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'A fiendishly clever thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing' – Anita Shreve, author of The Stars are Fire
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekannen is the shocking Richard and Judy Bookclub bestseller with twists you won’t see coming.
Marrying a man with a past was always going to come with problems, but you never expect to become the focus of another woman’s obsession.
Nellie just wanted to live the life she’d always dreamed about with Richard. But who is his ex-wife, Vanessa? Wasn’t she a total disaster, in all aspects of their marriage? Nellie thinks she knows everything about his previous marriage and their troubled past, but as secrets are unearthed, she starts to think there's more to the wife before her . . .
Only one thing is certain, she’s not who you think she is . . .
Voice actor Whelan rises to the challenge of narrating this psychological thriller by Pekkanen and Hendricks, which is told from the perspective an unreliable narrator named Vanessa Thompson. She appears to be a scorned woman with an alcohol problem and a disturbing fixation on the younger woman who is engaged to her ex-husband. Even though by now there have been enough novels with unreliable narrators to reduce the element of surprise, the authors use plenty of literary trickery to provide at least three genuine jaw-droppers. Since one of them is more easily hidden on the page than in audio format, reader Whelan is faced with the problem of keeping the secret while playing fair vocally, a task she carries off so subtly it's unnoticeable until the big reveal. She provides the proper voices for Vanessa, the hot mess of an ex-wife, the about-to-be-wed buoyant Manhattan preschool teacher Nellie, and the man in their lives, Richard, a hedge fund manager who sounds a little rigid. It's worth noting that, after twisting its plot to the breaking point, this ultra-deceptive novel ends with the advice that "the truth is the only way to move forward." However, Whelan's proven ability to coyly project deceit leaves listeners with no guarantee. A St. Martin's hardcover.
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Es zieht sich ewig. Nicht spannend bis zum Ende und auch das Ende ist enttäuschend.
Es gibt einen guten twist und der Rest ist verschwendete Zeit.