Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2019, A story about humanity in the guise of a thriller, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 21, 2019. crazily creative angles. Please try your request again later. The Perfect Wife is a cutting-edge suspense novel unlike any you've read before. She is pursuing her course in forensics by getting to meet with a serial killer in a high-security unit. ... Cobot Abbie figured everything out the end of the book was her figuring it out and smuggling Danny out to her family. There are a lot of great twists along the way. A lot of readers do like, so I'm not saying skip it, just be sure the subject matter is where your fictional interest lies. - who has a severe form of autism and is only able to communicate in certain ways. Tim had developed her after the real Abbie had "disappeared". Thought provoking and disturbing as well as being a great read. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The author's son is autistic and he speaks about this at the end. In The Stepford Wives part of the book, yuppie couple Kyle and Jessie move from their LA apartment to an upscale suburb down the California coast. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. In The Perfect Wife, Blake Pierce writes with the confidence and skill of a high school student in danger of flunking a class in basic composition and creativity. What really is a 5 star rating? The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney had a really unusual and interesting premise. I just could not connect to anything or anyone in this book that captivated my interest. I bought it and paid a lot for it so I wanted to like it. Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2019. Imagine The Stepford Wives meet The Silence of the Lambs to make a lousy book longer. Fear not, though, for true love will always prevail in New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lynsay Sands’s wicked historical romance romps. Please try your request again later. Loved the twists, especially how the end was written. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. They both had an edge and had so many twists and turns. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Other than that, it's entertaining. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2019, At times this book showed promise to be a good read, then something not really credible would happen; mainly this related to Jessie's interaction with her neighbour, friends and spouse. WOW ! We know that the main character, Jessie, is tortured by her past, but there were some pretty lame parts that would vaguely hint to what happened to her. Didn't even bother disguising plagiarism of Hannibal Lecter and Silence of the Lambs. Interesting having an unknown third-party narrating at times; didn't annoy me and you do find out who it is at the end. Overall an entertaining read with plenty of suspense, but I don't think I'll go on to read the rest of the series unless I can get those free on Kindle like this one. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The man by her side claims to be her husband. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2019. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. A must read! The Perfect Wife A Novel (Book) : Delaney, JP : "Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. Jessie actually gets to question a sociopathic monster who has been put away for life. Thing is I don't want to know either and I felt like I had to read through page after page of it to get to the meat of the story. I realised I didn't care enough about anything in the book to carry on. This was a good read. The Perfect Wife is a Romance Books by Lynsay Sands. Oh, how wrong I was! Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2019, It's so cute when men try to write convincingly from a woman's perspective, especially about such complex and thorny issues as misogyny and the sexual politics of being an attractive woman in a male-dominated industry. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Please try again. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Recommended. In fairness, I have to say that about 3/4 of the way through, it started to really speed up and get exciting and interesting, and so 4* was the appropriate mark. In a day and age quite overrun with thrillers (I’m not complaining) it’s a challenge to come up with something new and unique, and Delaney did it here. In The Perfect Wife, Blake Pierce writes with the confidence and skill of a high school student in danger of flunking a class in basic composition and creativity. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Release Date: August 6th, 2019. The Perfect Wife - AbeBooks abebooks.com Passion for books. It’s a sci-fi mixed with domestic thriller and it carries a heavy dose of creep factor. Not entirely new of course to explore humanity by using non human creations - Gene Roddenberry taught us that many years ago as did many other sci fi writers and indeed literature has investigated the nature of 'man' using comparisons with non humans since literature and drama existed. Publisher: Penguin Random House – Ballantine Books. Book Description. If you like unpredictable storylines read this. It makes you want to immediately read the next book in the series. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 28, 2019. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. I took one star off just for that because I think it's frustrating to have to deal with distracting mistakes as a reader. Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2019. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, includes free international wireless delivery via, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I thought this was a fast, fascinating, first read of this series. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Fear not, though, for true love will always prevail in New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lynsay Sands’s wicked historical romance romps. I read 53% before deciding life is too short to keep reading a book I will find an interest in. The real Abbie died five years earlier in a terrible accident, but he, a millionaire robotics entrepreneur, has created a perfect copy of his perfect wife so they can resume their perfect marriage. Please try again. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. She appears very naive about some things, and then she's proving how clever she is. Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019. I've read both 'the girl before' and 'believe me' and loved them. Totally gripping, a work of fiction but not completely implausible, that’s the scary part! Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. "Companion Robot." The main character has moved to a new place where none of the women seem to work and everyone is a member of a strange members' club with an unfeasibly high annual fee. In The Perfect Wife, Blake Pierce writes with the confidence and skill of a high school student in danger of flunking a class in basic composition and creativity. The Physical Object Format E-book ID Numbers Open Library OL24293638M ISBN 13 9780062013545 Suspend belief and you may just about enjoy it. The neighborhood has secrets, she has to intern to get her degree, the person she does, has links to her dark past. At first his wife-to-be- promised no such delights-her form was unbending, her health apparently fragile as she fainted in his arms after their first kiss. I did think that mixing current technology with advanced AI as part of the plot line was a stretch at times, but then this is a work of fiction, after all. Unable to add item to List. Drastic changes, for Kyle and Jessie, a house, with plenty of room, instead of the condo. When Abbie awakens in the hospital, she is told that she was involved in a serious auto accident and with medical technology has been brought back from a five-year coma. Littered with grammatical and spelling mistakes, and poorly written in general. Wow, a brilliantly written story, with so many twists and turns. The Perfect Wife by J P Delaney is a psychological suspense novel that will reel in readers from the start. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. “The Perfect Wife” (Ballantine Books), by JP Delaney Some couples seem to be perfect for each other, but can any relationship achieve perfection? Very original plot that grabbed me right away. The intimate and critically acclaimed biography of the much-admired First Lady -- now in paperback with a new post-election Afterword by the author -- The Perfect Wife tells the complete story of Laura Welch Bush. I thought that I'd sussed out what was going wrong about 3/4 of the way through. The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One), Book 1 of 15 in A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller, A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller, The Perfect Smile (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Four), The Perfect Lie (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Five), The Perfect Look (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Six), The Perfect Affair (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Seven), The Perfect Alibi (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Eight), The Perfect Neighbor (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Nine), The Perfect Disguise (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Ten). Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018. Please try again. Save your time and don't bother reading. Now in Book Three, after years of trying to be "the perfect wife," Felicia is struggling, for her children's sake, to rebuild her life following a divorce. Something went wrong. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Title: The Perfect Wife. Read The Perfect Wife online free from your Pc, Mobile. A guilty pleasure, you might say ;), Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2019. I mean like immediately, as in I'm done with this review because I'm going to read it now. Enjoy, I know I did. SPOILERS for The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney Abbie was a Cobot. The scientific-tech aspects of it were quite fascinating and thought-provoking, if also definitively unnerving. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? I highly recommend it to people who like domestic thrillers and are looking for fresh. “The Impact of Non-Rehabilitative Long-Term Incarceration on The Criminally Insane”, Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2018. That ending! Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2019. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I’ve never read a book like it! The Perfect Wife is a chilling and uniquely disturbing twenty-first-century twist on the unreliable narrator that makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking book. Is it one of the best books you've read, or is it one that you can't put down? Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller. A most-willing beauty wants to be The Perfect Wife—with everything that entails—to her brave and handsome new groom, but an outrageous series of mishaps seems to get in their way. I won't read another of the Jessie Hunt books, that's for sure. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. There are several unanswered questions, which I assume will be covered in the next book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 20, 2019. Jessie Hunt has secrets from her husband and her tutor, but these had not been revealed by the time I gave up. Also, do authors not get their books edited? In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I became very attached to Abbie. I read quickly, and know that I skip over words sometimes because of that, but even I noticed so many grammatical errors, it distracted me from the book. I couldn't even finish it, it was so ridiculous!! Loved the idea of a first person AI narrator. The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney had a really unusual and interesting premise. The Perfect Wife is a chilling and uniquely disturbing twenty-first-century twist on the unreliable narrator that makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking book. The novel is told from the alternating perspectives of Abbie the cobot, who propels the novel forward, and Scott Robotics employees, who provide a Greek chorus of exposition. THE PERFECT WIFE Edit. Readers who liked Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson will enjoy The Perfect Wife, JP Delaney’s futuristic twist on the story of an amnesiac wife with a … "Recipe for a Perfect Wife is a bold, intoxicating, page-turner. I'm not sure if this book is a thriller, sci-fi or perhaps a sci-fi thriller. There was a problem loading your book clubs. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I don't know so I flip back and forth. Perfect Wife is the first JP Delaney book that I've read, so wasn't sure what to expect. I wanted to bang my head AGAINST a wall at the ending...aka LUKE I AM YOU'R FATHER....AUGH!!! The Perfect Wife - Ebook written by Amber Lake. It didn't give us any insight into the character, and didn't add any value to the story, and was frankly just annoying. Karma Brown has long been a favorite of mine and this book is proof she just keeps getting better and better. - Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of … Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2019. I almost felt that 2 people had a hand in writing the story. Have you ever noticed that heroines are always svelte, beautiful creatures, perfect at everything? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2019. The Perfect Wife: The Orthodox Hindu Woman According to the ... Julia Leslie, L. Julia Leslie, Senior Lecturer in Hindu Studies Department of the Study of Religions and Director of the New Centre for Cross-Cultural Research in Gender and Religions School of Oriental and African Studies Julia Leslie Snippet view … Author: JP Delaney. Wow! Unrealistic characters and plot more concerned with engineering ridiculous 'shocking' twists than constructing a cohesive story. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Genetic Engineering Science Fiction (Books), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She killed herself by going into the ocean to get Danny to safety. Something went wrong. Meanwhile, Jessie’s life with husband, Kyle, is out of control. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I loved this book - it was suspenseful and alarmingly realistic. This is a reissue of the book that was first released in 2005 under my old publisher Dorchester. Criminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past. There is no way I could give this 5 stars because those are reserved for things like Orphan Master's Son,Deon Myers, or Jake Needham, but I do give them occasionally to other books. Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. I don't understand why any author would spend all that time writing a novel, and then not want to make sure it's perfect before having it available to the public. This is a thrilling, audacious story about women daring to take control." I've read other books by the author but only made it to half-way with this one. Ballantine, $27 (432p) ISBN 978-1-5247-9674-7. The Perfect Wife: A Novel by JP Delaney. But one split bridal gown later, her assets were eye-poppingly apparent and Paen could only grin as he anticipated the surprises yet to come on his wedding night with the perfect wife. This situation, in which the robot (or "cobot") is trying to find her/its place, is contrasted with a child - her child? There's a problem loading this menu right now. A most-willing beauty wants to be The Perfect Wife—with everything that entails—to her brave and handsome new groom, but an outrageous series of mishaps seems to get in their way. The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney is a 2019 Ballantine publication. I'm not one of those bra burning women, but I can't stand it when women are made out to be dumb as stumps either!! A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT WIFE is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. ― Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. I can't even, just Wow! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. How to Be a Perfect Wife and Other Myths by Day, Afton and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Jessie Hunt, an older graduate student, has finished her thesis but is doing her practicum at a unit for the criminally insane. Unable to add item to List. However, as the cover states, it's one of those books that you can't stop reading. The Perfect Wife This edition published in 2010 by HarperCollins in New York. I couldn’t put it down, so unlike anything I’ve read before. In a day and age quite overrun with thrillers (I’m not complaining) it’s a challenge to come up with something new and unique, and Delaney did it here. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The Stepford Wives Meet The Silence Of The Lambs To Make A Lousy Book Longer, Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019. I need to mention since many of my reader friends like a heads-up about "hot topics", this book does deal with the treatment of autism; some may agree and some may not. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 10, 2019. The Perfect Wife A Novel (Book) : Delaney, JP : "A missing woman receives a second chance at life, thanks to her billionaire husband--but the consequences are deadly in this gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before. Gripping plot to follow, and worth reading. The main character Jessie would never do most of the things she does, for an allegedly clever lady, both her behaviour and naivety are astonishing. THE PERFECT WIFE. Audio book sample courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio. Please try again. This is a thrilling book about humanity, set in the context of a near-future in which AI has advanced to the point where a robot, the protagonist, is fully sentient, autonomous and able to express emotion - and has been designed to do so to replace a person - the creator's wife - who has been missing for five years. There were no characters I really can say I liked, most I just felt uncomfortable with. Couldn't wait to find out if she was a real person or a robot. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The man by her side claims to be her husband. I've never read this author before but am so glad I did now. Now Felicia decides she needs a "wife" to help her juggle the demands of childcare, housework, and her fledgling career. The Perfect Block (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Two), The Perfect House (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Three). Promising idea but let down ultimately by poor plotting, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2020. A husband who wants to enjoy all the wealth he is now getting paid. An interesting insight into autism too! Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2019. This book is badged and, unfortunately, marketed, as a thriller, but that's not quite right. Reasonably well written but totally unbelievable. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2020. Although there are similarities, it’s way better than The Stepford Wives. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I kept telling myself it could never happen, but believed every word. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2019. I was shocked by the added note at the end about Google !!! Please try again. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It’s a sci-fi mixed with domestic thriller and it carries a heavy dose of creep factor. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Which means joining the country club, but, to her it’s a cheating spouse game.The story is of secrets, can the marriage survive and will Jessie. ... Digital Rights Management (DRM) The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to … Please try again. He knows things about her which he shouldn't and he is adept at "getting into people's heads". There were a few things that I disliked about this book. LOVED this book from beginning to the awesome ending. Hes a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valleys most innovative start-ups. 4.5 stars. The ending (and don't cheat and read the last page) was like w-h-a-t???? I'm certainly up for reading another JP Delaney book. My Non 5 Star is More About Me Than This Book, Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2018. The Perfect Wife is a cutting-edge suspense novel unlike any you've read before. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2020. The Perfect Wife JP Delaney. Jessie suffered a traumatic event as a small child and this could explain her interest in forensic psychology. I ended up reading it in 3 sittings because it really drew me in. I'm not interested in robotics, certainly don't know anything about it. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Once Hunted (A Riley Paige Mystery-Book 5) Synopsis: Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. 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