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Alyssa’s Reviews – The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney (ARC)

Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

JP Delaney is a super popular adult author, known for her mystery thriller novels. I had never read one of his novels before, but I requested an ARC of this one as it sounded right up my alley! Although, the synopsis does not do this book justice, and doesn’t really talk about any of the main points!

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(No fancy picture for this one today – I’m lending my ARC out to my Aunt!)

Synopsis:

The perfect life. The perfect love. The perfect lie. From the bestselling author of The Girl Before comes a gripping new psychological thriller. . . .
Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss.
She is a miracle of science.
But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband’s motives–and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to Abbie half a decade ago?
Beware the man who calls you . . .

This was one wild thriller!

Upon first impression/chapter, I found the writing a bit difficult to read. I don’t think I have ever read a novel written in second person, so I needed some time to get used to it. After that, I really enjoyed the writing. Every few chapters, there is a little flashback about how the relationship between Tim and Abbie began, and I really enjoyed this parts a lot. The writing takes an interesting turn at the end of the novel (no spoilers here!) which I LOVED! It is one of my favourite “random” plot twists of the year!

To be completely honest with you, I didn’t love any of the characters, but I don’t think you are really supposed to anyways! I couldn’t connect to any of them, but I was still very interested and intrigued by their story. Plus, the character development in this one is great!

The AI plot line  in this story is one of my favourite concepts ever. I am a big techie, and am always interested in reading/learning about the technology of tomorrow. Initially, I had no idea that the main character in this story was a robot, and I really really enjoyed reading about it.

The ending of this crazy story is super surprising and in no way expected. At the beginning of the end, I wasn’t exactly sure what was happening. But it turned out to be a crazy twist and really interesting way to end the story.

This is truly the definition of an unputdownable novel, and I highly encourage all of you to pick this one up! Overall, I rated this book 4.5/5 stars! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for the ARC!

Good Night Book Owls!

9 thoughts on “Alyssa’s Reviews – The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney (ARC)

  1. I love an unexpected ending. I think I have this book languishing on my shelf somewhere. Must go and have a look.

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