and this book does just that, leaves no stone unturned. It ends excellently and perfectly satisfying. I highly recommend this book.

390 of 416 people found this review helpful

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  • Claudia H
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 2018-01-12

Ignore the reviews that claim it's confusing...

I don't want to write about the content, because I don't want to give anything away, but I think the book was great. I think what some people found confusing was the names, but I think that's intentional, and I think if we were reading the book, rather than listening, that would have cleared things up easily. You have to really pay attention to each characters and their names. I think it's great, and the twists are awesome. Like the summary says, assume nothing.

199 of 212 people found this review helpful

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  • Davina15
  • Chicago, IL USA
  • 2018-01-11

Wow, wow & Just WOW!

Any additional comments?

This book I must admit, about 30% into it I was VERY confused. I was going to start it over cause I knew I'd just missed something. I chose to wait it out and see if it would come together. I am glad I did because once I figured out what confused me I WAS BLOWN AWAY! I would like to elaborate on it but if I did I know it would be a spoiler. It was sooooooo many secrets and twists that you'd never ever see coming lol. This book is definitely going down as a favorite! They should make this into a movie.

143 of 153 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa N. Haynes
  • LANSDOWNE, PA, US
  • 2018-03-06

Too much!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I think the authors tried to do too much with the plot twists. The last one jumped the shark for me. I would have rathered they focus on the demented relationship between Richard and Maureen.

Could you see The Wife Between Us being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I think this would make a great Lifetime movie, but unlike some of the other reviewers, I don't think the story is a good as Gone Girl.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Taryn Marie
  • CHANDLER, AZ, US
  • 2018-01-11

You won’t be able to put it down

I downloaded the audio book because I couldn’t sit and read the book at my desk. So I opted to listen while I worked because I just had to know what happened next.

I have never read another book like it. It makes the plot twist on Gone Girl, epic as it was, look like complete child’s play.

145 of 159 people found this review helpful

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  • lct386
  • 2018-01-12

FINALLY a book that really is as good as Gone Girl

I loved this book.... I listen to 2-3 books per week and can honestly say this is the first since Gone Girl to shock me...so much so that I needed to rewind to be sure I'd heard correctly. Don't want to go on for fear of spoilers.... worth 10 credits.... get this book!

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  • Alyx Picard
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States
  • 2018-02-26

Twists for the Sake of Twists

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It could have been about 4 hours shorter.

Any additional comments?

This book is trying too hard to keep the reader on their toes and ends up twisting itself into knots. At several points, the authors undermine themselves by introducing a new turn that is completely inconsistent with the character's development and it feels like they're just pulling ideas out of a hat. Read THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS instead.

37 of 41 people found this review helpful

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  • Constant Reader
  • 2018-01-12

What a phenomenal dou

The Wife Between Us is simply amazing. I spent my snow day today listening to this book because I simply could not put it down. The twists and turns were original and unexpected. I loved it and hope Greer and Sarah decide to partner again. #definitelyafan

36 of 40 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-03-29

Waste of money

Not suspenseful, boring, repetitive and although the "big reveal" comes at the end I just wanted it to be over and did not care by the end.

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  • Robin Stark
  • 2018-01-10

Stick with it!!!

What did you love best about The Wife Between Us?

The entire storyline was great. Confusing in parts, but worth waiting it out.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Vanessa. Highly intelligent.

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending was fantastic

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

38 of 43 people found this review helpful