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