A Reliable Wife
Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways.
With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kmajort - LibraryThing
OK. Tried this back in fall '10 - didn't get far, like not out of the train station. The main character was soo self-involved.... actually they both were. The author did have moments, some awesome ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing
I really, really enjoyed this book. The depth of each character was brilliant. I was completely engrossed in their psychology and how they each realized the effect that their choices had on their ... Read full review