Whenever Alafair Burke started composing The Wife a few years ago, she could not have known simply just just how prompt it could be. Burke’s brand brand new novel, her 12th (plus four books co written with crime fiction doyenne Mary Higgins Clark), truly does appear ripped through the headlines: a academic that is charismatic celebrity, recognized for their modern values, is accused of intimate harassment by a new girl he supervises.
Burke provides the tale, one all right that is too familiar, an interesting twist: She informs it through the standpoint of this accused guy’s wife.
Ahead of the story breaks, Angela Powell has just exactly what appears like a lovely life. She had been being employed as a caterer on Long Island, where she was raised in a class that is working, whenever she came across Jason Powell, an economist.