Review: The Perfect Wife by J. P. Delaney


Release date: August 6, 2019

Publisher: Ballantine

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss.

She is a miracle of science.

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

Beware the man who calls you . . . 


Generally, I’m not the biggest fan of thrillers with a sci fi element to them, I’ve only read a select few that actually worked for me but this one sounded too bizarre and fascinating to pass up and I’m so glad I gave it a chance because it turned out to be pretty awesome.

I don’t have a lot to say in terms of the plot itself with this one because it unfolded in such a delicious way that I would hate to ruin it for anyone else. It was pretty twisty though and had lots of surprising moments, and the turns were really well executed and not added just for the sake of a shocking plot twist, they actually added something to the story. It also brought up some really interesting moral type questions that would be fun to discuss with a group of friends, so keep this in mind for a buddy read or a book club.

Anyone who has been bored to death of thrillers in general lately should give this one a try, it was highly unusual as far as the storylines goes but it still had the same elements that a great thriller has as well. Definitely recommended by me based on originality alone!

The Perfect Wife in three words: Original, Slick and Advanced

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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