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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
January 5
Algonquin Books
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.

Customer Reviews

Jenita Marie ,

Reliable Wife

The book was good! It had a bit of a slow start in my opinion but when it raved up, it was hard to put down.

Tyg231 ,

Loved it!

This was a dark tale with lots of shocking twists, beautifully written to keep you hooked from the very beginning. It definitely keeps you guessing the next turn and rooting for the unexpected. I loved every page and would recommend it to anyone and everyone!

2Encores ,

A page turner

The author weaves the characters, their emotions, and their lives, in such a way that it keeps the reader relating to & caring about those characters. Written beautifully.

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