Sarah Gailey's The Echo Wife is â€œa trippy domestic thriller which takes the extramarital affair trope in some intriguingly weird new directions.â€--Entertainment Weekly
Iâ€™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 Caldwellâ€™s award-winning research. Sheâ€™s patient and gentle and obedient. Sheâ€™s everything Evelyn swore sheâ€™d never be.
And sheâ€™s having an affair with Evelynâ€™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 Evelynâ€™s specific, difficult situation, will leave the reader thinking about the novel long after the final page."â€”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." â€”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." â€”Publisher's Weekly
â€œA tight, thrilling and funny ride...Gaileyâ€™s writing is controlled, visceral and especially dazzling when Martine and Evelyn are in a room together. Fans of â€œBig Little Lies,â€ The Island, Frankenstein and â€œKilling Eveâ€ will love this gripping, skillfully told firecracker of a book." â€”Bookpage
" Itâ€™s gross, and totally engrossing." â€”Wired
â€œIf you loved Big Little Lies, but wished it was more like Westworld, then best-selling author Sarah Gaileyâ€™s latest novel might be the perfect 2021 read for you.â€ â€”BookRiot
â€œThis unique and inventive tale is a genre-bending, roller coaster of unsettling fun.â€ â€”Newsweek
â€œThe Echo Wife puts a fresh sci-fi twist to a well-worn dramatic story about the cheating husband.â€â€”Cosmopolitan.com
â€œThe Echo Wife is a non-stop thrill ride, perfect for readers of Big Little Lies and enthusiasts of Killing Eve and WestworldÂ.â€â€”The Nerd Daily
â€œAdark comedy, romance and sci-fi story rolled into one unputdownable novel.â€â€”Tech Radar
â€œLeave it to Sarah Gailey to turn the simple pitch of â€œclone of wife is having an affair with real wifeâ€™s husbandâ€ into an incredible dissertation on gender, relationships, and selfhood...The Echo Wife is a tightly crafted, cerebral thriller with an intelligent narrator.â€â€”Tor.com
â€œTaking a simple concept, Gailey manages to masterfully turn it into an emotionally charged story full of considerations about oneâ€™s role in life and the meaning of life more generally. The Echo Wife took me apart and broke my heart several times over and I devoured it like the masochist I am. I couldnâ€™t put the story down...a brilliant book.â€â€”Grimdark
â€œA non-stop thrill ride.â€ â€“The Mary Sue
â€œThe Echo Wifeâ€ is a unique, thrilling adventure, with truly unexpected twists and turns the whole way through...Gailey has created an enjoyable, edge-of-your-seat tale that will keep readers on their toes."â€”Associated Press
"Cooked right, science fiction and murder mysteries taste great together, and Gailey layers those ingredients together with a chef's kiss." â€”NPR
Advance bookseller praise for The Echo Wife
â€œFans of The Wife Between Us and Black Mirror will love this brutally human story of betrayal and revenge!â€ â€”Jessica Dushame, White Birch Books
â€œSarah Gailey continues to astound and unsettle with THE ECHO WIFEâ€¦[it] leaves you missing the bus stop, reading at dinner, and squirming in your seat uncomfortablyâ€¦and I
â€œA great debut . . . a unique spin on magical noir.â€ â€”The Verge loved every moment of the experience.â€ â€”Mariana N Calderon, Second Star to the Right Books
â€œThe Echo Wife is a speculative thriller reminiscent of Ex Machina thatâ€™ll have dark thoughts sliding under your skin and remaining there indefinitely.â€ â€”Leah Atlee, Bright Side Bookshop
Praise for Magic for Liars
â€œAn eerie and highly entertaining magical mystery." â€”Buzzfeed, Summer Books to Get Excited About
â€œA brilliant whodunnit in the vein of The Magicians.â€ â€”BoingBoing
â€œIt's Harry Potter meets Megan Abbott.â€ â€”The AV Club
â€œA great debut...a unique spin on magical noir.â€ â€”The Verge
"A private investigator takes a job investigating a murder at a magic school in California. Our PI never developed magic ability, much to her dismayâ€”so we enter that world with the same longing for specialness that she does. Whether itâ€™s the 'murder investigation' part of that summary that grabs you or the 'magic school' part, this winsome, clever book will definitely engage you."--Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Divergent series
â€œFull of suspense and magic, with a protagonist as sharp and tart as a lemon, Sarah Gailey has written an unmissable debut.â€â€”Adrienne Celt, author of Invitation to a Bonfire
â€œI loved Sarah Gailey's Magic for Liarsâ€¦it broke my heart, and I longed for the world of this story anyway.â€â€”Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians
â€œWeird and wonderfulâ€¦Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch.â€ â€”Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath