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The Perfect Wife

(2019)
A novel by

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

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

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

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

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

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

A gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us.

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See what everyone is saying about JP Delaney, the hottest name in psychological thrillers:

'DAZZLING'- Lee Child
'ADDICTIVE'- Daily Express
'DEVASTATING'- Daily Mail
'INGENIOUS'- New York Times
'COMPULSIVE'- Glamour Magazine
'ELEGANT'- Peter James
'SEXY'- Mail on Sunday
'ENTHRALLING' - Woman and Home
'ORIGINAL'- The Times
'RIVETING'- Lisa Gardner
'CREEPY'- Heat
'SATISFYING' - Reader's Digest
'SUPERIOR' - The Bookseller
'MORE THAN A MATCH FOR PAULA HAWKINS' - Sunday Times

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A twisty, completely original psychological thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go until the very end." - Karen Cleveland

"A tour de force . . . The Perfect Wife is a chilling and uniquely disturbing twenty-first-century twist on the unreliable narrator that makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking book. It asks troubling questions about selfhood and ‘souls’ and what makes us human, and plays them out in a compelling psychological thriller." - Cara Hunter

"The Perfect Wife blew my mind! What a wonderful and unique thriller. I haven’t been able to put it down since it arrived, and now that I’ve finished I can’t stop thinking about it! Those last lines . . . wow! JP Delaney has outdone himself with his latest dynamic, razor-sharp, and thought-provoking thriller. The Perfect Wife is a cutting-edge suspense novel unlike any you’ve read before. . . . A must-read!" - Mary Kubica

"Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant . . . speculative fiction mixed up with a mind-bendingly twisty psycho thriller! I devoured it." - C J Tudor


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August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Perfect Wife
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ISBN: 1-78648-852-3 / 978-1-78648-852-7 (UK edition)
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August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Perfect Wife: A Novel
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Title: The Perfect Wife: A Novel
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Title: The Perfect Wife
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August 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Perfect Wife
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Title: The Perfect Wife
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ISBN: 0-385-69072-X / 978-0-385-69072-0 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Perfect Wife: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-593-10283-5 / 978-0-593-10283-1 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Perfect Wife
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ISBN: 0-525-52290-5 / 978-0-525-52290-4 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Wife
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August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Wife
Author(s): JP Delaney
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Wife
Author(s): JP Delaney
Publisher: Quercus
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Wife: A Novel
Author(s): JP Delaney
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Perfect Wife: A Novel
Author(s): JP Delaney
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Title: The Perfect Wife: A Novel
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August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Perfect Wife: The unique and explosive new thriller from the globally bestselling author of The Girl Before
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