The Perfect Wife (Hardback)
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The Perfect Wife (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages
Published: 08/08/2019
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Waterstones Says

A disturbing psychological thriller very much of our times, The Perfect Wife examines the nightmarish consequences of artificial intelligence and big tech in the most domestic and intimate of settings.

"There's something I have to explain, my love," he says, taking your hand in his. "That wasn't a dream. It was an upload."

Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man by her side explains that he's her husband. He's a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley's most innovative startups. He tells Abbie she's a gifted artist, a doting mother to their young son, and the perfect wife.

Five years ago, she suffered a terrible accident. Her return from the abyss is a miracle of science, a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that has taken him half a decade to achieve.

But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband's motives - and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together for ever? And what really happened to her, half a decade ago?

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781786488527
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 693 g
Dimensions: 247 x 171 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

One of the most ingenious books you'll read this year... A thrilling examination of what it is to be human - Daily Mail

First-rate psychological suspense - Observer

The kind of novel words like 'unputdownable' were invented for . . . Delaney pulls it off brilliantly, with an intoxicating knack for suspense . . . captivating, deeply engrossing - Independent

The narrative complexity, characterisation and gradual unravelling of the truth is a triumph of pacing and suspense - Woman & Home

Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant - CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

The twists are primed and deployed with a master craftsman's skill - Sunday Express

A tour-de-force. A chilling and uniquely disturbing 21st-century twist on the unreliable narrator makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking psychological thriller - Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

A completely original psychological thriller that grabs you and doesn't let go - Karen Cleveland, author of Need to Know

Scarily believable and utterly thought-provoking. I genuinely feared for Abbie and couldn't figure out who to trust in this unputdownable thriller - Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend

Dynamic, razor-sharp and thought-provoking . . . The Perfect Wife is a cutting-edge suspense novel unlike any you've read before. A must read! - Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl

This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book - InStyle

I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings - Peter James

Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller - Lee Child

Riveting! One of the most compelling page-turners I've read in years. Twisty, turny, and with an ending not to be missed! - Lisa Gardner

The tension is built up subtly, leading to a devastating climax. A really clever thriller . . . [the film] will no doubt become the third big 'Girl' film - Daily Mail

Slick, sexy, suspenseful and smart - Mail on Sunday

Original and entertaining - The Times

A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes - Daily Express

Get hooked on this hair-raiser about a woman who scores what seems like her dream home . . . until she finds out the mysterious fate of the previous tenant - Cosmopolitan

Creepy . . . The buzz around this could not be fizzier - Heat

The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the 'top girl' of this season's suspense novels - The Washington Post

A compulsive, sexy thriller that's set to soar - Glamour Magazine Online

Constantly cranking up the suspense . . . a thoroughly satisfying read - Reader's Digest

Enthralling - Woman and Home

A guaranteed best-seller - Red Magazine

The most intriguing plot idea I've seen in a good while - The Spectator

Genuinely eerie . . . beautifully handled . . . the pages fly - USA Today

Riveting . . . Writing with precision and grace, Delaney strips away the characters' secrets until the raw truth of each is revealed - Publishers Weekly

A guaranteed best-seller - Prima

Original and brilliantly written - The Sun

JP Delaney builds the suspense - Vanity Fair

Ingenious - The New York Times

The plotting is exceptionally well thought-through - Irish Independent

A masterfully crafted spellbinder . . . guaranteed to astonish - Booklist

A crisp psychological thriller - Sainsbury's Magazine

The Girl Before is more than worthy of the accolades . . . a complex triangle of twisted obsession . . . say goodbye to your nails - Boundless Magazine

A great thriller and one that instantly hooks you in, in the very first line, and never lets you go . . . utterly compelling and very satisfying . . . A wonderful portrayal of psychological obsession at its creepy best - Peter James for Big Issue North

The Girl Before is a cat-and-mouse game that toys with our expectations and twists our sympathies. At times almost unbearably suspenseful, it keeps us guessing from the first page to the very last. Don't miss it - Joseph Finder

One of the best thrillers you'll read in 2017 - New York Journal of Books

Compulsively readable . . . The highly unusual setup sets this one above the thriller pack - Publishers Weekly

An intriguing novel of ideas . . . plays with its themes (from AI and art to autism) just as absorbingly as recent literary fiction withsimilar preoccupations - Sunday Times

Readers who liked Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson will enjoy The Perfect Wife - Observer

Addictive - Woman

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This book hooked me immediately, but considering how brilliant 'Believe Me' was, I was not surprised!

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“Outstanding! Compulsive! Addictive!”

WOW! Just when you thought JP Delaney couldn't get any better...he just did!! This is without a doubt one of my top reads for 2019! A book that deserves so much more than 5*
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