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The Wife Upstairs
The Wife Upstairs: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda. Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estatesa 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 cant help but see an opportunity in Eddienot only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection shes 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 Eddies heart before her pastor hiscatches 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 wont stay buried. In this vivid reimagining of one of literatures most twisted love triangles, which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?
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Bec_lectic
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Jane dog walks her way into the life of luxury when she comes across the gorgeous widow Eddie, whose wife went missing after a boating accident and is presumed dead. I give this book a pick as it was entertaining but found a few things underwhelming such as why Jane was running away from her past. In all, it‘s an entertaining story with a few twists, although predictable, it‘s still worthy of a read 🙂

SilversReviews I liked this book. 3w
Bec_lectic @SilversReviews I liked it as well! Sadly the author mostly writes YA novels. This was her first adult book. 3w
SilversReviews @Bec_lectic Ohhhh. I didn‘t know that. Thanks. 3w
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emmaturi
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This is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre set in USA. It has a few twists and turns, it was an enjoyable read, but it hasn't stayed with me.

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candc320
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Enjoyable modern retelling of Jane Eyre that kept my attention even though it wasn‘t hard to figure out where the story was going or what the big mystery would reveal. All of the characters were unreliable and I liked that it changed between 3 different POVs, even while the main narrator was Jane. Very entertaining! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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OriginalCyn620
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A retelling of Jane Eyre…so good! I was immediately sucked into the story and was hooked. The characters aren‘t particularly likable, but for this story, that works.

#bookspinbingo
#pop22 - book with a quote from your favorite author on the cover
#booked2021 - make your own prompt {flowers on the cover}
#pantone2022

Cinfhen I liked this book and fun prompt choice 🌸🌸🌸 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 2mo
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audreydmcgee
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This was a fun one! While the pacing was off at the end and didn‘t think we needed Eddie‘s pov, I very much enjoyed this. I love me an unreliable narrator.

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TamTracy
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Definitely liked this book a lot! I was totally bought in because I knew there were going to be twists and I couldn‘t wait to see what was next and how things ended up. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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maich
The Wife Upstairs | Rachel Hawkins
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Thank you @TheLudicReader for these gifts. Books came 4days after you sent email, other stuff arrived today. I didn't want to post them before, wanted to share the whole package together. But I opened books on February 14. Everything is so pretty💕❤
#LitsyLove #LitsyLoveValentinesDaySwap
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookgoil @rsteve388

SilversReviews Truly enjoyed THE WIFE UPSTAIRS. 3mo
TheLudicReader I am so relieved that it all finally arrived. ❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome gifts!! 3mo
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maich @SilversReviews Hope I'll like it😊 3mo
maich @TheLudicReader Me too😊 Thank you😘😘 3mo
SilversReviews @maich 😊 I hope so too. 3mo
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SheilaChew
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💙 when your coworker brings you a book at work 💙

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Aubgurl
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I really enjoyed this book! I always love a good thriller, and being that I grew up in the area where this book was written made it that much more enjoyable. I could picture the exact women she was writing about.

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GidgetsTreasures75
The Wife Upstairs | Rachel Hawkins
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3-4-22: My 21st finished book of 2022! Jane is a dog walker in a gated community called Thornfield Estates when she meets Eddie Rochester. He is recently widowed, his wife Bea drowned in a boating accident with her best friend. Jane and Eddie fall for each other quickly but Jane is trying to live up to the image Bea has left behind. Fans of Jane Eyre will enjoy this retelling of the classic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣2️⃣1️⃣

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rebbyj
The Wife Upstairs | Rachel Hawkins
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Phew

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Melismatic
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A clever ‘Gone Girl‘ esque (tho not as crazy/gory) version of ‘Jane Eyre‘ (what a sentence). It‘s a bit predictable if you love the genre — but it‘s short, fast paced, and it‘s popcorn fun (as none of these characters are likeable).

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Kdgordon88
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This is how February #Roll100 is going to go. I did the collage a bit fast and it appears a little crooked. Sorry 🤷🏻‍♀️

PuddleJumper Looks good! 4mo
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Julsmarshall
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So good! Totally understand the hype! I love a retelling and this one of Jane Eyre is now a favorite 😍 The perfect companion to my 5 mile walks the last few days as I try to meet my goal of 100 miles in January. Currently at 97.1 miles with 2 more days to meet my goal! #BFC22 @wanderinglynn #audiowalking #Pantone2022 @Clwojick #Dahlia

wanderinglynn Awesome! Way to go! 🙌🏻💜 4mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! Did you make the goal? Either way, great job! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Julsmarshall I did make the goal, @DivineDiana Thanks! Went 103 miles total and was even out a couple of days due to covid. So pleased I made it! 4mo
DivineDiana What an achievement! 🏆 4mo
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Julsmarshall
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Next up while #audiowalking

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Roxanareads
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Finished this on audio today and I enjoyed it. I like being unsure of what's going on!

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Johanna414
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A Jane Eyre retelling where not a single character is likeable (except maybe the dog?) and they're all terrible people... despite that, I could not put it down. Definitely not the Jane I know and love, but it was certainly an entertaining read.

Johanna414 Also, I promised myself I would go to bed early tonight... why do I do this to myself?! 4mo
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Johanna414
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Started listening to the tagged audiobook while if finished making this little guy for my son. So far its fast paced and entertaining, with some seriously unlikable characters. Not sure if it's going to work for me or not... #audiocrochet

ozma.of.oz So cute!💕💕 4mo
Texreader That‘s the most awesome Yoda!! 4mo
BookwormAHN Adorable 💙 4mo
sprainedbrain How cute is that!? 😍 4mo
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HappilyEverKrafter
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1. Just finished “Not a Happy Family” by Shari Lapena and about to start “The Wife Upstairs” by Rachel Hawkins.

2. Cold with a wintry mix. I live in metro Atlanta, and this is not common here.

3. Drink coffee and sit by the fire!

#weekendreads

CBee Good to “see” you back! ♥️ Was just watching the weather - y‘all are getting some snow! 4mo
HappilyEverKrafter @CBee It‘s so great to be back! Thank you! ❤️And oh my gosh, yes, we sure did! And it melted just as fast. 😩 4mo
CBee @HappilyEverKrafter of course it did 🤦‍♀️ That‘s the South for ya. 4mo
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Cazxxx
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Mehso-so

An ok retelling of Jane Eyre, had some twists and turns but overall didn‘t like the characters and it just didn‘t excite me enough

SilversReviews This was good. Sorry it wasn‘t enjoyable for you. (edited) 5mo
BrittanyReads That cover is so much better than the hardcover!! But I agree with you, I had higher hopes for this story and was let down. 5mo
Cazxxx @SilversReviews it just didn‘t work for me unfortunately 5mo
Cazxxx @BrittanyReads yep I feel the exact same 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
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#bookhaul 9 of my faves of the 90 books I read in 2021😍📚 Can't wait to add them to my shelves

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I went into this one assuming I wouldn‘t love it - I don‘t like Jane Eyre & I‘m generally not a huge fan of retellings. But, as usually happens, I‘m glad my book club chose this one that I wouldn‘t have picked on my own because I did end up having a great time reading it. It‘s a fast, twisty read, and I honestly can‘t say much without spoiling - but I will say, definitely worth checking out.

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mcctrish
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I meant to finish this last night but I got caught up playing ACNH and then watching tv with the fam. It was good. It took a bit to get all the storylines going ( a bit plodding setting the stage) and then the key bits started to fly. There were a few twists and turns at the end. I thought the ending might be harsher than it was

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behudd
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January #bookspin list 🤗
@TheAromaofBooks

SRWCF Fun, fun! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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behudd
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“It is the absolute shittiest day for a walk.”

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl I loved this one!! Enjoy 5mo
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mcctrish
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It‘s just a lot of drinking and reading at my house

JackOBotts Sounds like a perfect night! 🥂📚 5mo
mcctrish @JackOBotts it‘s more like a week at this point 🤣🤣 5mo
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mcctrish
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More books, more baked goods and more coffee

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EchoLogical
Mehso-so

It wasn‘t too bad. Quick read, with meh characters, and a few plot holes. Brought me one book closer to meeting my #Goodreads goal: 15/20

Liatrek Hi🙂 Hope all is well! Missed seeing your post❤️ 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
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It is the absolute shittiest day for a walk.

#firstlinefridays I know I posted about this opener yesterday, but, what can I say? It's great.

DrexEdit 💜 6mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Beautiful sunset audiowalk 😌🎧📚
I'm already hooked on this thriller!

RaeLovesToRead I love this photo! ❤ 6mo
MallenNC I enjoyed this one. 6mo
ShyBookOwl @RaeLovesToRead thank you 😊 6mo
ShyBookOwl @MallenNC I am too so far! 6mo
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Anya09
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ShyBookOwl
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I am soooo excited to dig into this Jane Eyre thriller retelling. This first line has NOT disappointed.

BiblioLitten Ha! The comparison 😆 6mo
ShyBookOwl @BiblioLitten right?! I love it. 6mo
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Eggbeater
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3rd book read for the #20in4 #readathon
@Andrew65

This was an entertaining thriller set among catty, rich southerners. It had a bit of a modern gothic novel meets Jane Eyre flair with a twist. I liked it.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 6mo
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Ms.Story
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This wasn‘t my favourite Jane Eyre retelling but I still enjoyed it!

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Ms.Story
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This wasn‘t my favourite Jane Eyre retelling but I still enjoyed it!

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RenePenn
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3.5 ⭐️ yay! One more off of my TBR list. It‘s always interesting to read books set in your home state and seeing familiar places and locations mentioned. #localauthor #alabamathebeautifil

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Nalbuque
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Panpan

Even tho I didn‘t quite see the end coming, this wasn‘t a great suspense. I dno why authors insist on writing a whole book with zero likeable characters. I felt so over their drama. The pace was also inconsistent and I only finished bc it picked up at the very end.

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Serenity_Within86
Mehso-so

I really don't know what to think about this book it's wasn't bad or amazing but it kept me interested to see what happened. ⭐⭐⭐

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Serenity_Within86
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This is one weird book or maybe interesting one. I'm too stubborn to stop now I need to know what happens 🤔🤨🧐🙄😒🤣😂😅

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Serenity_Within86
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Onto the next book #16 📚📚📚

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JenlovesJT47
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Mehso-so

This modern spin on Jane Eyre was just okay. The story is pretty far-fetched in general and the twists were fairly predictable, but I will say it was still entertaining and I had to know what happened next. This is a rent, not buy. 3⭐️

#BOTM
#thriller

RenePenn I bought this one because she is a local author. I also recently read Jane Eyre (which I‘d never read before) since it is a retelling. I wasn‘t overwhelmed with Jane Eyre so I needed a break before reading this one. It‘s in my stack to read before year end. May wait until next year. :) (edited) 8mo
JenlovesJT47 @RenePenn I just read Jane Eyre for the first time this year. I was underwhelmed, and honestly this book doesn‘t resemble it very much. But it is entertaining! My favorite Jane Eyre twisty retelling is Jane Steele. It is so good! 8mo
SilversReviews Enjoyed this book. 8mo
Wonderwoman89 To me it was a lot like Verity by Colleen Hoover. Even the plot 8mo
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Jgacreations
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This was a good read (listen). The characters were entertaining and the twist was good also. Nothing shocking that i didn‘t figure out half way in, but still good.

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ashleyn
Mehso-so

Pretty outrageous plot IMO. That being said, I was still eager to find out what happened.

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MrsCumbie
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This is one of two books I just picked up from the local library. Do you read book dust jackets or do you just dive in? #cumbiereads

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Katie.happens
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I started this novel knowing very little about it, and was so surprised by the turn it took. I thought it was a true crime style novel and to see it transform into a modern telling of Jane Eyre was a treat. Every character is some how intriguing and unlikeable at the same time. I couldn‘t put it down.

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MallenNC
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The neighbors of Thornfield Estates play a big part in this retelling of Jane Eyre. The main character starts out as a dog walker in the neighborhood which gives her glimpses into their lives.

#PersonVsNeighbors #ConflictedWorlds

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 🏡 9mo
Alfoster Loved this one!❤️ 9mo
MallenNC @Alfoster I enjoyed it too! I love retellings and Jane Eyre is one of my favorites. 9mo
Eggs Sounds good🥰📖👏🏻 9mo
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