The Perfect Wife

The Perfect Wife

eBook - 2019
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"A missing woman is brought back to life by her billionaire husband--with deadly consequences--in a gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before. 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. Tim Scott is an icon of the tech world and founder of the lucrative Scott Robotics. 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 Tim'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 Abbie half a decade ago?"--
Publisher: Toronto :, Doubleday Canada,, 2019
ISBN: 9780385690737
0385690738
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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lauz32 Oct 17, 2019

Wow what an interesting read. I have long been a fan of the newish genre of suspense novels and this book was no exception. It was an interesting twist on the genre, with a surprise in the first chapter that I can't give away, but it was a current theme through out the book. It was face paced, of... Read More »


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AMWayment
Jun 22, 2020

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.

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betzdb
Feb 20, 2020

About the world of AI creating companion robots. With a side story of autism. Psycho suspense.

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Eil_1
Feb 02, 2020

A rather unique rendering of sci-fi, AI and obsession. At times, somewhat confusing; however, it was an interesting look at what might be in store for humans in the future...hopefully the NOT near future.

Very weird and couldn't get into it at all. I enjoy a good thriller but this didn't do it for me; having said that I am not into sci-fi. Found myself skipping pages to get through it. Was basically bored reading it and couldn't wait to read something else.

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tammygfarmgirl
Jan 08, 2020

Talk about raising the bar on thrillers! Could NOT put it down!

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Womantraveller
Dec 28, 2019

I had trouble getting into this book and was about to forget it when it started to come together and I was hooked.
It won't be everyone's kind of book but I found it interesting with twists here and there. Completely different from my usual crime/mystery/murder books.

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tgosche
Dec 21, 2019

The subject has so much potential!
Yet how do you mess that up?
Must have ignored their editor.

Eyewatering boring.

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NicoleGRW
Oct 24, 2019

This psychological thriller leaves you way more to ponder than just who did it. Abbie wakes from what appears to be an accident. Her brilliant husband is the leading authority on AI. She was an avid surfer and an accomplished artist. But she's not who she thinks she is. She has all the memories and emotions of Abbie. She even looks like her... but she's only a copy of the real Abbie. Does this mean she has Abbie's soul? She can paint like Abbie, but it's missing something. And what happened to Abbie? If her husband built her, can she really trust all her emotions and memories? This book will be hard to put down and will leave you questioning what the role of AI could mean in our own lives.

lauz32 Oct 17, 2019

Wow what an interesting read. I have long been a fan of the newish genre of suspense novels and this book was no exception. It was an interesting twist on the genre, with a surprise in the first chapter that I can't give away, but it was a current theme through out the book. It was face paced, often shocking, switching between the past and the present, all leading to a thrilling and surprising climax. Read with an open mind and you will enjoy the surprise and suspense of this book

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McAnnieG
Sep 15, 2019

Thought provoking on so many levels. Loved it!

A psychological suspense involving Artificial intelligence (AI) and autism in the form of childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD).

Tim Scott founder of Scott Robotics has spent five years developing a cobot - a companion robot - to replace his deceased wife Abbie. The Abbie cobot has emotions as well as the real Abbie's memories. She also has the ability to gather information instantly and form conclusions she can act upon. What happened to 'real' Abbie that her autistic son, Danny, would be left behind with his father Tim?

I won't spoil the plot with further details but it is a very interesting reading experience. I highly recommend this book!

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