“There’s something I have to explain, my love,” he says, taking your hand in his. “That wasn’t a dream. It was an upload.”
Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man by her side explains that he’s her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative startups. He tells Abbie she’s a gifted artist, a doting mother to their young son, and the perfect wife.
Five years ago, she suffered a terrible accident. Her return from the abyss is a miracle of science, a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that has taken him half a decade to achieve.
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 for ever? And what really happened to her, half a decade ago?
Wow, what a ride! There is a reason why JP Delaney is my auto buy / must read author. His books are the ones that shock you and leave you quite speechless, in an amazing way! I have a new born baby but I raced through this book in 2 days (what?!). I just couldn’t put this book down!
The Perfect Wife is gripping, intense and also creepy in a way. It is such a page turner. You think you know the plot twist but that will be too easy! I thought I knew what’s going on but no, I guessed it wrong! The storylines and theme in The Perfect Wife is a bit more complex and controversial than JP Delaney’s previous books, which is so engrossing to the readers.
I also enjoy the perspectives in which the story is written. Again I can’t tell you what they are. It’s better you experience yourself! The book also centers around a topic that is very sensitive and personal to the author. It is heartbreaking to read knowing the personal connection the author has with this.
I always keep it vague and short when I am writing book review for suspenses or thrillers. These genres are all for the plots so the less you know the better! I truly and thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Thank you Hannah and Quercus Books for gifting me this advanced copy to review!