The Wife

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Faber & Faber, Limited, 2018 - Man-woman relationships - 352 pages

'A subtly sneaky, emotionally complex, and utterly addictive novel of psychological suspense.' - Lisa Scottoline

The stunning new domestic thriller from the New York Times-bestselling, Edgar-nominated author of The Ex

When Angela met Jason Powell, while catering a function in the Hamptons, she assumed their romance would be a fling. But, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. The marriage meant a fresh start, a chance for Angela and her young son to move to Manhattan where no one knew of her tragic past.

Six years later, her husband has become a successful and celebrated liberal figurehead, but when a college intern and then another woman come forward with allegations against him, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, but Angela is forced to ask how well she ever really knew her husband, and if she can afford to stand by him and risk her own past being revealed.

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User Review  - flourgirl49 - LibraryThing

Wow, I am totally in the minority here with my review. I thought this book was a hot mess, and I truly did not like the way the mystery was wrapped up. This was my first Alafair Burke book and my last. Read full review

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User Review  - kbranfield - LibraryThing

4.5 stars. Part police procedural and part domestic drama, The Wife by Alafair Burke is an engrossing, twist-filled mystery. Angela Powell is a happily married stay at home mom to thirteen year old ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Alafair Burke is the New York Times-bestselling author of ten previous novels, the most recent of which, The Ex, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She also co-authors the bestselling Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.

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