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Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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When Alice Hale leaves a career to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in the basement, she becomes captivated by its previous owner: 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. 

As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realises that within the pages Nellie left clues about her life. Soon Alice learns that while a baked Alaska may seem harmless, Nellie's secrets may have been anything but. When Alice uncovers a more sinister, even dangerous side to Nellie’s marriage and has become increasingly dissatisfied with her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own.

©2020 Karma Brown (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A brilliant, brooding, timely novel." (Mary Kubica)

"Explores the joys and limitations of the role of wife." (Fiona Davis)

 "A nail-biter of a tale, and one that kept me up long past my bedtime." (Jennifer Robson)

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