The Wife by Alafair Burke

The Wife

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 ...

Details The Wife

TitleThe Wife
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
GenreMystery, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Fiction

Reviews The Wife

  • 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 to perfection. There is currently a flood of domestic/psychological thrillers in the book market; they are selling well and everyone wants a piece of that success. If you're like me, you may be wondering how you can spot the ones worth reading witho...
  • Shannon
    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 the other a consulting business. Oh, he’s also a best selling Author. Jason seems to have it all. Money, jobs, an actual house in NYC. He is married to Angela and has ...
  • Alafair Burke
    I am too biased to review the insides, but isn't the jacket pretty? Hope you enjoy what's behind the cover.
  • Kimberly
    You'll never see it coming! The twist is better than the one in Gone Girl.
  • switterbug (Betsey)
    I gambled on this book, not confident that a beach read could keep me riveted to its pages, but Alafair Burke swept me up in its plot and characters, right until the titillating last sentence. No, this isn’t literature. The language is plain spoken, but unpretentiously unself-conscious, and the author risked a powerful, topical plotline which could have been ripped from today’s headlines—sexual allegations in the workplace and beyond, a sub...
  • Susan Johnson
    It's hard to put this book down as there are so many twists and turns. There is no way I could have guessed the ending and I was simply breathless with anticipation of what would happen next. This book is a true roller coaster.Jason is an university professor who has become rich and famous with a breakout book. He's opened his own consulting firm and owns a real house in NYC. He has a lovely wife, Angela, and a thirteen year old stepson, Spencer....
  • Miriam
    I loved this book so much. It captivated me from the first sentence and I was surprised at every turn. HIGHLY recommend.
  • Nancy
    Really solid story telling. Revelations are well paced and I really didn’t guess the ending until nearly there. Excellent thriller. The author paced the story perfectly, revealing secrets and possible explanations with perfect timing. I read this over two days. It was very unexpected with twists and turns in the plot that had me guessing.
  • Stacey A. Prose and Palate
    4.5 Stars. Review to come to home
  • KC
    Jason Powell, successful NYU professor and wealthy businessman, loving husband to Angela, attentive stepfather to son, Spencer, suddenly finds himself accused of sexual misconduct and rape. Angela had everything until the allegations against her husband threw her off kilter. Having escaped a terrible and tramatic past, Angela will stop at nothing to protect her son and to salvage what she can of her marriage. Alafair Burke has made her characters...