Thursday, July 23, 2009

What We're Reading: A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, has been receiving a lot of positive buzz from independent booksellers. It is set in the ice-covered country roads of Wisconsin, and the plot is perhaps as bleak as the surroundings. Writing a review is difficult because giving away anything in this suspenseful novel seems to be giving away too much. I can say that it involves an older man who takes out an advertisement looking for a reliable wife, and he finds her - but who she is and her reasons for answering is the main mystery. Neither one expects love, but will they find it? At what cost? It's nothing if not a page turner. It's not what one would call a "feel good" book, however, so stay clear if you're looking for a light summer read.

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