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A Reliable Wife

by Robert Goolrick

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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.


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Publisher: Algonquin Books

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  • Release date: September 12, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781616200008
  • Release date: September 12, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781616200008
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  • Release date: September 12, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781616200008
  • File size: 1479 KB
  • Release date: January 5, 2010


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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.


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    Publisher:
    Algonquin Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: September 12, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781616200008
    Release date: September 12, 2011

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781616200008
    File size: 3020 KB
    Release date: September 12, 2011

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781616200008
    File size: 1479 KB
    Release date: January 5, 2010

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