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The perfect wife : a novel
2019
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The Perfect Life.
The Perfect Love.
The Perfect Lie.

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 her half a decade ago?

Beware the man who calls you . . . the perfect wife.
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If androids dream of electric sheep, what do cobots dream of? A cobot is a companion robot that replicates a lost one in appearance and behavior, often to provide comfort for the bereaved. When Abbie wakes from what she believes is a pleasant dream, her husband explains that it was actually a memory upload. The real Abbie died five years earlier in a terrible accident, but he, a millionaire robotics entrepreneur, has created a perfect copy of his perfect wife so they can resume their perfect marriage. It doesn't take the Abbie-bot long to figure out that there are some serious problems in their marriage and that she isn't just a few bytes short of a full upload. How did the real Abbie die? Was she murdered? Is she even really dead? Readers may need to suspend their disbelief at points but will be rewarded with a fresh take on the domestic thriller that will leave them satisfied, although, perhaps, at times, perplexed. Delaney is the internationally best-selling author of The Girl Before (2017) and Believe Me (2018).--Jane Murphy Copyright 2019 Booklist
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