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#BookReview The Perfect Wife By J. P. Delaney #Thriller

414HQJ3kQVL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgThank You very much to the publisher – Quercus and Net Galley for the review copy.
ISBN13: 9781786488527
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release date: 08 08 2019
Price*: Kindle £6.49 (GBP)/  Hardback £10.52 (GBP)
Kindle $13.99 (USD)/ Hardback $18.90 (USD)
Pages: ~ 448
My rating: 6/10
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What I learned from this book: I learned about autistic children and different help methods.

Description of the book: Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man by her side explains that he’s her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative startups. He tells Abbie she’s a gifted artist, a doting mother to their young son, and the perfect wife.

Five years ago, she suffered a terrible accident. Her return from the abyss is a miracle of science, a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that has taken him half a decade to achieve.

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 her, half a decade ago?

How this book made me feel: When I saw that J.P. Delaney written a new book, it was a no brainer whether to read it or not, I absolutely loved his previous books. (Reviews here: The Girl Before  Believe Me) However, I think this one was the worst of all three. 😦

The protagonist in this book was an artificial intelligence robot called Abbie. She is uploaded with original Abbie’s memories, and she feels like a human. And that is where it doesn’t make sense to me. Sometimes Abbie is very human-like, the way she thinks and the way she behaves, and sometimes she is a simple machine, my brain admired and despised her at the same time. 😀 I really liked other characters in this book though. I think the real Abbie, her husband and all background characters are really well crafted and very intriguing. I don’t really like reading books about disabilities, but I really liked the way the author delivered Danny’s character. It was insightful and I learned a lot about autistic children.

The narrative of this book had me intrigued, I really wanted to find out what happened to the real Abbie. I liked the twists and turns that the author incorporated throughout the book. It was very clear from previous novels, that the author loves IT, but I think in this book he overdid it, and it feels more of a Sci-fi than an actual psychological thriller. The narrative was told from multiple perspectives, one being an anonymous employee, who was telling the real story, and I think that was a genius move. The anonymous narrator’s parts were the most interesting ones for me.

The writing style was gripping and intriguing. The atmosphere of the book keeps changing, depending on the narrator and I really liked that. The chapters were short and the pages just flew by. I did enjoy the robot’s investigation into what really happened to Abbie, but I think the ending of the book was really poor and left me disappointed. The topics discussed in this book were autism and the ways to help, personality disorders, technology, etc.

So, to conclude, this novel has an interesting concept, quite strong and intriguing characters, absorbing plot, but all the technology felt over the top to me, this time. It is something new and different compared to his previous books, so if you are ready for a change, do give this book a go, and I hope you will like it.:)

Thank You for Your time! ❤


About the author: JP Delaney is a pseudonym for a British writer of psychological suspense who has previously written best-selling fiction under other names. THE GIRL BEFORE was an instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller and was published in over 40 countries. The follow-up, BELIEVE ME, was also an international bestseller.

Website: / Facebook: @jpdelaneywriter

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