I normally rate books when I’m reading it and the ratings tend to change after certain twists or if I’m not feeling the book. After reading, The Wife Between Us, I felt that it was a 4 calculator novel. Upon further reflection, I think it needs to be moved down to a 3 (remember, there is no such things as half of a functioning calculator).
I devoured The Wife Between Us. I curled up on the couch and just keep reading. It was super entertaining and I enjoyed how there were a few mid plot twists. However, it turns out some of the twists weren’t needed. It turned the book too unrealistic and it makes the authors seem like they just wanted the plot twists to have more plot twists. Sometimes this works, but most often it doesn’t. Plot twists aren’t the only thing that makes a book great. Sure they can turn a great book into a must read, but they aren’t the only things that matter.
The description of the book reminds the reader that this book isn’t about a jealous ex-wife. I had to keep reminding myself that, because it sure sounds like it. You have an ex-wife who is obsessed with her ex-husband and his young new girlfriend. After about 50% of the book, you start to see the pieces fall into place and the novel turns into something more.
It’s hard to say what makes the book good without spoiling. I really liked the mid-plot twist and it got me flipping pages even faster. I had to know what happens.
A negative for me was that the villain of the novel, didn’t feel too much like a villain. The reader only gets the one side of the story so it’s hard to know the truth. Was the villain really a villain or are we expected to see them as a villain because that is the only side of the truth we are seeing.
3 calculators out of a potential 5. I would still recommend this novel because I had fun reading it. It was a quick read that had twists that I didn’t see coming. Some of the twists ended up being unbelievable and the book lost some of it’s magic because of it. Read it and go in assuming nothing.