Thank you, thank you, thank you all for supporting my new book, THE WIFE. I’ve gotten so many incredible notes from you in response to this book, and I can’t wait to continue hearing your reactions to Angela, Jason, and their layered, scandal-prone lives. Keep reading!
Breaking News: THE WIFE, the movie
THE WIFE will be adapted as a major motion picture by Amazon Studios. I’m thrilled to report that I’ll be writing the screenplay!
Some great new reviews are in:
“The stress of a marriage under siege comes breathtakingly alive as Burke’s twisty plot unspools… The Wife is a timely and triumphant thriller from a writer at the absolute top of her game.” – Strand Magazine
“A truly superior plot…labyrinthine and subtly layered [and] timed to perfection.” – Thriller Books Journal
“Fresh and timely. … The issue of sexual harassment and assault gets a new spin in Alafair Burke’s gripping new novel, The Wife.” – Associated Press
“[Burke is] one of the more subtle suspense writers around. This has all the makings of a standout novel.” – LitHub
“[Burke] brings authenticity to the legal intricacies of the plot. And she’s skilled at keeping the surprises accelerating, right to the last line.” – Tampa Bay Times
“Alafair Burke has been one of our finest suspense novelists for some time now, but in The Wife she takes new risks, and the result is her best novel yet.” – CT News
“Twisty and schemey…. Burke knows what she’s doing.” – Seattle Times
“Timely…Burke delivers an addictive and emotionally complex thriller that explores resonant contemporary issues like family life, social media, celebrity obsession and sex crime with her trademark forensic eye and powerful psychological insight. THE WIFE is domestic noir at its very best… this sizzling, simmering, serpentine thriller sees the former prosecutor turned acclaimed author on her very best form… the dénouement is a corker. A delicious treat for all crime fiction fans.” – Lancashire Evening Post
“THE WIFE portrays in spellbinding suspense a story that peels away the layers of the complex characters involved in a sexual scandal, and keeps the pages turning to its shattering climax.” – BookReporter
I also discussed #metoo and killer endings with Book Page, did an interview Crimespree Magazine, had a radio chat with Capital Radio in Sacramento, and wrote short pieces about THE WIFE for Bookanista and Crime Time.
And if you are already looking for your next read, Female First asked me to list some of my favorite domestic thrillers.
THE WIFE is out in the UK, where it has a very different cover. What do you think?
I’ve been across the country and back since pub-date, sharing and signing and talking all about THE WIFE. Here are some pics from the road: