The Wife

The Wife

His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed th...

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Title:The Wife
Author:Alafair Burke
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B072NY8QFP
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Wife Reviews

  • JanB
    Sep 01, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

    4.5 stars, rounded up A Traveling Friends group read, this is a well-written, intelligent domestic thriller/police procedural that restores my faith in the genre. I was engaged with this book right from the start. Complicated characters, perfect pacing, and solid plotting combined w...

  • Elyse Walters
    Apr 02, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

  • Marialyce
    Feb 14, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 22, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

    4.5 stars, rounded up A Traveling Friends group read, this is a well-written, intelligent domestic thriller/police procedural that restores my faith in the genre. I was engaged with this book right from the start. Complicated characters, perfect pacing, and solid plotting combined w...

    About: The Wife is a psychological thriller written by Alafair Burke. It was recently published on 1/23/18 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 352 pages. The genres are psychological, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction. My Experience: I started reading The Wife on 1/23/18...

    4.5 Stars! Whoa! What an ending!!! THE WIFE by ALAFAIR BURKE was an extremely fun, enjoyable, twisty, and surprising psychological domestic thriller that started out a little bit slow for me, but once I grasped the focus of this story, I was totally intrigued and immersed in this ta...

    This was a 3.5 for me. I enjoyed this marital deception "who-done-it" for the most part but the narrator's persona (the wife, Angela) wore on me after a while. I also figured out who the unreliable character was about half-way through, so it made me impatient for Burke to just get on w...

    I BLEW through The Wife by Alafair Burke. I loved every second of it. I don?t know how many times I can say it but shortish chapters are the best! Also, multiple POVs always gets me excited. I was hoooooked! So what?s it about? Jason has many jobs, one of being a professor and t...

    Alafair Burke has outdone herself with her 2018 new release of The Wife. It's engaging, mysterious, powerful, message-filled, with one hell of a surprising twist...surprising to me anyway. Intentional or not, the timing couldn't be more perfect with the #MeToo movement in full force. F...

  • Dem
    Aug 12, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

  • Dianne
    Feb 22, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

    4.5 stars, rounded up A Traveling Friends group read, this is a well-written, intelligent domestic thriller/police procedural that restores my faith in the genre. I was engaged with this book right from the start. Complicated characters, perfect pacing, and solid plotting combined w...

    About: The Wife is a psychological thriller written by Alafair Burke. It was recently published on 1/23/18 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 352 pages. The genres are psychological, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction. My Experience: I started reading The Wife on 1/23/18...

    4.5 Stars! Whoa! What an ending!!! THE WIFE by ALAFAIR BURKE was an extremely fun, enjoyable, twisty, and surprising psychological domestic thriller that started out a little bit slow for me, but once I grasped the focus of this story, I was totally intrigued and immersed in this ta...

    This was a 3.5 for me. I enjoyed this marital deception "who-done-it" for the most part but the narrator's persona (the wife, Angela) wore on me after a while. I also figured out who the unreliable character was about half-way through, so it made me impatient for Burke to just get on w...

  • Liz
    May 18, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Feb 06, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

    4.5 stars, rounded up A Traveling Friends group read, this is a well-written, intelligent domestic thriller/police procedural that restores my faith in the genre. I was engaged with this book right from the start. Complicated characters, perfect pacing, and solid plotting combined w...

    About: The Wife is a psychological thriller written by Alafair Burke. It was recently published on 1/23/18 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 352 pages. The genres are psychological, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction. My Experience: I started reading The Wife on 1/23/18...

  • Susanne Strong
    Mar 18, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

  • Jonetta
    Mar 10, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

  • Alafair Burke
    Aug 01, 2017

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Aug 02, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

  • Julie
    Mar 29, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

  • Larry H
    Feb 24, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Jan 03, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

    4.5 stars, rounded up A Traveling Friends group read, this is a well-written, intelligent domestic thriller/police procedural that restores my faith in the genre. I was engaged with this book right from the start. Complicated characters, perfect pacing, and solid plotting combined w...

    About: The Wife is a psychological thriller written by Alafair Burke. It was recently published on 1/23/18 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 352 pages. The genres are psychological, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction. My Experience: I started reading The Wife on 1/23/18...

    4.5 Stars! Whoa! What an ending!!! THE WIFE by ALAFAIR BURKE was an extremely fun, enjoyable, twisty, and surprising psychological domestic thriller that started out a little bit slow for me, but once I grasped the focus of this story, I was totally intrigued and immersed in this ta...

    This was a 3.5 for me. I enjoyed this marital deception "who-done-it" for the most part but the narrator's persona (the wife, Angela) wore on me after a while. I also figured out who the unreliable character was about half-way through, so it made me impatient for Burke to just get on w...

    I BLEW through The Wife by Alafair Burke. I loved every second of it. I don?t know how many times I can say it but shortish chapters are the best! Also, multiple POVs always gets me excited. I was hoooooked! So what?s it about? Jason has many jobs, one of being a professor and t...

    Alafair Burke has outdone herself with her 2018 new release of The Wife. It's engaging, mysterious, powerful, message-filled, with one hell of a surprising twist...surprising to me anyway. Intentional or not, the timing couldn't be more perfect with the #MeToo movement in full force. F...

    ????? / 5 rounded up to 5 ? for Goodreads. I think I have really been on a roll of good books lately, and The Wife by Alafair Burke did not disappoint. I loved this book so much. Seriously, you need to run and not walk to get yourselves a copy of this one. It is out...

  • Debbie
    Jan 22, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Jul 13, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

  • Lisa
    Apr 12, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

    4.5 stars, rounded up A Traveling Friends group read, this is a well-written, intelligent domestic thriller/police procedural that restores my faith in the genre. I was engaged with this book right from the start. Complicated characters, perfect pacing, and solid plotting combined w...

    About: The Wife is a psychological thriller written by Alafair Burke. It was recently published on 1/23/18 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 352 pages. The genres are psychological, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction. My Experience: I started reading The Wife on 1/23/18...

    4.5 Stars! Whoa! What an ending!!! THE WIFE by ALAFAIR BURKE was an extremely fun, enjoyable, twisty, and surprising psychological domestic thriller that started out a little bit slow for me, but once I grasped the focus of this story, I was totally intrigued and immersed in this ta...

    This was a 3.5 for me. I enjoyed this marital deception "who-done-it" for the most part but the narrator's persona (the wife, Angela) wore on me after a while. I also figured out who the unreliable character was about half-way through, so it made me impatient for Burke to just get on w...

    I BLEW through The Wife by Alafair Burke. I loved every second of it. I don?t know how many times I can say it but shortish chapters are the best! Also, multiple POVs always gets me excited. I was hoooooked! So what?s it about? Jason has many jobs, one of being a professor and t...

    Alafair Burke has outdone herself with her 2018 new release of The Wife. It's engaging, mysterious, powerful, message-filled, with one hell of a surprising twist...surprising to me anyway. Intentional or not, the timing couldn't be more perfect with the #MeToo movement in full force. F...

    ????? / 5 rounded up to 5 ? for Goodreads. I think I have really been on a roll of good books lately, and The Wife by Alafair Burke did not disappoint. I loved this book so much. Seriously, you need to run and not walk to get yourselves a copy of this one. It is out...

    The Wife Alafair Burke MY RATING ????? PUBLISHER Harper Audio PUBLISHED January 23, 2018 NARRATOR Xe Sands A timely and gripping psychological suspense novel that will leave you gasping for air. SUMMARY He makes a mistake and she may pay the price. All Angela w...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    Aug 14, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

  • Jen
    May 14, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

  • Jennifer Masterson
    Feb 13, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

  • Meredith
    Feb 20, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 23, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

  • Holly  B
    Feb 07, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Aug 03, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

    4.5 stars, rounded up A Traveling Friends group read, this is a well-written, intelligent domestic thriller/police procedural that restores my faith in the genre. I was engaged with this book right from the start. Complicated characters, perfect pacing, and solid plotting combined w...

    About: The Wife is a psychological thriller written by Alafair Burke. It was recently published on 1/23/18 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 352 pages. The genres are psychological, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction. My Experience: I started reading The Wife on 1/23/18...

    4.5 Stars! Whoa! What an ending!!! THE WIFE by ALAFAIR BURKE was an extremely fun, enjoyable, twisty, and surprising psychological domestic thriller that started out a little bit slow for me, but once I grasped the focus of this story, I was totally intrigued and immersed in this ta...

  • Melisa
    Apr 25, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Oct 23, 2017

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

  • Shannon
    Nov 13, 2017

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

    A multi-layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn't pull away from this one. Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story. The author's surprise twis...

    Blurb His scandal. Her secret. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professo...

    5 oh my goodness stars This book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its "Woo Hoo" conclusion. Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life o...

    3.75 Stars (rounded up). Angela?s life revolves around her son. Then she meets Jason and their whirlwind relationship takes her by storm. Once they marry, her life seems perfect. She has finally put her past behind her. Then Jason gets accused of sexual assault. Angela stands behi...

    4.5 Stars At last a smart grown up thriller that had me guessing right to the end. I liked the slow burn of this one as it tended to build up the tension. Deftly plotted and just the right amount of drama to keep it edgy and believable. I tend to have a love hate relationship w...

    This is a great story that shows how little we know about our spouses. Angela?s husband is first accused of sexual harassment from an intern. Then another woman accuses him of rape. Because of a past trauma in her life, she chooses to stand behind her man. Let?s just say, she?s...

    Angela Powell?s orderly and comfortable life is upended when her husband Jason, an NYU economics professor and best selling author, is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The situation escalates when another woman, Kerry Lynch, accuses him of rape. I thought this was going...

    4.5 stars, rounded up A Traveling Friends group read, this is a well-written, intelligent domestic thriller/police procedural that restores my faith in the genre. I was engaged with this book right from the start. Complicated characters, perfect pacing, and solid plotting combined w...

    About: The Wife is a psychological thriller written by Alafair Burke. It was recently published on 1/23/18 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 352 pages. The genres are psychological, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction. My Experience: I started reading The Wife on 1/23/18...

    4.5 Stars! Whoa! What an ending!!! THE WIFE by ALAFAIR BURKE was an extremely fun, enjoyable, twisty, and surprising psychological domestic thriller that started out a little bit slow for me, but once I grasped the focus of this story, I was totally intrigued and immersed in this ta...

    This was a 3.5 for me. I enjoyed this marital deception "who-done-it" for the most part but the narrator's persona (the wife, Angela) wore on me after a while. I also figured out who the unreliable character was about half-way through, so it made me impatient for Burke to just get on w...

    I BLEW through The Wife by Alafair Burke. I loved every second of it. I don?t know how many times I can say it but shortish chapters are the best! Also, multiple POVs always gets me excited. I was hoooooked! So what?s it about? Jason has many jobs, one of being a professor and t...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    Aug 09, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

    *4 stars* A fun and addictive surprise... Brief review: After a slower start, this ended up being quite a good read with various twists and surprises?each one well-paced and cleverly-constructed. The writing style is straightforward and unembellished, but strong and clear a...

    Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband?s side even though he?s been accused of sexual assault. This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much more than it initially seems! On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage. Married f...

    3, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Victims Unit stars!!!! *cue music* They say opposites attract, right? Well, that couldn't be more true for Angela and Jason Powell. Jason is a tenured professor at...

    It's been said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first-time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family! (She is the daughter of one o...

    When you mess with the bull you get the horns. Well, I've been charmed like a snake with the hypnotic writing of one Alafair Burke, non other than JLB's kid. The wife is a gullible gal. The husband accused of a few inexcusable interludes that threaten their life along with her own h...

    Dance-y happy head! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I?m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5-star-land, no sweat! Burke really had me going there. I could NOT put it down! Dance-y happy head after reading this! Okay, now that I've gotten some gush over with, I have...

    .....I was hooked from the start.....wondering who the hell was telling the truth? ......Then wondering what everyone hiding? ......I was Intrigued about ?The Wife? ( Angela) from the start and thoroughly engaged and curious about every character and the sexual harassment claim...

    Happy Publication Day (January 23, 2018) to The Wife! 5 innovative, timely, and edge-of-your-seat stars to The Wife! ? ? ? ? ? The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter. The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point. When Angela?s husband was accused ...

    The Wife by Alafair Burke is a 2018 Harper publication. How well do you know your husband? It?s that all too familiar, and oft dreaded question posed by law enforcement when it appears ones husband may have been leading a double life. Angela, just like many other loyal wive...

    Because, you know, I don?t have seventy four thousand other books to read and review, let me pick up a library book! ...

    3.5 stars for The Wife, a sleepy thriller with a tedious build-up but a shocking payoff! "In a case of he-said, she-said, 'she' had just racked up one small point on her side of the board." Jason Powell is a famous economist who's afforded his family a lavish Manhattan lifestyle ...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Mar 24, 2018

    This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material; it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged. No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the ...

    Holy freaking cow! All the Stars!!!! This was a 4 Star ? book for me. Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode! Wow! What a way to end a novel! Please don?t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this. I loved it! This should be made int...

    5 STARS Whew!!!! It feels like forever since I read a 5 star novel in my adored psychological thriller genre. THE WIFE is everything I am constantly on the lookout for in a book! I was starting to question my love for the unreliable narrator after so many alcoholic and agoraphobic n...