The Wife: A Novel Of Psychological Suspense by Alafair BurkeThe Wife: A Novel Of Psychological Suspense by Alafair Burke

The Wife: A Novel Of Psychological Suspense

byAlafair Burke

Paperback | January 23, 2018 | Large Print

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"This year's Gone Girl."Harlan Coben

His Scandal
Her Secret

From New York Times bestselling author Alafair Burke, a stunning domestic thriller in the vein of Behind Closed Doors and The Woman in Cabin 10—in which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself.

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look—at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe.

This much-anticipated follow-up to Burke’s Edgar-nominated The Ex asks how far a wife will go to protect the man she loves: Will she stand by his side, even if he drags her down with him?

Title:The Wife: A Novel Of Psychological SuspenseFormat:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.99 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062792032

ISBN - 13:9780062792037

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Booke would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a gripping read. This was the first book I read by Alafair Burke and it will not be the last. Her law background helps to create a sense of realism in her story and it is suspenseful to the last word!
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! This was my first book i read that was written by this author. I stayed up late reading into the night as i didnt want to put it down. Already have her other books on my list to read.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great read from Alafair Burke! Oh, Alafair Burke, you have outdone yourself with your new novel, The Wife! Brilliant, addictive, full of twists - and that last line ending? Perfect! I was hooked from the opening line: "In an instant, I became the woman they assumed I'd been all along: the wife who lied to protect her husband." The husband, Jason, is a celebrated public figure. When one of his interns makes an accusation against him, the foundations of his public and private lives begin to crumble. His wife, Angela, has secrets in her past that she wants to keep out of the public light. And she doesn't want her son exposed to any of it. What will Angela do to keep that secret? To protect her husband? Her son? Is Jason guilty? Or is he the victim of a campaign to discredit him and his work? Ahh, a delicious premise and one I couldn't wait to dig into! The Wife falls into the genre of 'domestic thriller'. This has fast become a favourite for me. I love not knowing who is telling the truth, the possibilities of whodunit, the turns and twists that jump out of a chapter to surprise me, and unexpected endings. "To know something, he argued, was not the same as to be certain beyond all doubt. And to believe something was definitely not the sane as to know it." Burke's characters are so well drawn, coming alive in my imagination. Angela is portrayed as a sympathetic character - but does she deserve it? I was happy to see Olivia Randall in this novel. She's a high powered defense attorney last seen in Burke's previous book, The Ex. (And I hope we see her again.) The dialogue flows easily, the plotting is addictive and the prose are so very 'readable.' The Wife benefits greatly from Burke's legal background. (Burke teaches criminal law) The case, the police investigation and the legal machinations are so well portrayed and unfold in a believable manner. Suspense, mystery, police procedural and some social commentary - The Wife has it all. This is one you're going to want to pick up. I loved it!
Date published: 2018-01-22

Editorial Reviews

“Alafair Burke executes a plot twist at the end of The Wife that left this reviewer gasping in awe.”