About The Book (from the Author’s Website)
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.
My Review – 5 Stars
This story is not for the faint of heart. The characters are flushed out and raw. The plot turns expose their seamy sides and, at the same time, we see glimpses of redeeming qualities. The author’s writing style is heady. Ron Charles from The Washington Post refers to this novel as “intoxicating.” (Book Review: ‘A Reliable Wife’ by Robert Goolrick By Ron Charles Washington Post Staff Writer, April 8, 2009)
This dramatic thriller may go into movie production. Sony Pictures is set to go into production next winter, according to an article by By Mike Fleming Jr. from Deadline.com: February 10, 2014 , “Sony Sets Luca Guadagnino To Helm ‘A Reliable Wife’.