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A reliable wife: a novel

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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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full_title reliable wife
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lastUpdate 2018-03-19 22:43:56PM

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Family secrets -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Marriage -- Fiction, Wisconsin -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_display A reliable wife : a novel
title_full A Reliable Wife, A reliable wife : a novel / by Robert Goolrick, A reliable wife [electronic resource] / Robert Goolrick, A reliable wife [sound recording] / Robert Goolrick, A reliable wife [sound recording] / by Robert Goolrick, A reliable wife [text (large print)] / Robert Goolrick
title_short A reliable wife :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Family secrets, Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, American, History, Large type books, Literature, Marriage