THE WIFE is OUT!

THE WIFE is finally here, both in the United States and the UK. I can’t WAIT for you to read this book. I think it’s going to be one of those stories you’ll want to talk about when you’re finished (and here are the book club questions to prove it).

Named a best of the month book pick by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Entertainment Weekly, and Oprah, THE WIFE is the story of Angela Powell, a woman whose marriage is flung under the limelight when two women level troubling accusations of sexual violence against her husband, Jason. Angela faces an impossible choice: if she stands beside him, she is one of those women who commits the unforgivable crime of not supporting other women. If she decides to leave him, she risks the implosion of her own carefully curated life.

If you need a 2nd, 3rd, or 8th opinion, you can listen to these folks:

“Written by a former prosecutor with a genius for plot, this thrill ride of a novel takes a hard look at loyalty and the violence a secret can cause—especially when that secret involves a revered public figure accused of rape.” —O, the Oprah Magazine

“This might be the most gripping, insightful work from the best-selling author Alafair Burke yet. She poses a seemingly impossible, if undeniably compelling, challenge: a woman must either save her life or defend her husband, but not both.” Entertainment Weekly

“Alafair Burke has become a virtuoso of this popular subgenre in the mystery, one forged on the tropes of Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” and “Notorious,” where marriages are suspect and spouses are suspicious.  . . . Burke is a smart and entertaining writer, and her novels frequently capture the zeitgeist of our times in perceptive and page-turning ways (sexual harassment is at core of this one).” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

If you liked Gone Girl, Girl on the Train (don’t get me started on books with GIRL in the title; they’re WOMEN!!!), Burke has become a virtuoso of this popular subgenre in the mystery (untrustworthy narrators and suspicious marriages) . . .  Burke is a smart and entertaining writer. You’ll get sucked into this one.” —The Milwaukee Sentinel Journal

“Burke’s knowledge of criminal law and police procedures shines in this tangled plot with an unreliable narrator. Is anyone whom they seem to be?  Verdict: Edgar-nominated Burke (The Ex) has written a timely, riveting, and deeply resonant psychological suspense novel focused on sexual harassment and varying degrees of assault in both domestic and workplace settings. Fans of Linda Fairstein will devour this.” —Library Journal

“With plot twists and turns to the very end, this is a tantalizing follow-up to The Ex that will keep pages turning.” —Booklist

“[A] page-turner…. Classic domestic-thriller elements—the too-perfect couple, the unreliable narrator, the troubled past—are given a good workout in this satisfying round of ‘Who’s the Psycho?’” —Kirkus Reviews

“[A] roller-coaster of a domestic thriller.” —Publishers Weekly

“In a year in which readers are anticipating new crime fiction from many of the genre’s greatest practitioners, Alafair Burke has already thrown down the gauntlet with The Wife. This is the first truly great novel of 2018; a veritable instant classic.” —Bolo Book Reviews

“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.” —A Musing Reviews

“Taking one from the headlines, Alafair weaves a tale of suspense that takes you beyond simply the accused, but how that one betrayal takes you down a road where if you step on the brakes, your life spins out of control.  .. . . This is one of the best book and my favorite of 2018 and I can’t wait to see where Alafair takes us next.” —Dru’s Book Musings

“A subtly sneaky, emotionally complex, and utterly addictive novel of psychological suspense, The Wife delivers on all fronts. Burke always comes through with twisty plots and strong female characters, but she’s at the top of her game here.” —Lisa Scottoline, author of Exposed

“An intriguing, twisty psychological thriller, The Wife had me tearing through the pages, never sure which characters to trust. Smart, suspenseful, and absolutely riveting.” Megan Miranda, author of All the Missing Girls

“Alafair Burke always delivers. The Wife is a timely, gracefully written exploration of family, crime, and the current media-soaked, celebrity-obsessed, smartphone-crazed moment. Highly recommended.” —William Landay, author of Defending Jacob