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The Wife Upstairs
The Wife Upstairs
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates, a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781250245502
ISBN-10: 1250245508
Publication Date: 11/2/2021
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 15
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junie avatar reviewed The Wife Upstairs on + 630 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
If you want a mystery that keeps you entertained and guessing what's going to happen next, then you must read this book. Full of twists, gossiping suburban women, secrets galore, a murder or two makes this my kind of book.

As for the ending; well if you want to be looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life, you may say she got what she deserved.
eadieburke avatar reviewed The Wife Upstairs on + 1592 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book is a twist on the Gothic classic, Jane Eyre.
In this book, Jane is a dog-walker in Thornfield Estates in Birmingham Alabama. She meets Eddie Rochester. Eddie is recently widowed. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, Blanche. Jane and Eddie fall for each other, but Bea haunts Jane. How can Jane measure up to Bea? Can she win Eddie's heart? Why won't Bea just stay buried?
The story is full of suspense, wit and plot twists. It is a love triangle and everyone has secrets. Listening to the audio made the story more of an enjoyable experience. The ending was a complete surprise that I did not see coming. I loved Rachel's writing style and will seek out her next novel. I would recommend this novel for those who love domestic thrillers. Thanks to NetGalley and Macmillian audio for a free copy for an honest review.
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reviewed The Wife Upstairs on + 3063 more book reviews
This is not a great book but it's an okay book

The story when you get to the 'twists' will not come as a surprise if you read between lines and it will remind you of another book almost exactly like it

I'll give it 4* because it did keep my attention all the way through and the last 1/4 you can figure out early on

Most of her books I don't like
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Just couldn't finish this one, so trite and so many red flags. What's wrong with these people? I didn't care about Jane and her lies and deceit. I didn't care about Eddie, or any of the gossipy housewives who live in Thornfield Estates. Yawn, how shallow. Too many great books out there to read, couldn't waste my time.


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