Robert Goolrick - A Reliable Wife (2nd Hand Paperback)
"Country businessman seeks reliable wife.
Compelled by practical reasons.
Reply by letter."
Rural Wisconsin, 1907.
In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful industrialist, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement. But when Catherine steps of the train she's not the woman that that Ralph is expecting.
She is both complex and devious. And, haunted by a terrible past, she is motivated by greed. Catherine's plan is simple. She will win Ralph's devotion. Later, she will leave him as a wealthy woman.
What Catherine has not counted on however is that Ralph might have plans of his own for his new wife . . .
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Suspense & Thriller
- Published : 2009 (This Edition 2014 - Workman / Algonquin Books - USA)
- ISBN : 9781565129771
- SKU : B002363
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : $14.95
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
""Goolrick twists a familiar story, refashioning it into something completely original . . . few have permeated their narratives with gothic elements and suspense to such great effect. The unforeseen conclusion provides a big payoff for readers of this tension-laden debut from a promising new talent." - Booklist.
"A Reliable Wife generates some real suspense, this darkly nuanced psychological tale builds to a strong and satisfying close." - Publishers Weekly.
Robert Goolrick (born 1949) is an American novelist and memoirist. He turned to writing in his 50's, after a long, eventful life as a hard-living advertising executive in New York who ended up on welfare and in Alcoholics Anonymous before becoming a bestselling writer.