As you all may know by now, I am a psychological thriller buff, so when I picked up The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney, I was expecting this book to have a little bit of that element. However, what I got with this book was so so so so much more entertaining.
We start the book out waking up in the hospital. The first thing I notice about this book is that it is written in second person, which is where the author uses phrases like you, you’re etc, rather than he/she (third person) or my/I (first person). It’s not an easy perspective to write it, but it’s probably one of my favorites. It really pulls you into the story, and makes you feel as if the character being explored is actually YOU.
The next thing I noticed was the very crazy cliff hanger thrown in at the end of chapter one. Now, I love a good cliff hanger, but this one actually made me GASP out loud. To which my husband perked his ears, and I had to read the entire chapter to him. He seemed intrigued as well. That doesn’t happen often with books, especially when he’s playing video games. That right there should tell you how good this book is.
As I kept reading, I just got more and more interested in this book. The thing is, I don’t even want to tell you what it’s about, because I truthfully think it’s best to go in not knowing what’s going to happen, so you can get that awesome gasp at the end of chapter one (and probably like 15 other chapters as well).
Here’s what I will tell you, Abbie wakes up with no memory what so ever. She looks around and notices that her husband is sitting with her. He tells her all about who she is, and explains that she died five years ago. He also explains that she’s a miracle of science, and they are so happy to have her back…
Now, go out there and pick up this book because you will not be disappointed. It’s freaky, it’s creepy, it’s insane. Just go. Now. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, this brilliant masterpiece will be on every bestseller list, just watch.