The Wife


A okay thriller that was good for entertainment

Angela, a single mother from a normal, middle-class life falls for and ends up marrying her summer fling, Jason, an economics professor at NYU. Thanks to his growing career as a pundit, Jason and Angela are now beautifully wealthy with the ability to bury the secrets Angela has been outrunning her entire life. That being said, they cannot outrun the accusations that come Jason’s way as one of his college interns accuses him of sexual harassment. The situation worsens when Kerry Lynch, another woman, comes forward and accuses Jason of the same thing. Life is in shambles for a bit, but then Kerry disappears and everything goes off the deep end. Jason assures her of his innocence and devotion to her, but when Jason’s accusers go to trial, Angela has to decide what’s more important; protecting her husband or keeping her own secrets buried.

I have such conflicting feelings about this book. While I was reading it, I was totally engrossed and listened to the entire audiobook over the course of one day. That being said, I do feel like the book leans a little too heavily in almost redeeming Jason who was a pretty gross dude who, at a minimum, was a creep. Angela was an interesting character and the book had a lot of twists and turns, none of which I can mention here or it will spoil the book. This isn’t a great book in terms of writing or storyline, but it was fast-paced and captivating enough to give me a day worth of quarantine entertainment.

Title: The Wife
Author: Alafair Burke
Format: eAudiobook
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780062390516

Three Descriptors: Intricately plotted, Unreliable Narrator, Suspensful

Read Alikes:
Grist Mill Road by Christopher J Yates
Such Dark Things by Courtney Evan Tate
Our House by Louise Candlish
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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