A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick audiobook

A Reliable Wife

By Robert Goolrick
Read by Mark Feuerstein

Recorded Books, Inc.
8.93 Hours 1
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Robert Goolrick's riveting debut novel is both foreboding and sensual. When a wealthy man first meets his mail-order bride in 1907, he realizes this statuesque beauty is anything but a "simple missionary's daughter." But he doesn't know of her devious plan to leave Wisconsin as a rich widow. Nor does she know of the furious demons he longs to unleash during the lonely months of snowbound isolation. "A sublime murder ballad ."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Selected for the April 2009 Indie Next List

Robert Goolrick's riveting debut novel is both foreboding and sensual. When a wealthy man first meets his mail-order bride in 1907, he realizes this statuesque beauty is anything but a "simple missionary's daughter." But he doesn't know of her devious plan to leave Wisconsin as a rich widow. Nor does she know of the furious demons he longs to unleash during the lonely months of snowbound isolation. "A sublime murder ballad ."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"A gothic tale of...smoldering desire...The novel is deliciously wicked and tense...Once you’ve fallen into the miasma of A Reliable Wife, it’s intoxicating.” Washington Post
“In the kind of precise, literary prose that breathes life into his complicated characters, Goolrick, author of an acclaimed memoir, has also managed a rousing historical potboiler, an organic mystery rooted in the real social ills of turn-of-the-century America...A detailed exploration of love, despair, and the distance people can travel to reach each other that is as surprising, and as suspenseful, as any beach read.” Boston Globe
“[A] beautifully written, beautifully dark book. Goolrick is a superb writer.” Chicago Sun-Times
“A killer debut novel...Suspenseful and erotic...[A] chillingly engrossing plot...Good to the riveting end.” USA Today
“A tantalizing pace that will have you flipping faster and faster through the pages...A beautiful and haunting read, a story about all the different manifestations of love—a story that will stay with you.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A glittering, poisoned ice cube of a tale...A Reliable Wife is eminently readable and should delight fans of old-fashioned gothic romances...Goolrick is a solid wordsmith, and he handily manages the impressive task of making readers care about a woman bent on cold-blooded murder.” Christian Science Monitor
“A thrilling, juicy read...The writing is beautiful and the story is captivating. It’s a real page-turner.” Today show
“[An] engrossing and addictive novel [that] will leave you both chilled and satisfied.” NPR
“A weighty psychodrama laced with Hitchcockian suspense.” Time Out New York
“[A] darkly nuanced psychological tale [that] builds to a strong and satisfying close.” Publishers Weekly
“Mark Feuerstein’s performance is spellbinding. His crisp delivery matches the staccato rhythm of Goolrick’s declarative sentences. Further, he brings each character’s unique voice to life with modulated tones that convey layers of personality and emotions.”  AudioFile
“[A] tension-laden debut from a promising new talent.” Booklist
“A fierce and sophisticated debut novel.” BookPage
“A sublime murder ballad that doesn’t turn out at all the way one might expect.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Goolrick

Author Bio: Robert Goolrick

Robert Goolrick is the author of The End of the World as We Know It, a memoir, and the #1 New York Times bestselling novel A Reliable Wife, as well as another novel. He lives in Virginia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English