A Reliable Wife

by Robert Goolrick

He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for “a reliable wife.” She responded, saying that she was “a simple, honest woman.” She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly and carefully, leaving her a wealthy widow, able to take care of the one she truly loved.What Catherine Land did not realize was that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of hisown.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 291 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.25 out of 5
  • Published March 31st 2009 by Algonquin Books
  • Original Title: A Reliable Wife
  • ISBN: 1565125967 (ISBN13: 9781565125964)
  • Edition Language: English
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  • Characters: Ralph Truitt
  • Catherine Land
  • Antonio Truitt
  • Literary Awards: NAIBA Book of the Year for Fiction (2009)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2009)

He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for “a reliable wife.” She responded, saying that she was “a simple, honest woman.” She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly and carefully, leaving her a wealthy widow, able to take care of the one she truly loved.What Catherine Land did not realize was that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of his own. And what neither anticipated was that they would fall so completely in love. Filled with unforgettable characters, and shimmering with color and atmosphere, A Reliable Wife is an enthralling tale of love and madness, of longing and murder. Listening Length: 8 hours and 58 minutes