The Wife by Alafair BurkeHis 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 to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.
Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look at the man she married. And when she is asked to defend Jason in court, she realizes that her loyalty to her husband could unearth old secrets.
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Added by 18 of our members. The Wife A novel by Alafair Burke. When Angela met Jason Powell, while catering a function in the Hamptons, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, but to her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer.
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Readers who enjoyed Alafair Burke's crime-thriller The Ex for its sharply-drawn main character, hard-fighting high-profile trial attorney Olivia Randall will be pleased to know that she makes a return appearance in Burke's new book, The Wife. Readers who were kept eagerly turning pages by Burke's thriller-writing expertise will likewise be pleased to know that their author hasn't lost a single step: apart from a slightly querulous opening couple of pages, The Wife is a perfectly-choreographed sequence of plot twists designed to make it virtually impossible to stop reading. And readers who finished The Ex wondering if Burke could manage yet again to write an entire book in which all of the main characters were thoroughly, deeply unlikable will be — well, maybe not pleased? But surely intrigued? By the end of the book, they'll be hoping even the year-old kid somehow gets the electric chair.
From New York Times bestselling author Alafair Burke, a stunning domestic thriller in the vein of Behind Closed Doors and The Woman in Cabin 10—in which a.
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In stores NOW. Order here. Acquired by Amazon Studios for adaptation to feature film. Book Club Questions here. From New York Times bestselling author Alafair Burke, a stunning domestic thriller in the vein of Behind Closed Doors and The Woman in Cabin 10 —in which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself.