The Wife is the standalone follow-up to Alafair Burke’s brilliant, Edgar nominated The Ex (2016)
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In our age of accusations, blurred lines, and shifting allegiances, what would you do?
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 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 . . .
Gripping . . . Fresh and timely.
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.
Sleek and intricately plotted.
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.
This might be the most gripping, insightful work from the best-selling author Alafair Burke yet.
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.
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