The Wife Between Us – GIVEAWAY!!!

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A quick jump into the adult fiction world for this fantastic psychological thriller by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen! The publisher’s description of the novel is a superb set-up for a discussion of the book:

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading 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.

Read between the lies.

Despite the warnings, it is hard not to assume you know what’s happening as you follow along the twists and turns in this tale. It begins with the stereotypical story of a successful wealthy husband throwing aside his middle-aged wife for a younger beauty. The ex-wife has been left with nothing after the divorce. She is pitied by her former friends and has begun working in a low-paying job to make ends meet. But The Wife Between Us brings a far more complex drama than this stereotype.

As she tells her story in first person narrative, it is easy to feel conflicted about ex-wife Vanessa. We see her as predator, stalking her prey—the replacement wife. We see her as betrayed, beaten down, and broken—begging ex-husband Richard not to marry the new woman. She gets ever more desperate as the wedding day approaches.

In chapters that alternate with Vanessa’s story, we also meet Nellie, who is getting ready to marry Richard. Their story is romantic and fairytale-perfect. Nellie is young, sweet, and innocent. She works as a preschool teacher for three-year-olds.

But Nellie is scared. She has been receiving hang-up calls. She jumps at noises and sees people in shadows. Is it Richard’s ex-wife?

The Wife Between Us is Greer Hendricks’s first novel after a career of more than two decades as an editor. Her work as an editor included work by co-author Sarah Pekkanen, an internationally bestselling author. This duo transformed their author-editor relationship into that of co-authors. The resulting novel is a tremendous success! (You can hear more about their partnership in a Meet the Authors video on the St. Martin’s Press website.)

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The Wife Between Us will be released on January 9, 2018.

I have a free copy of The Wife Between Us to giveaway to one lucky reader (thanks St. Martin’s Press!). Or, if you’re nervous about counting on a giveaway to snag your copy, you can place a pre-order at Amazon.com.

Click HERE to enter the giveaway!

Have you read any great books lately?

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool – GIVEAWAY!

Yep, it’s true. I have one copy of the brand-new book by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella to give away this week! I’ll be running the GIVEAWAY for one week.LifeguardNew York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Scottoline is well-known for her legal series (which is how I first found her) and her emotional thrillers. She writes one of each of these a year. She also writes a third book every year – she and her daughter Francesca team up to write a collection of entertaining tales from their lives. I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool is their seventh collection of non-fiction stories (Ms. Scottoline also wrote an eighth on her own).

Ms. Scottoline has been one of my favorite authors since I read one of her Rosato & DiNunzio books a few years ago and promptly returned to the library to check out everything Ms. Scottoline had written. So I couldn’t wait to jump into this collection of essays by Ms. Scottoline and Ms. Serritella. The two authors had me in stitches as I read stories about turning thirty, trips to the dermatologist, holidays with friends and family, and disputes with apartment neighbors.

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool is a great choice for anyone who enjoys funny short essays. Laugh out loud as Ms. Scottoline shares her love of school supplies and Ms. Serritella discusses the most recent primary and general elections. The book is written in a down-to-earth way that makes you feel like you are just chatting with your friends Lisa and Francesca! A great read!

I received an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review, and now am excited to share a copy of the finished product with one lucky winner!

CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway to win a copy of I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool!

Have you read any great books lately?