From the bestselling author of The Social Affair comes a new riveting, powerful psychological thriller which offers a savage look into a utopian cultish society where beauty and perfection are valued at all costs.
For readers of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins, The Replacement Wife offers a peek into the lives of a married couple up against impossible odds and the notion that history has a way of repeating itself.
Statistically speaking, fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. What are the odds for murder?
Widower Tom Anderson is a savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Problem is, one is a lonely number. Thankfully, he solved for X by finding the perfect woman. It wasn't easy. Tom is very specific. He has to be.
Having checked 'find trophy wife' off his list, life was moving along swimmingly. Until that perfect woman let it slip—she has a past. One she kept hidden, almost perfectly.
Sure, she lied—she fudged the numbers. Most women do.
Now, Tom has buyers' remorse and according to cult rules only two options: get rid of her—or single-handedly erase her past.
She's a liar. But she does keep house well. And she makes a mean lasagna.
Razor-sharp and utterly gripping, this electrifying story explores the lengths one will go in the pursuit of perfection, little white lies that can turn lethal, and the danger lurking behind the smiles of those we trust most.
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Keeps you guessing
The book begins with Melanie in trunk of car going toward a certain death. Then the book goes through the events that led her to being in a trunk. Her life was one of luxury until she disappointed her parents and was told to leave. She then meets a man who sets a series of events into motion that could lead to her death. She meets Tom and quickly is pregnant. Tom is a part of a church that believes members should look and act a certain way. Melanie isn’t good at doing what others want which causes Tom problems. When members of church find out about Melanie’s past, Tom is given choice of how to resolve the problem but what will he choose? Will he regret that decision? Will Melanie die or will she outsmart everyone? This book had me guessing all the way through and the ending wasn’t what I thought would happen. I loved this book!