BOOK REVIEW: The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney

9781786488527I was very excited upon receiving an unexpected package from @hachetteaus a few weeks ago. Opening it up, and inside was an evidence bag along with a number of clues. With this setup and the gorgeous proof packaging, I thought I was in for a gripping psychological thriller but I was in for so much more!

THE PERFECT WIFE introduces us to Abbie. Awaking from a daze to see her husband sitting with her, she doesn’t have any recollections of what happened before she woke up. Tim, her husband, reveals that five years ago she had a terrible accident and that, through a huge technological breakthrough researched by his company, she has been brought back from the abyss. Except all is not what it seems.

A psychological thriller for the age of AI, JP Delaney explores the concept of what it means to be human, the idea of reality and artifice all while plotting an emotional suspense with bite. Although the beginning feels a little slow, the necessary build-up soon speeds off into the immersive world that appears all too close for comfort. Technological breakthrough, or messing with the very idea of humanity…