The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins – Book Summary

This is a summary based on my understanding of the novel. Please also note that this summary contains spoilers. You may want to read the entire book first before proceeding

Jane is the new dog walker at Thornfield Estates, and she’s quite in demand among the wealthy community. On one of her duties, she met Eddie Rochester, one of the homeowners. Handsome, rich, and a widower. He lives alone in his house, since his late wife, Bea Rochester, died from a boating accident along with her bestfriend, Blanche.

Jane is far from being rich, and quite simple, unnoticeable, even, so it was a shock when the other housewives learned that she is dating Eddie. She became friends with Emily, who used to hire her as a dog walker. From being paid hourly, she is now hanging out with them – thanks to Eddie’s money (or Bea’s money).

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The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins – Book Review

This is about a young woman who fell in love with one of the homeowners at Thornfield Estates. He fell in love with a perfect man – handsome, wealthy, generous, and caring. However, she’s about to be proven wrong when she started hearing rumors about how his ex wife went missing.

Gave it 3/5 on Goodreads. I loved the story and the plot twist, but I feel like the ending should’ve been explained further. If there were enough pages to discuss about the neighbor’s outfit and their activities – then the ending deserves a few more pages too.

⭐3/5 Stars 

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March 2022 Book Recommendation – The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Jane was just an ordinary girl, trying to make a living. Then he met who appears to be a perfect man – and they fell in love. He’s recently widowed. Jane starts living with him. She now has a better life with him – she feels very lucky to be with him. Then she learns about what happened to his late wife. Could he have something to do with her disappearance? What was that noise she heard somewhere upstairs back when no one else was around?

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?