A Reliable Wife

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Thorndike Press, 2010 - Fiction - 409 pages
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A New York Times Bestseller, A #1 Indie Next Pick -- 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.

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"Wisconsin Death Trip" is a book that I read way back in the 70s, and it contains strange pictures of little dead children in coffins, black-clad, somber-looking families in depressing situations, and ... Read full review

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This book was pretty good. The whole time I was reading it I was wondering "who are you? what do you really want?" This did remind me of that movie with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas...whatever ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Robert Goolrick was born in Virginia and attended Johns Hopkins University. He worked in the advertising field for many years and wrote his first published novel, A Reliable Wife, in 2009. He also published a memoir entitled, The End of the World as We Know It. Goolrick resides in Virginia with his dog, Preacher.

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