Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review: The Wife by Alafair Burke

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1050.0 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (Jan. 23 2018)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072NY8QFP

Book Description

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.

This much-anticipated follow-up to Burke’s Edgar-nominated The Ex asks how far a wife will go to protect the man she loves: Will she stand by his side, even if he drags her down with him?

About the Author

Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of "two power house series" (Sun-Sentinel) that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, believable, and eminently likable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair's novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America's police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun-Times. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair "is a terrific web spinner" who "knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy."

A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. Her books have been translated into 12 languages.

Alafair's work has been praised by some of the world's most respected crime writers, including Gillian Flynn, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, and Nelson DeMille.

Learn more about Alafair at

My Review

The Wife is the latest novel by author Alafair Burke. I discovered Alafair because I was such a huge fan of her father's, but now I read Alafair Burke's novels because she writes amazing stories.

I cannot tell you how much I loved The Wife. What a great book filled with fascinating characters. I seriously could not get anything done today until I finished reading The Wife.

I love a novel with twists and The Wife has some doozies. Interesting story about a young woman and her son. The young woman had been kidnapped by a stranger and kept in captivity for 3 years. When she went back to her family she returned with her young son. Years later she is living a quiet life with her husband until he starts becoming well known. Then he is accused of indecent exposure by one woman and rape by another. Contemporary issues that are so relevant today.

Highly recommend The Wife. I recommend all of Alafair Burke's books. She just keeps getting better and better.

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