Novel About My Wife, Paperback

Novel About My Wife Paperback

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Tom Stone is madly in love with his wife Ann. Pushing forty and expecting their first child, they buy a semi-derelict house in Hackney.

Despite their spiralling money troubles, they believe this is their settled future.

But Ann becomes convinced she's being shadowed by a homeless man whose presence seems like a terrible omen.

As their child grows, Ann's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, feverish and disturbed.

On the verge of losing everything, Tom makes a decision that he hopes will save their lives.

Novel About My Wife is a taut, sensuous and chilling portrait of a marriage beset by paranoia and obsession.




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Loved the language Perkins used - the beginning paragraph is absolutely beautiful and evokes a real sense of loss and love for Tom's late wife.I would have preferred a few things to be made a little clearer by the end - several parts are left as loose ends, causing me to flip back through the book to check I hadn't missed anything.

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A friend lent me this book and I thought it was wierd - and not in a good way ! Too unbelievable and a bit simple I thought , psycho wife sets up her own fake death to set her husband up ! and the ending is terrible!

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