August’s Book du Mois is Sarah Gailey’s The Echo Wife. Evelyn Caldwell’s husband Nathan has been having an affair — with Evelyn Caldwell. Or, to be exact, with a genetically cloned replica. After a morning that begins with a confrontation and ends with Nathan’s body bleeding out on the kitchen floor, the two Caldwell wives will have to think fast—before sharing everything includes sharing a jail cell. The Echo Wife has been described as a page-turning near-future domestic suspense novel, a chilling read combining the eerie family drama of Shirley Jackson with the propulsive pacing of Ruth Ware.
The Echo Wife is a non-stop thrill ride of lies, betrayal, and identity, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and Killing Eve. We will meet in The Whisper Room to chat about The Echo Wife on Saturday August 28 at 11:30. Readers may like to be warned that this book includes depictions of off-page strangulation, blood & gore, pregnancy & abortion, alcohol, off-page child abuse & domestic violence, cheating, and misogyny.
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