Title: The Perfect Wife
Author: J.P. Delaney
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
Page Count: 413
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
About the book:
The perfect life. The perfect love. The perfect lie. From the bestselling author of The Girl Before comes a gripping psychological thriller. . . .
Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss.
She is a miracle of science.
But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins to question her husband’s motives—and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to her, half a decade ago?
Beware the man who calls you . . .
THE PERFECT WIFE
The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney is a science fiction thriller, which is a bit of a twist from this author. Normally J.P. Delaney is more known for the psychological thriller which really this one would still qualify but with just that little bit of crossover into science fiction.
So can money truly buy happiness? A billionaire founder of a robotics company tests that theory when he brings his wife back after an accident five years before. Abbie awakens with her loving husband by her side with no memory of what happened to her. As time progresses Abbie begins to question her husband’s version of events as he tells her of the woman she used to be.
Being someone that loves when genres cross I was pleasantly surprised to find that The Perfect Wife had a touch of that when I picked it up to read. The story still read mostly as a psychological thriller making you think and rethink on everyone and every action like one normally would. I think mostly the pacing of this one seemed a little slower which had it at three and a half stars for me. Perhaps that would have even been a tad higher if I weren’t comparing to others from the same author.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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