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The perfect life The perfect love The perfect lie From the bestselling author of The Girl Before comes a gripping new psychological thriller Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition The man by her side claims to be her husband He s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley s most innovative start ups He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss.She is a miracle of science.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 Abbie half a decade ago Beware the man who calls you. TWO STARSSorry guys I wanted to like this one I tried I did Lots of Goodreads friends are loving this one Out of JP Delaney s three novels, I have only given thumbs up for one of them J.P Delaney is a slick operator when it comes to injecting a cool vibe into his novels Unfortunately for me, that cool factor comes at an expense His characters are as flat as cardboard and I struggle to generate any feelings one way or the other about them I was so tired of being told how hot and sexy Abbie is Okay, I get it She s hot Husband Tim is a jerk All the players wear their labels right on their sleeves Nothing insightful to find here.It s not that I don t love the unusual sci fi subject matter I m all here for Artificial Intelligence bots I love me some WESTWORLD The first 10% of The Perfect Wife is thrilling and different I was immediately hooked The next 80% Very slow Turns into a run of the mill missing wife mystery and, despite the robot thing, it feels generic I enjoyed the last 10% Finally, some action Delaney touches on so many themes, but it is all superficial We have robots vs humans, art vs technology, autism, human soul, metoo movement, sexism in Silicon valley Blah blah blah.My one last complaint The novel is written from a second and third person POV, an omniscient narrator I found this distracting, since it changed without notice and it has the effect of putting the reader even further away from the action It reads like a voyeur or a group is stalking Abbie and reporting everything on paper It is weird and I don t understand why Delaney went with it.Hey, please don t let me deter you from The Perfect Wife I seem to be an outlier on this one Thank you to Netgalley for my advanced galley All opinions are mine. I ve been guilty of requesting a book without reading the blurb.I mean, not one little bit I see an author I know that I enjoy and, click goes the request button Typically I receive my standard, formulary thriller Some better than others, but in the end, all falling into the same pattern.Welllet me tell you about the shock on my face as I started in on this read, quickly realizing that finally the mold was officially broken What if you found the perfect wifecould you really just let her go Five stars for originality This was one of the most ingenious, unique thrillers I ve read all year I m not going to add anything about the premise here Trust me, go in as blind as possible You can thank me later If you re looking for something different, able to keep an open mind and suspend your believability Look no further This is a must read this summer for you A shocking buddy read with Susanne Neither one of us had a clue what was in store for us Thank you to NetGalley, Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and J.P Delaney for an ARC to read and review. If Westworld and The Stepford Wives and Sleeping With the Enemy and Gone Girl had a baby, J.P Delaney would be the baby daddy You don t change the future without changing the rules The last thing I want to do is ruin the experience of reading this book by divulging too much with my review so I ll just say this OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGG akaI loved it akaI couldn t put it down akaDelaney s best book yet A gigantical thank you to Random House Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book is crazy and NOTHING like most of what I read I am on record as being solidly anti sci fi but this is JP Delaney we are talking about so naturally, it is mesmerizing, compulsively readable, disturbing and fascinating.I don t want to give too much away but this book is part cautionary tale about artificial intelligence, part domestic thriller and part heartfelt story of a family navigating the challenges of a child with autismand somehow it works It s some crazy business but whoooooo, what a ride.Thank you to the spectacular, never disappointing JP Delaney, thank you to Random House Publishing Group Ballantine Books, and thank you to NetGalley for this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.