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The Wife His scandal Her secret When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton she assumed their romance would be a short lived fling like so many relationships between locals and

  • Title: The Wife
  • Author: Alafair Burke
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  • Page: 245
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • His scandal Her secret.When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer For Angela, the marriage turned outHis scandal Her secret.When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look at the man she married And when she is asked to defend Jason in court, she realizes that her loyalty to her husband could unearth old secrets.

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    1. Alafair Burke

      Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of two power house series Sun Sentinel that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, believable, and eminently likable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid Alafair s novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America s police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun Times According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair is a terrific web spinner who knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure Her books have been translated into 12 languages.Alafair s work has been praised by some of the world s most respected crime writers, including Gillian Flynn, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, and Nelson DeMille Learn about Alafair at alafairburke

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    1. This book was a sandwich of compulsive reading material it begins and ends with a bang and in between it kept my eyes glued and my mind engaged No really, the first and last sentences were chilled to perfection There is currently a flood of domestic psychological thrillers in the book market they are selling well and everyone wants a piece of that success If you re like me, you may be wondering how you can spot the ones worth reading without having to sift through all the mediocre wannabes In sh [...]


    2. Holy freaking cow All the Stars This was a 4 Star book for me Then came part four and it went into full 10 Star turbo mode Wow What a way to end a novel Please don t let the generic title or the cover sway you from reading this I loved it This should be made into a movie The subject matter is so timely and that ending would leave viewers gasping I listened to the audio version The narrator was good but not great Although I felt she did a fantastic job with the last part of the book The highest o [...]


    3. Addictive read about a wife who stands by her husband s side even though he s been accused of sexual assault This is a multilayered, twisted psychological thriller that is much than it initially seems On the surface, Angela and Jason have the perfect marriage Married for six years, Jason s career recently has skyrocketed and he has achieved celebrity status, making their marriage privy to the public eye However, when Jason is accused of sexual assault, secrets of their marriage come to light Th [...]


    4. It s been said the apple doesn t fall far from the tree While this may not be a surprise to those who have read her work before, but as a first time reader of Alafair Burke, I can definitely say that storytelling talent definitely runs in the family She is the daughter of one of my all time favorite authors, James Lee Burke But the thing is, James Lee Burke never quite got my pulse pounding as hard as his daughter did in her new book, The Wife Angela Powell s husband Jason was quite the guy smar [...]


    5. I am too biased to review the insides, but isn t the jacket pretty Hope you enjoy what s behind the cover.


    6. Dance y happy head Loved it Loved it Loved it I m picky about my thrillers, but this one made it to 5 star land, no sweat Burke really had me going there I could NOT put it down Dance y happy head after reading this Okay, now that I ve gotten some gush over with, I have to tell you something very important, lol I just found out that the author, Alafair Burke, is the daughter of the great mystery writer James Lee Burke That just slays me, for two reasons.One, the author doesn t brag that James Bu [...]


    7. Happy Publication Day January 23, 2018 to The Wife 5 innovative, timely, and edge of your seat stars to The Wife The Wife grabbed me from the very first chapter The writing was tight, and the pacing was on point When Angela s husband was accused of sexual harrassment, and later sexual assault of a different woman, would she continue to stand by her husband How far would she go to protect him And just what is it about her past that keeps her in this marriage The last chapter is perfection I was a [...]


    8. 5 oh my goodness starsThis book was totally awesome and kept me turning those pages to its Woo Hoo conclusion Jason Powell, a man we might all say is quite the catch is married to Angela who is the narrator of this story, They met and married and Angela breezes into a life of privilege Jason is gorgeous, rich, and super successful He is a dream come true right Angela has it all, a son at private school, a gorgeous home in Greenwich Village and a loyal husband who from the outside seems to adore [...]


    9. A multi layered plot that was oh so clever and had me putting my other two reads to the side because I couldn t pull away from this one Another addictive read that skillfully reveals pieces to the mystery one layer at a time and draws you into the story The author s surprise twists had me coming to conclusions at every turn Everything added up and made sense, but didn t feel right What was I missing I HAVE to know I have to keep reading The husband flirty Jason is mega successful and married to [...]


    10. I BLEW through The Wife by Alafair Burke I loved every second of it I don t know how many times I can say it but shortish chapters are the best Also, multiple POVs always gets me excited I was hoooooked So what s it about Jason has many jobs, one of being a professor and the other a consulting business Oh, he s also a best selling Author Jason seems to have it all Money, jobs, an actual house in NYC He is married to Angela and has a step son named Spencer Angela has had a horrible and tragic pas [...]


    11. Alafair Burke has outdone herself with her 2018 new release of The Wife It s engaging, mysterious, powerful, message filled, with one hell of a surprising twistrprising to me anyway Intentional or not, the timing couldn t be perfect with the MeToo movement in full force Full of insight and perspective, with situations that allow you to explore rape culture, legal processing of allegations, and consequences experienced by victims, alleged perpetrators, and their families Even though I probably m [...]


    12. About The Wife is a psychological thriller written by Alafair Burke It was recently published on 1 23 18 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 352 pages The genres are psychological, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction My Experience I started reading The Wife on 1 23 18 and finished it on 2 6 18 This book is a good read I like following the professional relationship between Detective Corrine and DA King I like their humor and banter I like how sharp Detective Corrine is An interesting rea [...]


    13. This was a 3.5 for me I enjoyed this marital deception who done it for the most part but the narrator s persona the wife, Angela wore on me after a while I also figured out who the unreliable character was about half way through, so it made me impatient for Burke to just get on with it already and reveal the specifics The last third took forever to get to the point Honestly, this is all Agatha Christie s fault I read all of her books years ago, and I can t read a mystery or thriller novel now wi [...]


    14. 5 rounded up to 5 for I think I have really been on a roll of good books lately, and The Wife by Alafair Burke did not disappoint.I loved this book so much Seriously, you need to run and not walk to get yourselves a copy of this one It is out now This book reminded me a little bit of Anatomy of a Scandal, but with a faster place and it was less procedural which I liked You can tell that Burke is a former prosecutor and that she teaches criminal law I love that she wrote about what she knows and [...]


    15. Unputdownable The Wife has renewed my faith in thrillers The Wife is a fast paced, addictive domestic thriller that grabbed me from the very first page The story reads like peeling an onion, layer by layer, slowly revealing its rotten core It will have you questioning who you can trust all the way to the very end I found myself unable to put this book down The writing is tight, without a wasted word staying fresh to the very last line.It is difficult to say much than the book blurb already reve [...]


    16. THE WIFE by Alafair Burke Thank you so much to Harper for providing my free copy all opinions are my own In an instant, I became the woman they assumed I d been all along the wife who lied to protect her husband This book rocked my world I LOVED it with a capital LOVE It is completely addictive, fun, and the ending is perfect There is literally a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter Angela and Jason Powell are a happily married couple with a 13 year old son, Spencer They own a house in Manhatt [...]


    17. I couldn t decide what thriller to read, so I had my friend s mom choose for us she decided The Wife Then I read Jennifer M s excellent review and agreed to lock it down Alafair Burke didn t waste any time with getting me hooked She jumps right in It is high paced and with the perfect amount of suspense My mind was in puzzle pieces I was looking at this from every angle.I appreciated the mix of first and third person POV Burke knew what she was doing she made us build these emotional connections [...]


    18. What an ending That end alone makes me want to recommend this book Several good twists I struggled a tiny bit the first half, but I think that was only because I ve read so many books lately about rich, powerful husbands turning out to be horrible men, that I m bored with that story line which the first half is all about It wasn t the books fault The second half moves pretty quickly and ends with a bang A very good book


    19. To know something, he argued, was not the same as to be certain beyond all doubt And to believe something was definitely not the same as to know it Angela has the perfect life Her husband, Jason Powell, is a noted economist and NYU professor, author of the popular book Equalnomics and the leader at his consulting firm FSS Their son attends a private school Their house is a historical landmark By all accounts, Jason is a loving husband and father She has everything and then some That is until Jas [...]


    20. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY THERE S A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR WOMEN WHO DON T SUPPORT OTHER WOMEN It is no surprise that many readers are calling this Alafair s best work yet I was a huge fan of The Ex making The Wife a no brainer read I devoured this novel in a day and was completely blown away There are some books you must keep quiet on, as one reveal, reveals everything This is definitely one of those books The story is heavy but oh so engaging with such complexity to its plot I am such a sucker [...]


    21. I have mixed feelings on this book The writing, suspense, and characters were good, but I am not thrilled about where the plot went Honestly, I wish this book would have stuck to being an intense drama, and left out the plot twists It was so close to being a good book for me, and now I just feel disenchanted because of the last bit of the book This book had an opportunity to present a decent message, and completely failed I just think that right now is not the time to say what The Wife says I am [...]


    22. What a great thriller I honestly liked this book A LOT than I thought I originally would At the beginning I felt that it was pretty slow and was slightly worried it was going to be repetitive and or predictable I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was neither of those and that it had an awesome ending One thing that I really liked about this book was that there were so many layers to it Within one story there were several back stories Being a Pittsburgh er, I always enjoy hearing Pitt [...]


    23. Wowsa The wife Holy cow I did not see this twist at the end Get ready I would ve given this book 5 stars if i hadn t gotten so confused in the middle Loved it though Highly recommend



    24. 4.5 Stars This police procedural thriller is such a timely story, it almost felt Law and Order ish, as in ripped from the headlines SUMMARYAngela Powell s life looked pretty amazing to outside observers She had Jason, her successful, handsome husband Spencer, her beloved thirteen year old son and an incredible multi million dollar home in Manhattan She appeared to be living the dream life of an over privileged NYC housewife But what most people didn t know was that she had a painful secret from [...]



    25. I hate being harsh and I really shouldn t even review this but here goes Lately I have read a lot of domestic thrillers and, after reading so many rave reviews about The Wife , I jumped on the bandwagon, all excited, couldn t wait to hunker down and read this with my cat sitting next to me.My problem with The Wife and so many others lately is it seems they are written with such a tried and true formula approach Banal plot, insipid characters, a precious child or two thrown in, a successful hubby [...]


    26. Release Date January 23, 2018 Genre Domestic ThrillerThe Wife is a multilayered domestic thriller I found myself both obsessively reading this one while I had it in my hands BUT not feeling the desire to pick it up at any chance I could get Hence the reason I gave it 3 5 stars This book covers a lot A rape accusation, cheating, and ultimately a disappearance Sounds like a prime time thriller right Well it is Sort of The pacing in this one was REALLY slow There is so much going on as mentioned ab [...]


    27. It s rare that I can sit and finish a book in one day and I was lucky enough to do that with The Wife From the first sentence In an instant, I became the woman they assumed I d been all along the wife who lied to protect her husband, I was sucked into this domestic thriller Angela and Jason Powell seem to have the perfect marriage until allegations are levied against him Suddenly Angela is forced to decide if she defends her husband and stands by him, even if it means secrets from her past could [...]


    28. I gambled on this book, not confident that a beach read could keep me riveted to its pages, but Alafair Burke swept me up in its plot and characters, right until the titillating last sentence No, this isn t literature The language is plain spoken, but unpretentiously unself conscious, and the author risked a powerful, topical plotline which could have been ripped from today s headlines sexual allegations in the workplace and beyond, a subject that could easily be trivialized by platitudes, grand [...]


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