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Sarah Gailey's The Echo Wife is a non-stop thrill ride of lies, betrayal, and identity, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and Killing Eve.
Evelyn Caldwell’s husband Nathan has been having an affair — with Evelyn Caldwell.
Or, to be exact, with Martine, a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn’s own award-winning research.
But that wasn’t even the worst part.
When they said all happy families are alike, I don’t think this is what they meant…
Evelyn, an award-winning scientist in the field of cloning, helps her ex-husband’s new wife to cover up a night of rather irresponsible, bloody activities that could threaten her future career. Forced to clean up after her cowardly husbands mistakes, assisted by a clone of herself, Evelyn questions her right to 'play God' in her field and where, if ever, that responsibility should end. Sarah Gailey writes yet another page turner, exploring loneliness and a crisis of identity that begs the question, if there was no one in your life who'd notice if you were replaced by a clone, is that a worthy life at all? The Echo Wife is a speculative thriller reminiscent of Ex Machina that’ll have dark thoughts sliding under your skin and remaining there indefinitely."
-Leah Atlee, Bright Side Bookshop
"Sarah Gailey continues to astound and unsettle with THE ECHO WIFE, a razor-sharp exploration of the toxic expectations placed upon and internalized by women. Mix Orphan Black with a hornet's nest of ambition, women in science, trauma, and reddit's r/AmITheAsshole and you've got a clone story that leaves you missing the bus stop, reading at dinner, and squirming in your seat uncomfortably. It's perfection, it kind of hurt my delicate sensibilities, and I loved every moment of the experience. This is the perfect sci-fi/feminist/suspense crossover to give every reader that comes through the doors in 2021!"
-Mariana N Calderon, Second Star to the Right Books
"Fans of The Wife Between Us and Black Mirror will love this brutally human story of betrayal and revenge! Evelyn is a scientist perfecting clone technology when she discovers her husband is having an affair with a cloned version of herself that he created: Martine, who has been programmed by Nathan to be a more perfect version of Evelyn. One night, Martine calls Evelyn pleading for help, and when someone ends up dead, they’ll do the unthinkable to ensure that no one uncovers the truth. Secrets, plot twists, and lies are unearthed, one shovelful at a time, and Gailey’s words jab you like shards of bone - sharp and just as disturbing. I still feel this book burrowing into my mind like dirt shoved deep under my fingernails."
-Jessica Dushame, White Birch Books
"WOW! I am totally enamored and loving THE ECHO WIFE! Sarah brings up so many philosophical questions while still writing a really intriguing science fiction novel. Really crazy stuff! I’ve been gasping my way through it!"
-Lauren Nopenz Fairley, Curious Iguana Books
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