How to Be A Good Wife

How to Be A Good Wife

[a Novel]

Book - 2013
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Marta's husband "has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife--as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. A flash of movement in the corner of her eye, elapsed moments that she can't recall. Visions of a blonde girl in the darkness that only Marta can see. Perhaps she is starting to remember--or perhaps her mind is playing tricks on her. As Marta's visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it's unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself"--
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250069511
9781250018199
1250018196
Branch Call Number: F CHA NVD
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 22 cm

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wilqser
Aug 11, 2015

Psychological novel about a woman who suspects that things are not quite right although she seems to be in an ideal marriage and has a loving son. Easy, short read well told although sometimes you don't know the unreal from reality. The ending leaves you somewhat questioning the heroine's sanity : no doubt intended by the author.

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8217549
Jul 08, 2014

i just finished it. good book keeps you on your toes and turning pages.

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Shary51
Feb 21, 2014

Loved it can be said she was a victim however was it mental illness or something more sinister. Leaves it up to the reader.

carrilis Feb 08, 2014

Mixed feelings about this book. Started off iffy and I almost put it down after the first couple chapters. I did end up finishing it and did like the end, but was left feeling out of sorts because the author leaves the reading wondering what really happened and never does explain. Was Marta dealing with mental illness or an evil husband? We'll never know.

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finn75
Feb 05, 2014

A desperate life and an ambiguous end. Was she mentally unwell or a victim of something more sinister? Hard to tell. Well written tension makes for uncomfortable reading - you wonder what is actually going on but never really find out!

rowanquincy Dec 26, 2013

An extremely depressing book that left a lot of questions unanswered. I won't be looking for more books from this author and would not recommend this one.

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