The Wife between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Wow! This book gets a 10/10 from me!

If the book Luckiest Girl Alive and the movie, Enough, had a baby- this would be it.

There are so many layers to this novel and I absolutely love how none of the twists were revealed early on or even hinted. They were actual surprises!

I don’t want to give much away but the novel follows two women through their tangled past and current relationships. Lots of different layers flow throughout the past and current day story to create suspense and surprises. Very well written and the story was extremely well thought out.

I highly recommend picking this book up!

Spoiler alert- spoiler alert:

The one question I have about the book is about the sister. I really wanted that storyline to develop more and more details about her plotting against the main character (canceling photos, etc). For those who have read the book, did you also want to see more closure from this character?

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Splashed across the front of this book is a positive review from Stephen King and so immediately I ranked this book as a read that could potentially be a great thriller scary movie one day. I was expecting the book to read more as a scary edge of your seat type of book that built up to another murder/mystery/crime but it read as more of a psychological development book where you’re just trying to piece together what actually happened and who the characters are now. The book tells the story of a girl named Quincy who is the sole survivor of a college massacre. Her, along with two other unrelated girls, are dubbed “The final girls” because they all went through mass traumas and were the final and only people who survived. The book takes us to present day where Quincy is trying to live a normal life outside of the media spotlight– until one of the other “Final Girls” commits suicide. This suicide puts Quincy back into the spotlight and brings up many unresolved issues from her past trauma. The book follows her as she tries to remember back to the night of the massacre and cope with remembering what really happened. Did she get all the details right? Or did she miss something? You’ll have to read it to find out! I liked this book and found it to be a quick read, but I didn’t like the character development and struggled with the main character making idiotic decisions as certain points of the novel. Regardless- it’s fun and worth the read. Fun fact- the back of the book states that this book was written by Riley Sager which is a ghost name for another writer. I’m super curious who it is and why they felt the need to publish under a different name.