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Dark and twisted. As it should be.
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2021
Because I occasionally need to read far-fetched, dark stories, thrillers are often the perfect solution to these rather gloomy days. What better book than a twist on a Bildungsroman (that's a mouthful) classic.
Here is what’s classic. Jane, who is not really Jane, is hiding out from something, while happily, ok that is an exaggeration, walking dogs in a sedate suburban town for a bunch of snarky, gossipy women whose husbands are no better. She sets her sights on someone who is hard to take her eyes off. While Jane is more accustomed to pull-out couch-surfing, she is determined to make this McMansion-background dreamscape her own. But the price she is going to pay is destined to be high.
Jane is determined to make a go of things with Mr. Rochester (see where I’m going with this) and the more she learns about his dead wife, she wonders if she can compete.
THE WIFE UPSTAIRS gave me all the creeps and had me constantly wondering what's up with all of these unlikeable characters. Which is what I wanted. Which is why I kept reading. And, as they say in the South, y'all, that ending.