A sci-fi ish mystery that made me obsess and anticipate every possible outcome, ‘The Perfect Wife’ is a riveting and compelling page-turner. Abbie’s new life reminds her a lot about her past self, and that she is not the same as she was 5 years ago. Abbie wakes up in a facility and is told that she has been brought back to life. She is the perfect wife and the perfect mother to their Autistic son, with a happy and joyous family. Tim- a tech nerd from Silicon Valley considers perfection as the ultimate way of life. He expects it from his employees, friends and his wife. As he introduces Abbie to her previous (own?) life, something feels amiss and certain things don’t add up. I wouldn’t say that I haven’t read a book based on creating another human just like the original person, with the same set of behaviors and empathy, but ‘The Perfect Wife’ is the only one that impressed me. The story is complex and layered, bringing to live Tim’s compulsive nature and Abbie’s hesitance every time something odd happens. Her struggle to come to terms with her new life leads to mysterious and scary revelations. I found myself engrossed and invested in this story, even though I wasn’t expecting much. Delaney writes a compelling psychological thriller, that also poses questions on what a perfect marriage is, what couples go through while dealing with an Autistic child, and what harm can technology (Artificial Intelligence, to be precise) bring to the otherwise ordinary lives of people. The story turns disturbing at times and the characters are vulnerable to almost everything. ‘The Perfect Wife’ a thriller that must be on your TBR if you are fond of fast-paced and refreshing thrillers that have a healthy number of twists and turns and is a complex psychological study of the characters.