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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.
Title: A Reliable Wife
Categories: Historical Novel SC,
Publisher: Algonquin Books: January 2010
ISBN Number: 1565129776
ISBN Number 13: 9781565129771
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 11.20 Item
Seller ID: 413851
Description: Light edge and cover wear with unmarked pages. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers.