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Book Review: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

  Thank you to Netgalley, Rachel Hawkins and St. Martin's Press for the advanced reader's copy.  I love classics, especially anything written by the Bronte sisters. The Gothic atmosphere, the unreliable characters, the ominous settings...I can't get enough of these stories. So when I saw that this novel was a retelling of Jane Eyre, I could not pass this one up. And, from page one, I was hooked.  The Wife Upstairs tells the story of Jane, a young dog walker who is running from a secret past while trying to make a new life for herself in Alabama. One day, she meets Eddie, a handsome widower whose wife died mysteriously the year before. Jane falls hard and fast for Eddie, becoming wrapped up in the lifestyle of Eddie and his wealthy neighbors. Soon, she finds herself ingratiated into the society of Thornfield Estates. When secrets from Eddie and Jane's pasts begin to surface, the picture perfect life Jane has remade for herself slowly starts crashing down around her.  If

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