Book Review: The Perfect Wife #JPDelaney @randomhouse @Netgalley

Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for access to this book in exchange for my honest review.  I have previously read one of Delaney’s works before and I was excited for the opportunity to get my hands on an advance copy of this one!

Robots.  This book revolves around robots and a husband’s infatuation with his wife.  The book isn’t techie or sci-fi in any way, it just is based around a man who runs a tech company and is trying to build cobots; realistic robots that can help us out emotionally.  I actually appreciated how this was written so I could follow along with everything…there’s no jargon or anything like that.

Someone is a psycho.  I won’t say who…it might even be more than one person.  This book has some crazy twists and turns.  The husband’s wife is missing and has been missing for five years.  He recreates her in cobot form and it’s bizarre.  She actually has her own thoughts and feelings.  It was interesting!

The book is told from two points of view.  We see what is happening through Abby, the cobot version of the wife, and from the office perspective.  There isn’t really a narrator for the office perspective, but this gives us background as when we read from this point of view, it is typically from the past.  It was very unique and I really liked this approach!  It added to the mystery and suspense of what was going on.  It was like we were peeking inside the office when certain things happened!

This ending.  I still have no idea what really happened at the end.  It was muddled for me.  I think I have a grip of what happened, but it’s still very confusing for me.  It doesn’t help when there are actual people and then robots of the people floating around.  If you have read this and have a solid understanding of what happened at the end, let me know.  It just doesn’t make sense; it was very confusing and I even re-read it three times.  Maybe it was just me and my scatter brain self who can’t figure it out, haha.

This book is being released on Tuesday, August 6th.  It is available for pre-order now!


Title: The Perfect Wife

Author: JP Delaney

Genre(s): Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: August 6, 2019

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: The Perfect Wife #JPDelaney @randomhouse @Netgalley”

  1. Great review! This one hadn’t really been on my radar, but I have read a previous JP Delaney book and enjoyed it, so maybe it’s time to try another! It’s a pity you found the ending so confusing, though. The ending is the most important part of the book, imo!

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    1. This was a compelling, addictive read, but the ending…so much and so confusing. I read Believe Me by Delaney and found that ending a bit bizarre 😂. It was still a good book and at least I understood the end, ha. I’d be curious to hear what you think of this one if you pick it up!

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      1. Would you recommend Believe Me over this new one? The Delaney book I read was The Girl Before, which I thought was a bit slow but I really liked it! I don’t remember the ending being especially bizarre, but it was unpredictable so maybe? It’s been a couple of years. Definitely time to try another!

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      2. For me I feel the same way about both of them, just kinda eh, not bad, but not great. Just average. Both have enough appeal to make you want to read it. I read The Perfect Wife faster than Believe Me so, there’s that 😂. Lots of people are raving about it, I guess it’s just me who is confused by wanting to figure out the end in its entirety.

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      3. Good to know. If I end up reading it I’m sure I’d love to chat with you about the ending! Whether I understand it any better or not, it’s still fun to talk spoilers every now and then. 🤓

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