The Wife: A Novel by Alafair Burke
Thoughts Before Reading:
So I am a librarian:
And one of my jobs is to process the new books and finish them to be added to the library. This is dangerous as you know I love reading, and I get first look at everything new.
So as you know, being a book lover I just can’t resist checking the new things out. This was one of them. As I was working on it, I read the synopsis on the jacket and just had to read it.
Angela met Jason Powell, a brilliant economics professor, while catering a party in the Hamptons. For him it was love at first sight and nothing could keep him from courting her. Angela never understood why he was interested, but this marriage gave her a chance to reboot her life and move her and her son out of her parent’s house.
Six year later: Jason, Angela, and her son are still a family but Jason is hardly ever home. He is now the author of a best-selling, has a huge media footprint, started his own consulting firm, and has become a cultural lightening rod.
For Angela, ever day is a resurrection of her old fears-the fear that her anonymity will be destroyed and that her dark past she has tried so hard to keep secret will once again become front page news.
When a college intern is accusing Jason of sexual harassment, both Jason and Rachel think of it as nothing more than a love-sick student.
But when a women from one of the company’s that Jason consults for accuses him of rape and looks to have proof, Angela starts to wonder if these women are lying, and does she know who the man she married?
Thoughts After Reading:
It was okay.
The beginning and middle were really good and a page turner
But the end fell flat for me. It was a good twist but at the same time it weakened the whole book.
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