The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney

The Perfect Wife

The perfect life. The perfect love. The perfect lie. From the bestselling author of The Girl Before comes a gripping new psychological thriller. . . .Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He's a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley's most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid sur...


Details The Perfect Wife

TitleThe Perfect Wife
ISBN9781524796747
Author
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherBallantine Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense
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Reviews The Perfect Wife

  • Dita
    2019-02-21
    This book is crazy and NOTHING like most of what I read. I am on record as being solidly anti sci-fi but this is JP Delaney we are talking about so naturally, it is mesmerizing, compulsively readable, disturbing and fascinating.I don't want to give too much away but this book is part cautionary tale about artificial intelligence, part domestic thriller and part heartfelt story of a family navigating the challenges of a child with autism......and ...
  • Felicia
    2019-04-08
    If Westworld and The Stepford Wives and Sleeping With the Enemy and Gone Girl had a baby, J.P. Delaney would be the baby daddy. _________________________________"You don't change the future without changing the rules."_________________________________The last thing I want to do is ruin the experience of reading this book by divulging too much with my review so I'll just say this:OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGG!akaI loved it!akaI couldn't put it down!akaDel...
  • Susanne Strong
    2019-07-01
    5 PERFECT STARS!Oh my Goodness?! What the FRAK did I just read? Like that was Weird, Wild and Completely Crazy and I loved every second of it. “The Perfect Wife” by J.P. Delaney is a mix of science fiction, suspense and mystery with INSANE twists and turns. Your heart will pound and it will ache. NOTHING will ever be the same again. Some people strive for perfection daily and will do absolutely anything to achieve it. Tim is that guy. He expe...
  • Kaceey
    2019-07-19
    I've been guilty of requesting a book without reading the blurb....I mean, not one little bit!I see an author I know that I enjoy and, “click“ goes the request button! Typically I receive my standard, formulary thriller. Some better than others, but in the end, all falling into the same pattern.Well...let me tell you about the shock on my face as I started in on this read, quickly realizing that finally the mold was officially broken!😳What...
  • Paromjit
    2019-04-27
    JP Delaney establishes his reputation for intelligent, complex, thought provoking, beautifully written psychological thrillers with his latest offering. It is a blend of AI with its spectacular groundbreaking, cutting edge scientific breakthroughs and family drama with its sinister and creepy overtones that drive the narrative. Simultaneously, it asks some of the deepest philosophical questions, of ethics and morality, what it is to be human, and...
  • Dita
    2019-02-21
    This book is crazy and NOTHING like most of what I read. I am on record as being solidly anti sci-fi but this is JP Delaney we are talking about so naturally it is mesmerizing, compulsively readable, disturbing and fascinating.I don't want to give too much away but this book is part cautionary tale about artificial intelligence, part domestic thriller and part heartfelt story of a family navigating the challenges of a child with autism......and s...
  • Debra
    2019-06-23
    Well that was a thought provoking and fun ride. Nicely done!Abbie wakes up and wonders where she is and how she got there. A man in the room says he is her husband. He also happens to be the brilliant founder of a tech company in the Silicon Valley. Abbie is not only his wife, she is an avid surfer, an artist and the mother of his child -she is the perfect wife.When Abbie comes home memories begin to come back to her. She begins to question thing...
  • Linda
    2019-05-29
    Imagine all the people......(John Lennon)But what if the people are really not the people who say they are the people?J.P. Delaney creates a whirlwind of opposing ideas and characters marching to different drummers and hearing rhythms not privy to all. Buckle your seatbelts. The Perfect Wife is at the wheel and it's gonna be a rough, rough ride.Abbie Cullen, talented artist and superb surfer, died under strange circumstances over five years ago. ...
  • Liz
    2019-07-10
    4.5 starsWhat doesn’t come across from the book’s blurb is that this is sci-fi. Abbie awakes from what she thinks has been an accident. Her husband and child are alive, so no worries, until her husband says that she’s actually a cobot, a “companion robot” -that she actually died and what she thinks of as HER memories have been uploaded into her. Now Abbie maybe a robot, but she’s one with empathy. It was hard to remember that she wasn...
  • Amanda
    2019-07-04
    Having devoured JP Delaney’s other books “The Girl Before” and “Believe Me” like a thirsty man being offered water in a desert, I knew to get myself comfortable with a drink in the sun and enjoy!!!I absolutely loved this book and read it practically in 1 go!! It’s so hard to do this amazing book the justice it deserves without giving too much away.Abbie Cullen wakes up in hospital groggy wondering what has happened. Her husband Tim te...
  • Betsy
    2019-07-12
    Don't judge a book by its cover...or its title or blurb. Thanks to the other Goodreads reviewers who alerted me to the fact that this book isn't what it appears to be. If I didn't have any reviews to go on, I would have thought The Perfect Wife was "women's fiction" with some mystery/suspense thrown in. It's much more like speculative fiction or sci-fi than what it's advertised to be.The cover--This image looks far too clean and perfect for a boo...
  • Carolyn
    2019-07-10
    When Abbie wakes up in a hospital bed after 5 years she is told she is the wife of the wealthy CEO of a robotics company, Tim Scott and they have a 10 year old autistic son. A technological breakthrough has helped bring Abbie back to life, and although she can never be the same person as she was before, she looks perfect. Abbie's memories slowly return and she remembers how she first met Tim when she became an artist in residence at his company. ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    2019-07-20
    A captivating, mind-bending, suspenseful read. I loved it!This is the third book I've read from the author and I feel this story gripped me with the same intensity that it creeped me out. It explores relationships, AI, automation, marriage, data rights, consent, and more, all in a deeply interesting fictional setting.I love speculative fiction, specially in a sci-fi setting. It's difficult to compare it other books but most likely you will enjoy ...
  • Selena
    2019-05-15
    I received a free e-copy of The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney from NetGalley for my honest review.The Perfect Wife is like no book I have read before. It is a Sci-fi Thriller.Tim Scott, famous entrepreneur, is married to Abbie Cullen. One day she goes missing while surfing in rough waters. Five years later, Tim builds a robot re-creation of his wife (cobot Abbie). This robot can talk, and was created to have emotions and even memories. Not just an...
  • Pauline
    2019-05-09
    Tim has lost his wife Abbie and five years later has a clone made using his wife's memories to make her as lifelike as possible but with a few alterations to make her the perfect wife.The clone is finding it difficult to fit in and as more and more memories come to her she begins to look into what actually happened to Tim's wife.This is a thriller that makes you think about the way technology is evolving.Thank you to NetGalley and Quercus Books f...
  • Malia
    2019-03-22
    It took me a long time to finish this book, although it's far from boring. The concept of an AI version of a real person seems scarily realistic and provided an intriguing premise. I don't want to give anything away, and I know this book remains months from publication, but it might be my favorite by Delaney so far, even if it took me a while to get through. There were a few plot holes and I could see a few of the twists coming, but all in all, i...
  • Jayme
    2019-06-30
    "What Gates was to personal computers, Jobs was to smartphones, or Musk was to electric cars, Tim Scott was to AI (Artificial Intelligence); or would be, very soon." So, when his "Perfect Wife", Abbie, goes missing, and has still not been found, nearly five years later, Tim does what any brilliant CEO of his own Robotics company would do...he recreates her as a "Cobot"-short for "companion robot"-designed to alleviate the loss of a "loved one". A...
  • j e w e l s
    2019-07-22
    TWO STARSSorry guys. I wanted to like this one. I tried. I did. Lots of Goodreads friends are loving this one. Out of JP Delaney’s three novels, I have only given thumbs up for one of them. J.P. Delaney is a slick operator when it comes to injecting a cool vibe into his novels. Unfortunately for me, that cool factor comes at an expense. His characters are as flat as cardboard and I struggle to generate any feelings one way or the other about th...
  • Heidi
    2019-07-11
    Careful – enter at own risk. Because under this innocuous title hides a story that is just INSANE! My mind is still reeling from the roller coaster ride, and I’m not sure that my simple hippie mind really understood it all in the end.Take my advice and go into this one blindly. The title really doesn’t do the book justice, so don’t expect a run-of-the-mill thriller here. It will blow your mind. It will challenge the way you perceive reali...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    2019-07-02
    I've read and enjoyed all of J.P. Delaney's previous novels, so I was excited to pick this one up! It definitely has more of a sci-fi element than Delaney's previous works, which is hinted at in the blurb, but was not what I was expecting. Finding out Abbie was actually a "cobot", or "companion robot", was a surprise to me, and to be honest, I was worried I wouldn't enjoy the book because of that. Overall, I did really like The Perfect Wife, up ...
  • Jayme
    2019-06-30
    "What Gates was to personal computers, Jobs was to smartphones, or Musk was to electric cars, Tim Scott was to AI (Artificial Intelligence); or would be, very soon." So, when his "Perfect Wife", Abbie, goes missing, and has still not been found, nearly five years later, Tim does what any brilliant CEO of his own Robotics company would do...he recreates her as a "Cobot"-short for "companion robot"-designed to alleviate the loss of a "loved one". A...
  • Gary
    2019-06-02
    J. P. Delaney is the pseudonym of a writer Tony Strong who has previously published best selling fiction under his own name. This is the 3rd book I have read by this author and found this met the previous high standards of 'Believe me' which I also thoroughly enjoyed.The main character Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man by her side explains that he's her husband. He is a titan of the tech world and the foun...
  • Sara
    2019-05-06
    Another interesting concept from J.P. Delaney!If like me, you were disappointed with The Girl Before i would recommend giving this book a chance. The concepts are very different and in my opinion, this was better executed. This story focuses on an A.I "cobot" (companion robot) who was built by a famous scientist trying to replicate his presumed dead wife. You follow Abbie 2.0 struggle with adapting to this new form whilst trying to remember as mu...
  • Judy
    2019-07-17
    Intriguing, thought-provoking novel involving artificial intelligence and robotics (but not so technical as to be difficult for the reader to understand). A very engaging story of a mother, Abbie, married to tech CEO Scott, and their 10-year old autistic son, Danny. Abbie wakes in a hospital and is told she is married to Tim, is an artist, and is a mother to Danny. But wait - she's not human - she's a cobot, a companion robot built in Abbie's ima...
  • Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition
    2019-07-04
    Wow, this story felt very real, yet the twists and turns kept me guessing the whole time, all the way up to the end. This novel presents the moral and ethical issues of artificial intelligence - what makes something man-made, human? If they have the capacity for empathy and emotion, should they be held to our human laws and more importantly, should they be protected as humans or treated as machines?The non human protagonist was very well fleshed ...
  • Ceecee
    2019-07-10
    I’m not sure where to start with this novel other than to say I am still a bit stunned! I thought it was amazing and I would love to sit and discuss some of the issues raised with the author! I love the start with the dream of Diwali in Jaipur and then wham! You realise that it is Abbie’s dream - an empathetic Cobot (companion bot) created by her husband Tim in Silicon Valley. This is a very hot topic and so very relevant. Where real Abbie is...
  • Seema Rao
    2019-02-18
    Disturbing ~ Intricately-plotted ~ Eerietl;dr: Bots can be babes? Or maybe, robot wifes are the best wifes...WOW. I can't wait to find someone who has read this one. The Perfect Wife takes one some of the most challenging issues of today: AI, me too, wealth disparity, euthanasia (sort of), genetic treatment, and makes them into a surprising compelling novel. This book pulls you in within the first line, and you don't want to stop until you are do...
  • Miki Mackennedy
    2019-03-08
    Tech billionaire Tim Scott's wife is dead, or missing, or...Abbie Cullen-Scott has disappeared and nobody is quite sure if she has committed suicide or been murdered or run away. Her husband uses his tech company and brings her back to life in the form of a cobot (a companion robot). Has he created a replacement for the wife he loved so much? Is he just using her as a proto-type to launch his next AI money maker or is this something else entirely...