The Wife

The Wife Review

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 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.

Title:The Wife
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    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 ...

  • Jennifer Masterson

    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 titl...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

    5 STARSWhew!!!! 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 ques...

  • Alafair Burke

    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover. ...

  • Meredith

    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 init...

  • Larry H

    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 tha...

  • Jen

    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 acc...

  • Debbie

    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 ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister

    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 writin...

  • Elyse

    .....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 th...