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. This situation, in which the robot (or "cobot") is trying to find her/its place, is contrasted with a child - her child? 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. 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. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 28, 2019. Please try your request again later. This book is badged and, unfortunately, marketed, as a thriller, but that's not quite right. A guilty pleasure, you might say ;), Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2019. Fear not, though, for true love will always prevail in New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lynsay Sands’s wicked historical romance romps. Jessie Hunt has secrets from her husband and her tutor, but these had not been revealed by the time I gave up. Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2019. Fear not, though, for true love will always prevail in New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lynsay Sands’s wicked historical romance romps. 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. It makes you want to immediately read the next book in the series. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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. Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. Please try again. There are a lot of great twists along the way. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. SPOILERS for The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney Abbie was a Cobot. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2019. Audio book sample courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio. Although there are similarities, it’s way better than The Stepford Wives. 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. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. crazily creative angles. Tim had developed her after the real Abbie had "disappeared". A must read! Unrealistic characters and plot more concerned with engineering ridiculous 'shocking' twists than constructing a cohesive story. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Please try again. Please try again. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. 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. Meanwhile, Jessie’s life with husband, Kyle, is out of control. I've read both 'the girl before' and 'believe me' and loved them. “The Impact of Non-Rehabilitative Long-Term Incarceration on The Criminally Insane”, Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2018. ... Cobot Abbie figured everything out the end of the book was her figuring it out and smuggling Danny out to her family. The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney had a really unusual and interesting premise. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018. Tim has spent half a decade and an enormous amount of resources to bring his wife back. I'm certainly up for reading another JP Delaney book. I mean like immediately, as in I'm done with this review because I'm going to read it now. 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. However, as the cover states, it's one of those books that you can't stop reading. The Perfect Wife by J P Delaney is a psychological suspense novel that will reel in readers from the start. I'm not sure if this book is a thriller, sci-fi or perhaps a sci-fi thriller. 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. 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. 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. 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. Enjoy, I know I did. Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2019. Recommended. I can't even, just Wow! Hes a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valleys most innovative start-ups. The neighborhood has secrets, she has to intern to get her degree, the person she does, has links to her dark past. 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. THE PERFECT WIFE Edit. Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. 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. The Perfect Wife This edition published in 2010 by HarperCollins in New York. I almost felt that 2 people had a hand in writing the story. This is a thrilling, audacious story about women daring to take control." 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. This was a good read. I couldn’t put it down, so unlike anything I’ve read before. A husband who wants to enjoy all the wealth he is now getting paid. Loved the twists, especially how the end was written. Didn't even bother disguising plagiarism of Hannibal Lecter and Silence of the Lambs. The Perfect Block (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Two), The Perfect House (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Three). Thought provoking and disturbing as well as being a great read. The Perfect Wife is a cutting-edge suspense novel unlike any you've read before. Please try your request again later. Jessie Hunt, an older graduate student, has finished her thesis but is doing her practicum at a unit for the criminally insane. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Book Description. The Perfect Wife JP Delaney. Ballantine, $27 (432p) ISBN 978-1-5247-9674-7. Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2019. I couldn't even finish it, it was so ridiculous!! 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. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I highly recommend it to people who like domestic thrillers and are looking for fresh. Other than that, it's entertaining. Wow, a brilliantly written story, with so many twists and turns. 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 … The ending (and don't cheat and read the last page) was like w-h-a-t???? Unable to add item to List. 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. I bought it and paid a lot for it so I wanted to like it. Also, do authors not get their books edited? The Perfect Wife is a Romance Books by Lynsay Sands. It’s a sci-fi mixed with domestic thriller and it carries a heavy dose of creep factor. The Physical Object Format E-book ID Numbers Open Library OL24293638M ISBN 13 9780062013545 There was a problem loading your book clubs. Oh, how wrong I was! It didn't give us any insight into the character, and didn't add any value to the story, and was frankly just annoying. 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. Imagine The Stepford Wives meet The Silence of the Lambs to make a lousy book longer. Gripping plot to follow, and worth reading. Reasonably well written but totally unbelievable. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, includes free international wireless delivery via, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. LOVED this book from beginning to the awesome ending. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 10, 2019. There's a problem loading this menu right now. “The Perfect Wife” (Ballantine Books), by JP Delaney Some couples seem to be perfect for each other, but can any relationship achieve perfection? 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. 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. I won't read another of the Jessie Hunt books, that's for sure. There was a problem loading your book clubs. I wanted to bang my head AGAINST a wall at the ending...aka LUKE I AM YOU'R FATHER....AUGH!!! These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. Title: The Perfect Wife. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 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. 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. 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. That ending! 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. Loved the idea of a first person AI narrator. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Author: JP Delaney. It’s a sci-fi mixed with domestic thriller and it carries a heavy dose of creep factor. "Companion Robot." Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2020. THE PERFECT WIFE (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One) NOW AVAILABLE! Jessie suffered a traumatic event as a small child and this could explain her interest in forensic psychology. 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!! Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2019. WOW ! Couldn't wait to find out if she was a real person or a robot. Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller. I became very attached to Abbie. THE PERFECT WIFE. I kept telling myself it could never happen, but believed every word. If you like unpredictable storylines read this. 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. 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. "Recipe for a Perfect Wife is a bold, intoxicating, page-turner. My Non 5 Star is More About Me Than This Book, Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2018. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2019. - who has a severe form of autism and is only able to communicate in certain ways. Please try again. 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. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I realised I didn't care enough about anything in the book to carry on. 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. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Genetic Engineering Science Fiction (Books), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She appears very naive about some things, and then she's proving how clever she is. The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney is a 2019 Ballantine publication. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The author's son is autistic and he speaks about this at the end. The man by her side claims to be her husband. Release Date: August 6th, 2019. I thought this was a fast, fascinating, first read of this series. This part of the story thread is cloaked in secrecy, but is not hard to figure out. 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 are several unanswered questions, which I assume will be covered in the next book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 20, 2019. 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. I took one star off just for that because I think it's frustrating to have to deal with distracting mistakes as a reader. Karma Brown has long been a favorite of mine and this book is proof she just keeps getting better and better. Jessie actually gets to question a sociopathic monster who has been put away for life. - Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of … Synopsis: Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2019. I loved this book - it was suspenseful and alarmingly realistic. Perfect Wife is the first JP Delaney book that I've read, so wasn't sure what to expect. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. An interesting insight into autism too! Interesting having an unknown third-party narrating at times; didn't annoy me and you do find out who it is at the end. Something went wrong. The Perfect Wife - AbeBooks abebooks.com Passion for books. Is it one of the best books you've read, or is it one that you can't put down? It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. He knows things about her which he shouldn't and he is adept at "getting into people's heads". ― Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl. I've read other books by the author but only made it to half-way with this one. The Perfect Wife: A Novel by JP Delaney. Have you ever noticed that heroines are always svelte, beautiful creatures, perfect at everything? Suspend belief and you may just about enjoy it. 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. Totally gripping, a work of fiction but not completely implausible, that’s the scary part!