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The Wife

Alafair Burke

The Wife is the standalone follow-up to Alafair Burke’s brilliant, Edgar nominated The Ex (2016)

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Bestselling author of The Ex and The Better Sister
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How well did she ever know her husband?

When Angela meets Jason Powell, a brilliant university professor, she assumes their romance to be a fling. But when they marry the following summer and move to Manhattan, Angela feels she’s been given the chance to escape her troubled past. Six years later, however, Jason, by now a celebrated liberal figurehead, faces serious allegations made by one of his young college interns, and Angela’s seemingly perfect life is under threat . . .

Critic Reviews

Gripping . . . Fresh and timely.

Daily Mail
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This thrill ride of a novel takes a hard look at loyalty and the violence a secret can cause – especially when that secret involves a revered public figure accused of rape.

O, The Oprah Magazine
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Sleek and intricately plotted.

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A classic page-turner... gripping from the first chapter... intelligently written, with realistic touches on how social media can be used as both a tool and a weapon in terms of a person's reputation. Keeps you guessing until the end.

The Pool
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This might be the most gripping, insightful work from the best-selling author Alafair Burke yet.

Entertainment Weekly
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A subtly sneaky, emotionally complex, and utterly addictive novel of psychological suspense, The Wife delivers on all fronts. Burke always comes through with twisty plots and strong female characters, but she's at the top of her game here.

Lisa Scottoline

Alafair Burke is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include the standalone thrillers The Wife, The Ex and The Better Sister, as well as All Day and a Night and Dead Connection from her Ellie Hatcher series. She is also the coauthor of the bestselling Under Suspicion series with the late Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she…

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