I've had A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick out for a few weeks now, but finally started reading it over the weekend. I was looking over the library books I had out and decided I really wanted to read it before sending it back. And I'm really glad I made that decision.
A Reliable Wife is the story of Catherine Land and Ralph Truitt. Ralph Truitt, sick of being alone, advertises in the paper that he wants a reliable wife. And the woman who answers the ad is Catherine Land. She claims to be a missionary's daughter, but in truth she is far from that. Her plan is to marry Truitt, a wealthy man, and slowly poison him; once he is dead she will leave a wealthy widow.
Of course, things don't go as planned. I won't say more because I don't want to give away any spoilers. But wow, this was an excellent story. A Reliable Wife is well worth the read. :)
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.