The Wife Upstairs – Staff Review – Haley

The Wife Upstairs By Rachel Hawkins (Request)(CloudLibrary)

Looking for a fresh take on a classic? This retelling of Jane Eyre is for you then! Set among a wealthy neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, this thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. The story is told from the perspective of Jane, a dog walker new to the area, with a few secrets in her past. Jane meets Eddie and the two quickly begin to fall for each other, despite Jane having to live in the shadow of Eddie’s recently deceased wife, Bea.

I really enjoyed this novel and couldn’t put it down. The characters were pretty shallow and you don’t connect with them on an emotional level, however the plot twists keep you very interested until the final pages. It had been a long time since I’ve read Jane Eyre so I wasn’t constantly comparing the two novels and was able to appreciate it on it’s own. A great thriller!

3 Stars