Robert Goolrick’s A Reliable Wife has flooded bestseller lists this year with its tale of love, mystery, and murder.
Catherine Land steps off the train and greets her new husband, Ralph Truitt, setting into motion a chain of events that will take one family by storm.
Ralph is a man who had given up on love, until he received Catherine’s response to his ad for “a reliable wife.” Suddenly, he’s found a reason to live again and regained hope for getting back his long-lost son.
But Catherine is more than what she seems. Even as she begins to fall under the spell of life as Mrs. Truitt, she hides a deadly secret—one that could destroy them all.
If you’re looking for a grown-up version of Sarah, Plain and Tall— mail-order bride falls in love with lonely widower, befriends the kids, and arranges their happily-ever-after—then keep looking, because that’s not this story.