The Perfect Wife

The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney
Authors
JP Delaney
ISBN
9781786488534
Published
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Paperback
Pages
352
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

'Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant'

CJ Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN

'A chilling and uniquely disturbing 21st-century twist on the unreliable narrator makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking psychological thriller'
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'Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant'

CJ Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN

'A chilling and uniquely disturbing 21st-century twist on the unreliable narrator makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking psychological thriller'

Cara Hunter, author of CLOSE TO HOME



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"There's something I have to explain, my love," he says, taking your hand in his. "That wasn't a dream. It was an upload."

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 for ever? And what really happened to her, half a decade ago?

A gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW and THE WIFE BETWEEN US.



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'A completely original psychological thriller that grabs you and doesn't let go'

Karen Cleveland, author of NEED TO KNOW

'JP Delaney has outdone himself with his latest dynamic, razor-sharp and thought-provoking thriller... A must read!'

Mary Kubica, author of THE GOOD GIRL
ISBN:
9781786488534
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2019
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
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In the Silicone valley world where anthing can be created a grieving widower who is one of the highest flying entrepeneurs, has recreated his dead wife as an AI. Not only does she harbour artificial intelligence, but also emotional intellginece. However, some things should just be left buried. A psychological thriller which will have you bursting to turn the page. - Taryn (QBD)
, 02/09/2019
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Are you who you think you are? Can you trust a love you don't remember? Abbie faces this reality upon waking with no memory of her life or the man who claims her. Yet still nothing seems familar- not her home, not her job or even her son- Is this just typical trauma or is something more sinister hiding behind the eyes of her seems-to-be perfect Husband. Hold your breath JP Delaney is back. - Kristine (QBD)
, 02/08/2019
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What if you wake up one day and find yourself in a 'perfect' life? Would you go on with it, or would you start to question everything? JP Delaney's new nail-biting thriller will leave you at the edge of your seat wanting for more with every shocking twists and turns - Alex (QBD)
, 02/08/2019
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What an adventure the new JP Delaney book is! By some magic this new domestic thriller combines artificial intelligence, the challenge of raising kids with autism and a twisty marriage. You might think you know how this is going to end, but you really don't. You'll never think of technology the same again. And beware the mannequins! - Jaidyn (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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Have you ever had your life partner tragically die and then psuedo-reincarnated as a cyborg replica? Well this guy has...JP Delaney brings us an absolute ripper of a next gen hybrid of Sci-fi and Psychological thriller (Psy-Fi?). I honeslty couldn't put this book down! If you're a fan of Philip K. Dick and Black Mirror you'll love this steller new title. - Michael (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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I wasn't expecting that. The Perfect Wife took me on a journey that was intense, mesmerizing and even a little distributing. If you are looking for a new science fiction read, then this is for you. - Angelique (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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This thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire way through. You never know what might happen with Delaney's works and this one is no different, with twists that make you second guess what might happen this is perfect for everyone. - Rhyannion (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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Unlike any thriller I've read before, JP Delaney yet again provides a fantastic page turner that certainly left me wanting more. The story follows Abbie, who after an accident wakes up 5 years later to a man claiming that he is her husband and she is his perfect wife, a “miracle of science”, but things aren't as they seem. Definitely a must read for fans of thriller, I couldn't put it down! - Tia (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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Part science fiction, part domestic thriller, The Perfect Wife is a compulsive read and refreshing change to the psychological thilller genre that has been so popular. This book not only thrills but makes us look at the moral and ethical implications of artifical technology that is becoming so prevalent in our modern world. How far would you go to have the perfect wife; or could you create her? - Sara (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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Abbie is a miracle of science. Waking from an accident five years before with no memory, she must rely on her husband to piece together her life.With an incredible mix of science fiction and domestic psychological thriller, Delayey's original idea makes for a compulsive and disturbing read. This novel is unlike anything I have read before and I absolutely loved it. - Teila (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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“The Perfect Wife” by J.P. Delaney is a mix of science fiction, suspense and mystery with INSANE twists and turns. Your heart will pound and it will ache. NOTHING will ever be the same again. Buckle your seatbelts. The Perfect Wife is at the wheel and it's gonna be a rough, rough ride. I won’t give anything away here, except that this is one of the most original thrillers I have EVER read. - Louise (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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Throughout this book there is a constant sense of tension building. Delaney tells a gripping story from differing perspectives and you don't know what to believe. A great thriller full of unexpected twists! - Eleanor (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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Imagine waking up and seeing a nurse. Have you had an accident? You're quickly comforted by your emotional husband who tells you everything will be fine. Your husband is the head of an artificial intelligence company and you are not the same as you were... What the hell has happened and why... You must read this fresh and exciting psychological thriller of the year... NOW - Mark (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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The Perfect Wife is a mash up of science fiction, suspense and mystery. Unlike any book I have read before! With insane twists that will really get you thinking. - Natasha (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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A psychological thriller set in the near future. Tech mogul Tim has tragically lost his wife and spends 5 years & endless funds creating a sentient replica of her. The mysterious events around the death of his wife start to emerge, creating doubt in the mind of her replacement - what is her purpose for being built? Or is there things hes not telling her? Fast paced and engaging! Loved by Trish - Tricia (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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This is another twisty thriller from the author of 'The Girl Before'. Abbie's husband calls her 'perfect'. But this is after the accident. The accident that she doesn't remember. The accident from which her husband's groundbreaking AI technology saved her. But something about the stories he tells don't add up. WHAT IS REAL?? Do NOT try to predict what's going on - you jaw is guaranteeing to drop! - Amy (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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JP Delaney fans will not be disappointed! First timers hold on to your hats, this one is a hell of a ride! Dipping into sci-fi whilst still firmly grounded in thriller suspense genre this latest release is a thought provoking addictive read that will challenge the way you perceive reality, and you will never look at that stranger on the bus quite the same way again. - Joanne (QBD)
, 01/08/2019
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For readers who loved 'Call Me Evie' this story will mess with your mind. You are drawn into Abbie's world as she wakes up in a hospital bed after 5 years. Trying to figure out what happened, her journey as she digs deeper in her life makes her start to question her relationship. Can she trust her husband? - David (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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This J P Delaney book surprised the HECK out of me! From the very beginning it gave me an odd disengaged vibe that lured me all the way to the end of the book. I was analysing every scene and still I had no idea until the very end. Unputdownable. - Hannah (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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Abbie wakes in a hospital bed to be told by her husband, tech giant Tim Scott, that she went missing five years ago and that he has brought her back to life. But it's not long she realises that not everything is adding up. What really happened half a decade ago? And who is the mysterious "Friend" who keeps texting her to tell her not to trust her husband? An incredibly tense and thrilling book! - Matthew (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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Delaney has once again delivered a gripping psycholgical thriller. 'The Perfect Wife' explores power and control, as well as delving into the potential threat of AI in our modern futures. A 'perfect' combination of suspense and an unreliable narrator, Delaney's 'The Perfect Wife' is fantastic for fans of 'The Chalk Man' and 'The Woman in the Window'. - Rebecca (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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You. From the very beginning you see it all through the eyes of Abbie. A built creation, designed to fill the gap left in your husband's heart from the real Abbie's death. With a mess of memories, and the advanced capabilites of an AI, you tread the line between what you were built to be, and who you really are. An utterly captivating imagining of humanity and AI. - Vanessa (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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What if you woke up and the man next to you told you that you were his perfect wife? That he brought you back from death through the miracle of science and technology? What if everything he told you was a lie? The Perfect Wife is a twisting tale that explores the search and desire for perfection in an imperfect world. JP Delany expertly crafts an unsettling page-turner that will keep you guessing. - Roxanne (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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After 5 years comatose, Abbie wakes up to an idyllic life; a loving husband, a young son and a beautiful home. But as she questions the circumstances around her accident and the science that woke her up, she begins to suspect she was much more than just the perfect wife. Fans of J.P Delaney's The Girl Before will recognise this author signature and thrilling style, refined into his best novel yet. - Jack (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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Exquisitely original! This book had me hooked from page one. Imagine waking up to find your life partly erased. Your memories incomplete. This is what happens to Abbie Cullen-Scott. When you read 'The Perfect Wife', you ARE Abbie. And you're about to find out your life is not as it seems. If you think you know what shocks lie ahead of you, think again. Easily my favourite thriller of 2019! - Alyssa (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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This is the 2nd book I have read from J. P. Delaney and I was not disappointed. This psychological thriller /sci-fi is not what I expected when I started reading it, it quite literally blow my mind. This story felt very real, yet the twists and turns kept me guessing the whole time, all the way up to the very end, Definitely a one day read. - Barbara (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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Netflix's Black Mirror meets the 1975 classic The Stepford Wives in J.P Delaney's latest hit, The Perfect Wife. Abigail wakes up in the hospital to find she wasn't just in an accident - she died. And the tech genius who claims to be her husband has brought her back - as a robot. But what actually happened to the real Abigail? The Perfect Wife is a novel for the 21st century. Highly recommend! - Melanie (QBD)
, 31/07/2019
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Who is she and what happened years ago? Can she trust her 'husband' about what happened? Is this life actually hers or an elaborate fabrication cleverly designed through years of research? This is an amazing psychological thriller pulling you through a fantastic story. It's filled with questions making this book hard to put down until you get the answers. This is one fantastic title. - Joseph (QBD)
, 30/07/2019
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Bluring the lines between AI and reality, The Perfect Wife is a chilling tale of control, relationships and manipulation. Creative's Tim and Abbie seem the perfect couple until Abbie mysteriously dissapears. Unable to cope without his one true love, Tim makes a new Abbie "the perfect wife". In a not so distant future how do you tell the difference between a memory and a download? - Raychel (QBD)
, 30/07/2019
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Not your average mystery thriller, JP Delaney's The Perfect Wife, has a Scifi twist that will leaves you shocked. Best read without knowing too much plot, take our word, this read makes Westworld and the Netflix original Secret Obsession look like a walk in the park. The author is known for thought provoking novels and this is no different, he leaves you wondering what makes you, You? - Sarah (QBD)
, 30/07/2019
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This book took me by surprise. I was expecting generic thriller and got a story that kept me up all night. When you mix concepts like artificial intelligence and memory transfers with Delaney’s unique writing style you get a psychological thriller like no other. Join Abbie as she discovers her own memories, finds gaps that raise uncomfortable questions and follows the rabbit-hole that is her mind. - Mark (QBD)
, 30/07/2019
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JP Delaney's 'The Perfect Wife' is an unnerving exploration of deception, mistrust and disturbing revelations. A wife with no recollection of who she is. A husband desperate to be together forever. WestWorld meets Gone Girl in this sci-fi thriller, where artificial intelligence will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about being human. Perfect wife, perfect life... right? - Kaitlin (QBD)
, 30/07/2019
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Weird, Wildy and Captivatingly Thrilling! Are you are robot or a person, how do you determine the difference? Abby is faced with that question when she awakes from an accident that she doesn't remember anything about, but then again the real question is what is actually an accident or something more sinister. Is she really the perfect wife or is her husband feeding her lies. - Abbey (QBD)
, 29/07/2019
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This novel presents the moral and ethical issues of artificial intelligence. If they have the capacity for empathy and emotion, should they be held to our human laws and more importantly, should they be protected as humans or treated as machines? - Cassandra (QBD)
, 29/07/2019
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Abbie Cullen's husband tells her she is the perfect wife and mother to Danny, their Autistic child. But the real Abbie died 5 years ago and Abbie is actually a companion robot, uploaded with memories and designed by her husband. As Abbie's memories return, we discover the perfect wife may not have the perfect husband. An intriguing read, fan of the TV series Black Mirror will enjoy this one. - Megan (QBD)
, 29/07/2019
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When Abbie wakes up in a hospital bed, she has no memory of how she got there. She soon discovers that she had died in an accident 5 years before waking up and that her husband has spent that entire time developing the technology to bring her back. What follows is a riveting psychological thriller that will have you questioning how far we shoud allow AI technology to develop in our our own world - Amanda (QBD)
, 29/07/2019
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This book was a very thought provoking read. A psychological thriller that does make one think how far away in the future artificial intelligence is. Particularly in very human form and thinking as this story was about. The very clever ending made me smile as to who was more clever. The human Tim or the AI Tim. It definitely hooked me in to continue reading to the end. - Jo (QBD)
, 29/07/2019
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The Perfect Wife is a brilliantly written book that has quickly risen to the top of my must reads for 2019. A truly great read that had me on the edge of my seat wondering what twist was coming next. - Jessica (QBD)
, 29/07/2019
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Imagine if the love of your life died but came back to life as... A robot. Tech giant, Scott, brings his wife, Abbie back to life in the body of a robot after her death five years prior. Questions and suspicions soon arise as Abbie wonders not only how she died but who she really is. Delaney blends science ficiton with mystery, suspense and so many unpredictable twists and turns. - Isabella (QBD)
, 29/07/2019
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“The Perfect Wife” by J.P. Delaney is a mix of science fiction, suspense and mystery with INSANE twists and turns! This story focuses on a companion robot who was built by a famous scientist trying to replicate his presumed dead wife, Abbie. - Renee (QBD)
, 28/07/2019
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Who can you trust if you can't trust your own memories? How do you find out what happened to you 5 years ago if the person you should trust the most seems the most likely to lie to you? This is a fantastic psychological thriller that leaves you guessing right to the end, by the author of The Girl Before. JP, you've done it again! - Karina (QBD)
, 28/07/2019
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Gone girl meets artificial intelligence in this gripping thriller by JP Delaney. Abbie was the perfect wife and perfect mother right up until she died 5 years ago, now her memories have been uploaded into a robot created by her Tech genious husband Tim. As Abbie starts remembering her past she starts to realise that although everything seemed perfect things were not as they seemed. - Caitlyn (QBD)
, 28/07/2019
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This is definitely different to JP Delaney's other book The Girl Before but none the less a fantastic read. More a scf-fi genre.The Perfect Wife is about Abbie who after an accident wakes up 5 years later. She is told who she was, her hobbies and that she is married to the CEO of a robotics company.Abbie is not human but a cobot and slowly becoming more human. What will she discover of her past? - Fabiola (QBD)
, 28/07/2019
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I delved into this book expecting a basic thriller but this wasn’t basic at all. I was pleasantly surprised by such a dramatic, twisted and thoroughly engaging story. In this sci-fi thriller JP Delaney perfectly captures the dark side of the tech world and the menacing, corruptive and manipulative things it can be used for. Another success from JP Delaney! - Jacqueline (QBD)
, 27/07/2019
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As the book starts with a 'unique' revelation, you know you're going to be taken on an interesting journey. But reader beware! As soon as you think you have pegged how this one will end, BAM! Twist after twist will keep you guessing right up until the very end. - Kylie (QBD)
, 26/07/2019
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Is there such a thing as the "perfect wife" ?? Can AI really replace humans? And what happens if AI can learn, feel, and love?? - Kirsty (QBD)
, 25/07/2019
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A psychological thriller like you have never seen. Tim, a tech mogul, builds a 'cobot' to replace his wife, 5 years after she mysteriously disappeared. But the new Abbie has feelings and emotions, and as memories start coming back to her, it is clear that not all was as it seemed in Tim and Abbie's life together. Told in a truly unique way, it is the best unreliable narrator story I have ever read - Rosie (QBD)
, 25/07/2019
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JP Delaney has done it again! This book is the perfect blend of crime, mystery,and a little sci-fi. Five years after going missing, Abbie wakes up in what appears to be a hospital remembering nothing of her accident. Tim, her husband, helps try to ease her back into life but there is more than meets the eye to this couple. With a twist at the end that will leave you gasping, this is a must read! - Dion (QBD)
, 23/07/2019
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Perfect wife.Perfect life.Forever. That's what Tim,the owner of Scott Robotics strives for when he recreates his wife & uploads all of her memories into what he calls a 'Cobot': companion robot. AI with EMOTIONS. Set in a world that isn't too far from our own it was enthralling, emotionally compelling & touched on hard hitting subjects. The best psychological thriller I've read this year! - Jessica (QBD)
, 21/07/2019
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The story begins when Abbie wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory. She disappeared 5 years ago presumed dead, her husband Tim a tech billionaire has created a Artifical Intelligence version of Abbie. He claims out of love? This is an amazing psychological thriller! It was an extremely unique point of view and not at all what I was expecting. - Louise (QBD)
, 14/07/2019
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I'm getting major Black Mirror/Westworld vibes from this. The unexpected sci-fi nuiances perfectly capture the twisted, utopian society JD Delany has created. Abbie has been programed to be the "Perfect Wife" by her husband after a horrific accident. There is so much that lies beneath the surface that she is yet to discover. It's a chilling commentary on the possiblities of artifical intelligence. - Maddie (QBD)
, 11/07/2019
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This thought provoking and intriguing read blurs the lines between humanity and artifical intelligence. Tim Scott (tech guru) creates a Cobot to help console himself after the loss of his wife. As you dig deeper, is all what it seems on the surface? Is Tim's version of events accurate or should the 'updated' Abbie trust the information being uploaded to her memory bank? A surprise ending! - Sheridan (QBD)
, 02/07/2019

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