Cover of: A Reliable Wife | Robert Goolrick

About the Book

Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways.With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 320
Dimensions 7.9 x 5.4 x 1 inches
Weight 12 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24090523M
ISBN 10 1565129776
ISBN 13 9781565129771
OCLC/WorldCat 435422229

No ebook available.


Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with:


Buy this book

Amazon $0.17 (used)
Better World Books $$3.48 (used) (used)

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS
April 29, 2011 Edited by OCLC Bot Added OCLC numbers.
March 17, 2010 Edited by EdwardBot Added new cover
March 16, 2010 Edited by WorkBot add editions to new work
March 12, 2010 Created by ImportBot Inital record created, from an amazon.com record.