The Wife: A Novel of Psychological Suspense

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What if your happiness was all for show? What if the unthinkable could cause your facade to crumble in the most public way possible? Angela Powell is facing this dilemma when her husband, Jason, is accused of sexual harassment and assault. Jason is an economics guru and teacher who swept Angela off her feet and has raised her son as his own. Angela has a dark past that has been kept well hidden from outsiders for many years, involving a kidnapping and two deaths. Her husband’s denials of infidelities ring hollow as Angela does some covert investigation. A local detective from the Sex Crimes Unit is investigating the assault allegations when the alleged victim goes missing. Jason is immediately branded prime suspect, despite a seemingly rock-solid alibi. Jason believes the harassment and assault allegations stem from the corrupt machinations of a company he was working with. The publicity from the pending charges and lawsuits leads to Angela shielding their son by sending him away, while at the same time trying to salvage her marriage. But is it worth it? Is there more to Jason’s story? Or Angela’s?

The Wife is a slow burn of a mystery thriller. Alafair Burke has written the next blockbuster in her new book. The twists are never-ending, the characters garnering sympathy, pity, anger with each changing page. You couldn’t ask for a better thriller to start 2018.


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Author Alafair Burke
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 2018-Jan-23
ISBN 9780062390516
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Issue April 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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