Genres: Mystery / Fiction / Thriller / Suspense
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Harper
His scandal. Her secret.
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.
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Well...that was something! The tortoise wins the race! Is this to be continued?
‘The Wife’ a great title. Is it misleading or hinting at something?
From meager beginnings and raising her son alone, she hits the jackpot when Jason wants to marry her. Her love for him and their new family is unconditional….even after a few years. She is the wife that stands by her husband’s side through thin and thick, even when the relationship loses its initial shine and romance.
In love with Angela and her son. Comes from money, works hard and makes smart career and investment choices that propel him to tenure at NYU. He has provided his family with a beautiful home in NYC, a vehicle for her and private school for Spencer. At the height of his career, he isn’t to jeopardize his life now, is he?
The public allegation that her husband made inappropriate advances at the university towards an intern seems ridiculous to her. It is all a misunderstanding that will clear up…right? So who is Kerry Lynch that is also coming forward publicly claiming to have been raped by Jason? Does this have something to do with the fact that her and Jason had not been intimate since over a year? There was this one incident that had changed their marital life…could it be true that Jason was unfaithful? Is he capable of rape?
Loving someone without physical intimacy isn’t a big deal. If you really love a person then you don’t want to hurt that person. Sometimes you just do what you have to do. Does that imply to his job or to his needs? He has to come clean with Angela.
Checking his e-mails secretly has become a daily routine. She hates it. There are the parts of the media and the courts to deal with, and then there are the inner workings. She has to protect her son and shield him from the onslaught of media and questions from friends. Ultimately, she has to part from Jason.
Allegations are going as far as him going to jail. Everything is on the line and rest on his alibi. When Kerri Lynch ends up being dead…he is entangled beyond a web that can easily be undone.
The wife that stands by her husband. The wife that testifies in the most neutral way as advised by their lawyer. A wife that has a past to hide. A wife that gets away with knowing the truth. A wife that loves her husband.
The entanglement of this novel is crazy. Albeit it started a bit slow, I had my suspicions but did not expect the ending at first. The building of tension in the plot was perfectly done. The middle part with a lot of the lawyer jumbo mumbo was a little long for me, but I loved all the secrets and build up. Definitely a great novel…it almost screams for a sequel! Yes please!