In the latest from the bestselling author of The Girl Before, Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or who the man beside her is, though he claims to be her husband. As Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband’s motives—and his version of events.
... thrusts readers into Abbie’s new world and the cultish dynamic of her husband’s cutting-edge company, Scott Robotics. What is Tim willing to do to make sure he has the perfect wife? ... Psychological thriller enthusiasts will love being floored by page five and blown away by page 91. Discovering the identity of the unknown narrator amid the shocking conclusion is like stepping on a land mine. Readers will crave answers to the questions: Is there such a thing as a perfect person, and how far will science go to achieve one?
... puts — almost perfectly — a high-tech spin on the stories of Frankenstein and Pygmalion with a tinge of the Stepford wives. Delaney includes just enough technology while keeping the focus primarily on the characters ... smoothly alternates between the new Abbie’s narrative and the couple’s past ... Abbie is a compassionate character and is instantly appealing ... Delaney’s subtle approach in depicting Tim’s controlling nature, his pathological obsession with work, and his neurosis about perfection add to the tension and the possibility of violence ... The intriguing plot leads to a chilling and surprising finale that perfectly caps The Perfect Wife.