A Book Published in 2018


From Mary Jo:

I generally like the genre of psychological thrillers, and The Wife Between Us was immensely satisfying.

Like others with strong female characters (Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train come to mind), I found myself drawn into the plot both emotionally and intellectually. And like any good thriller, there were plenty of plot twists – including one very big “I didn’t see that coming” moment. It was such a twist that I had to go back and read several pages because I missed all the foreshadowing. It was there, and obvious now that I know about it. I expect we’ll see this as a movie, too.

Trigger warning: This does involve domestic abuse, so if that sets off unresolved issues, you may want to skip this one.

From Mary Jo

Here’s another one from 2018, a historical period piece set in New York in the late 1800s – The English Wife.

It’s full of family secrets, scandal, oppressive social norms and mores, and a murder. The reveal was surprising to me, but as I thought back about it, the signs were all there.

The ending was a little too neat and tidy, but I still enjoyed it.