A Reliable Wife
He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for "a reliable wife." She responded, saying that she was "a simple, honest woman." She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly... show more
He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for "a reliable wife." She responded, saying that she was "a simple, honest woman." She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly and carefully, leaving her a wealthy widow, able to take care of the one she truly loved.What Catherine Land did not realize was that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of his own. And what neither anticipated was that they would fall so completely in love. Filled with unforgettable characters, and shimmering with color and atmosphere, A Reliable Wife is an enthralling tale of love and madness, of longing and murder.
Publish date: January 5th 2010
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
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***Very adult themed novel. I do not recommend this for anyone under the age of 21***Catherine is the worst sort of woman out there. But she markets herself as a reliable woman who would make a good wife. She answers an ad placed in a paper by Ralph Truitt and soon is on her way across country via t...
Told in two parts, A Reliable Wife is about the arranged marriage between Ralph Truitt and Catherine Land. I gave this book 3.5 stars which I rounded up to 4 stars on Goodreads. As I read, I went through a myriad of reactions in response to Ralph and Catherine. Ralph at times would evoke sympathy i...
A lie from the first moment they met....Ralph knew she wasn't the girl he had placed an ad for. But Catherine never thought twice about how she lied to this man she was going to marry and how her destitute life before Ralph made her such a phony…but the lying didn't even faze her. Her life befor...