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

  • Elyse
    Apr 02, 2018
    .....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
    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
    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...
  • Dianne
    Feb 22, 2018
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...
  • Julie
    Mar 29, 2018
    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...
  • Babydimps (Suzy)
    Apr 27, 2018
    Believe the hype on this one, people! Wow, what a great domestic thriller! Lots of exciting twists, secrets and lies! This is my first Alafair Burke novel, but most definitely wont be my last. She does a really good job at keeping the reader guessing. And that ending!? Perfection! 4 st...
  • Larry H
    Feb 24, 2018
    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
    ????? / 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
    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...
  • Dana
    Mar 05, 2018
    Unputdownable!! ????? The Wife has renewed my faith in thrillers!!! The Wife is a fast paced, addictive domestic thriller that grabbed me from the very first page. The story reads like peeling an onion, layer by layer, slowly revealing its rotten core. It will have you ...
  • Lisa
    Apr 12, 2018
    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...
  • Jan
    Mar 12, 2018
    Superbly executed and highly addicting domestic thriller. Would love to see this play out on the silver screen!! I am still giddy from the high this book left me on! :) I don't even know where to start, as there are so many layers to this book. So many secrets, so many lies. Wh...
  • Janelle
    Jan 18, 2018
    THE WIFE by Alafair Burke - Thank you so much to Harper for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. ?In an instant, I became the woman they assumed I?d been all along: the wife who lied to protect her husband.? This book rocked my world! I LOVED it with a capital...
  • Cathrine ☯️
    Jan 12, 2018
    3.5 ? As most of my GR friends know I?m a total fangirl when it comes to James Lee Burke?s writing and though there is little comparison with story construction/characters, Alafair Burke definitely has her daddy?s writing prowess and I look forward to checking out more of her ...
  • Helga
    May 08, 2018
    My mind is blown to a million pieces! Since I stayed up late last night and woke up real early to continue reading, I look like a zombie right now. You know, when you read a really really good book and you say no way there is going to be another one as good and as enjoyable as this ...
  • Vanessa
    Apr 25, 2018
    This was a well executed thriller plot wise so I kept wondering why I was taking forever to read it, I guess for me the writing never really pulled me in and I kept disengaging but by the second half the story picked up steam and I literally couldn?t put it down and the ending was ju...
  • Jen
    May 14, 2018
    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
    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
    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 & Traveling Sister
    Jan 23, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Melisa - Traveling Sister
    Apr 25, 2018
    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
    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...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Mar 24, 2018
    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...