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The Perfect Wife

The unique and explosive new thriller from the globally bestselling author of The Girl Before

By JP Delaney

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The third thriller from JP Delaney, the bestselling author of The Girl Before and Believe Me, coming 2019.

THE ENTHRALLING NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GIRL BEFORE

"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?

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See what everyone is saying about JP Delaney, the hottest new name in psychological thrillers:

'DAZZLING' - Lee Child
'ADDICTIVE' - Daily Express
'DEVASTATING' - Daily Mail
'INGENIOUS' - New York Times
'COMPULSIVE' - Glamour Magazine
'ELEGANT' - Peter James
'SEXY' - Mail on Sunday
'ENTHRALLING' - Woman and Home
'ORIGINAL' - The Times
'RIVETING' - Lisa Gardner
'CREEPY' - Heat
'SATISFYING' - Reader's Digest
'SUPERIOR' - The Bookseller
'MORE THAN A MATCH FOR PAULA HAWKINS' - Sunday Times

Biographical Notes

THE PERFECT WIFE is the third psychological thriller from JP Delaney, a pseudonym for a writer who has previously written bestselling fiction under other names. JP Delaney's first thriller THE GIRL BEFORE became a global bestseller published in forty-one countries. A film version is being brought to the screen by Academy Award winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment.

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Praise for THE GIRL BEFORE:
This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book — InStyle
I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings — Peter James
Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller — Lee Child
Riveting! One of the most compelling page-turners I've read in years. Twisty, turny, and with an ending not to be missed! — Lisa Gardner
The tension is built up subtly, leading to a devastating climax. A really clever thriller . . . [the film] will no doubt become the third big 'Girl' film — Daily Mail
Slick, sexy, suspenseful and smart — Mail on Sunday
Original and entertaining — The Times
A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes — Daily Express
Get hooked on this hair-raiser about a woman who scores what seems like her dream home . . . until she finds out the mysterious fate of the previous tenant — Cosmopolitan
Creepy . . . The buzz around this could not be fizzier — Heat
The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the 'top girl' of this season's suspense novels — The Washington Post
A compulsive, sexy thriller that's set to soar — Glamour Magazine Online
Constantly cranking up the suspense . . . a thoroughly satisfying read — Reader's Digest
Enthralling — Woman and Home
A guaranteed best-seller — Red Magazine
The most intriguing plot idea I've seen in a good while — The Spectator
Genuinely eerie . . . beautifully handled . . . the pages fly — USA Today
Riveting . . . Writing with precision and grace, Delaney strips away the characters' secrets until the raw truth of each is revealed — Publishers Weekly
A guaranteed best-seller — Prima
Original and brilliantly written — The Sun
JP Delaney builds the suspense — Vanity Fair
Ingenious — The New York Times
The plotting is exceptionally well thought-through — Irish Independent
A masterfully crafted spellbinder . . . guaranteed to astonish — Booklist
A crisp psychological thriller — Sainsbury's Magazine
The Girl Before is more than worthy of the accolades . . . a complex triangle of twisted obsession . . . say goodbye to your nails — Boundless Magazine
A great thriller and one that instantly hooks you in, in the very first line, and never lets you go . . . utterly compelling and very satisfying . . . A wonderful portrayal of psychological obsession at its creepy best — Peter James for Big Issue North
The Girl Before is a cat-and-mouse game that toys with our expectations and twists our sympathies. At times almost unbearably suspenseful, it keeps us guessing from the first page to the very last. Don't miss it — Joseph Finder
One of the best thrillers you'll read in 2017 — New York Journal of Books
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