The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (Free Download), I’m embarrassed, still, by how long it took me to notice. Everything was right there in the open, right there in front of me, but it still took me so long to see the person I had married.
It took me so long to hate him.
Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be.
And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband.
Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and both Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up.
Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty.
Top Ten LibraryReads Pick! A razor-sharp psychological thriller… Gailey’s expertise with suspense and their success in presenting the reader with impossible choices about the ethics of cloning, biological programming and editing, and of Evelyn’s specific, difficult situation, will leave the reader thinking about the novel long after the final page.–Booklist, starred review For those familiar with Gailey’s work, expect this one to offer familiar pleasures and some new surprises. And for those who aren’t, well, get ready. –Entertainment Weekly Creepy, exhilarating science fiction… A series of dark reveals that leave both the characters and the audience reeling. Readers won’t want to put this one down. –Publisher’s Weekly “A tight, thrilling and funny ride…Gailey’s writing is controlled, visceral and especially dazzling when Martine and Evelyn are in a room together. Fans of “Big Little Lies,” The Island, Frankenstein and “Killing Eve” will love this gripping, skillfully told firecracker of a book. –Bookpage It’s gross, and totally engrossing. –Wired For fans of HBO’s Westworld; Netflix’s Black Mirror; Taylor Swift’s song ‘No Body, No Crime’…What happens when An Affair to Remember and genetic cloning collide? A mind-bending psychological page-turner that examines toxic relationships, loneliness, and female ambition. –Marie Claire “Gailey will have readers pondering what truly makes someone human.” –Shelf Awareness for Readers “If you loved Big Little Lies, but wished it was more like Westworld, then best-selling author Sarah Gailey’s latest novel might be the perfect 2021 read for you.” –BookRiot “This unique and inventive tale is a genre-bending, roller coaster of unsettling fun.” –Newsweek.
Hugo Award-winning and bestselling author Sarah Gailey is the author of the novels The Echo Wife and Magic for Liars. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and The Boston Globe, and they won a Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Their fiction credits also include Vice and The Atlantic. Their debut novella, River of Teeth, was a 2018 finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.