BOOK REVIEW | THE PERFECT WIFE
AUTHOR: JP Delaney
PUBLISHER: Ballantine Books
RELEASE DATE: August 6th 2019
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Fiction
A missing woman receives a second chance at life, thanks to her billionaire husband–but the consequences are deadly in this gripping psychological thriller from the New York Timesbestselling author of The Girl Before.
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 an icon of the tech world, the founder of a lucrative robotics company. 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 questioning 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 Abbie half a decade ago? (Description from Goodreads)
Thank you to Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine for providing a copy of this book for an honest review. Copy provided on NetGalley.com
I’m intentionally going to try to be vague since this book hasn’t been published yet and I don’t want to spoil anything for other readers.
I believe that this book was missing a genre in the description. It’s definitely a suspense/thriller, but there’s also a hint of Sci-Fi. Now, I’m not a huge fan of Sci-Fi and I was drawn to this book because of the cover, the description, and the suspense aspect of it. If I had known ahead of time that this was also Sci-Fi I may not have started reading, but I’m glad I did.
The Sci-Fi part didn’t slap you in the face all the time. It was woven perfectly into the story. It did get a little preachy in the middle, but then it got quickly out of that and I was back to wondering what was going to happen next.
Towards the end I thought I knew how everything was going to play out and I was anxiously waiting to get to that part…then I got there and was completely wrong about my predictions. I do like when a book can surprise me at the end.
Overall, I was a bit skeptical about the Sci-Fi aspect, but I believe this is a very creative original story. I would definitely recommend to those who like Sci-Fi and suspense novels.
***POSSIBLE SPOILERS IN NEXT SECTION***
Just something I’m hoping some readers will get. While I was writing this review I thought about this character that Bill Hader played on SNL called Stefon.
This book has everything…possible murder, child autism, infatuation, and ROBOTS!
If you are a fan of SNL, here’s a link to the best of Stefon to give you and idea of how that sentence should be read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JP Delaney is a pseudonym for a writer who has previously written bestselling fiction under other names. Delaney is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girl Before, which is being brought to the screen by Academy Award winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment.