The Wife

The Wife

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062390516
Branch Call Number: F BURKE
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 24 cm


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Marrying an economics professor she met while catering an East Hampton dinner party, Angela finds her tragic past coming under scrutiny at the same time she is asked to defend her husband against wrongful accusations.

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Very interesting story line and unpredictable ending. Writing style is formulaic but fast paced. I did feel sorry for the husband after all of that bloodshed.

Mar 13, 2019

I have found a new author I love. This story is a page turner. I couldn't put it down. Great phycological thriller.

Mar 12, 2019

One of the best psychological thrillers I have read. First Alafair book I have read. I have enjoyed books by her father, James Lee Burke for many years.
This book keep the suspense coming until the very end.

Aug 04, 2018

Well written with believable characters. Anxious to read more by this author

brookse0518 Jun 22, 2018

Good read

May 11, 2018

Great read that defidently took me where I wasnt expecting it to go

May 09, 2018

Not one of her best.

Mar 24, 2018

It had a twist I saw coming.. it read like so many of these modern thrillers that are coming out a dime a dozen.

Feb 26, 2018

Included in Entertainment Weekly's list: Winter's Chilliest New Thrillers

Feb 05, 2018

Alafair Burke delivers another good read in THE WIFE. Timely topics of sexual harassment and sexual abuse and timeless topics of family crises, legal wrangling, detective skills, DA-police interactions, with a bit of corporate greed thrown. LOTS of twists and turns, most of which I didn't see coming. Makes for a really great read. That said, I didn't much like the very end of the ending - either it left open a sequel (which would be very hard to pull off in this case because the story at this point is too thin) or someone (publisher, author, agent, whomever) was in a hurry to finish the thing.

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