The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

I have been seeing buzz about this book everywhere and am so excited to finally get to read it!

Thank you St Martin’s Press for my gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: 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 one will think to ask if Jane is her real name. But her luck changes when she meets Eddie Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie––not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for. Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past––or his––catches up to her? With delicious suspense, incisive wit, and a fresh, feminist sensibility, The Wife Upstairs flips the script on a timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won’t stay buried. In this vivid re-imagining of one of literature’s most twisted love triangles, which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?

If you’ve read my reviews for awhile now you will know that I’m not a fan of multiple point-of-views in books. This one did not disappoint! It’s a modern-day retelling of Jane Eyre, and I have to admit I loved this one even more! HIGHLY recommend this thriller. You can read this thing in one sitting it’s that good! It was well worth the wait to read it!

5/5 Stars

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