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Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for a reliable wife. But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the simple, honest woman that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt - a passionate man with his own dark secrets -has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways.

With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

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In rural Wisconsin in 1909, Ralph Truitt stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting.

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techeditor, September 23, 2013 (view all comments by techeditor)
A RELIABLE WIFE starts off excellent but later contains circumstances that cheapen it. This book becomes too unbelievable. Although many would argue that, as fiction, it should not need to be believable, the fact is, the highest ratings go to those novels that grab readers and suck them in because they believe it. Even science fiction presents a story that readers come to believe, at least as long as they're reading it.


But A RELIABLE WIFE grabs the reader initially with its story of a lonely man who writes a personal ad for a reliable wife only to be deceived. He gets his wife, but she's not who she says she is, and her motives aren't pure. From there, though, the story disappoints. It's not bad, just not as good as its beginning promises.
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Hallesmommy123, December 24, 2009 (view all comments by Hallesmommy123)
There was a lot of hype surrounding this book. I believe because of this I found myself a bit disappointed by the end of the book. Goolrick's writing is well-done... the story has a twist, which is always a must for good mystery/suspense stories, but I can't name it... I just wasn't won over in the end.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594133831
Author:
Goolrick, Robert
Publisher:
Large Print Press
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Core
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
409
Dimensions:
8.42x5.60x.82 in. .96 lbs.

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