NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR: An instant New York Times and national bestseller, The Girl Before was anointed the “top girl of this season’s suspense novels” by both The Washington Post and Newsday. We’ve already sold 35,000 copies across formats in Canada.
UNIQUE HOOK: Explores the moral and legal issues that arise when babies are switched at birth—who do our children “belong” to, really, when they’re not really ours? Though rarely discovered, these cases have occurred in real life. Who do our children “belong” to, and what are the limits of nature versus nurture?
SIGNATURE TWISTS: This book has a fresh concept that provides a unique and rich backdrop for a psychological thriller and showcases Delaney’s signature twists.
INTRIGUING NARRATIVE VIEWPOINTS: In The Perfect Wife, we hear Abbie’s voice as she makes sense of the events leading up to her reunion with Tim, as well as the unified voices of the Scott Robotics employees as they reflect on the past at the company. Both perspectives provide sharp, compelling insight and spectacularly execute the relentless plotting.
MAJOR MOTION PICTURES IN THE WORKS: The Girl Before was optioned by Universal Pictures, and Believe Me was optioned by Scott Free and EOne.
“Mind-bending…. Delaney takes domestic suspense beyond its comfort zone. To be sure, there’s romantic tension, marital discord, even betrayal…. But there are other issues to chew on: the worship of beauty and the demand for perfection, the ethics of artificial intelligence, the moral responsibilities of playing God. Not to mention the quandary that arises when a robot develops a soul, a real problem when ’people don’t want their robots to have feelings.’” —The New York Times
“The premise of [The Perfect Wife] itself is tricky at best, but Delaney pulls it off brilliantly, with an intoxicating knack for suspense. This is the kind of novel ugly words like ’unputdownable’ were invented for…. Everything about The Perfect Wife feels earned and satisfying. Thrillers, after all, are more about the journey than they are about the destination—and this journey is a captivating, deeply engrossing one.” —The Independent
“A totally ingenious thriller with a killer premise that explores how far we will go for love—and the dangerous power of obsession.” —T. M. Logan, author of Lies
“JP Delaney has outdone himself with his latest dynamic, razor-sharp and thought-provoking thriller. The Perfect Wife is a cutting-edge suspense novel unlike any you’ve read before. A must read!” —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl
“A twisty, completely original psychological thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go until the very end.” —Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know
“Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant. Speculative fiction mixed up with a mind-bendingly twisty psycho thriller! I devoured it.” —C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
“A tour-de-force. A chilling and uniquely disturbing 21st-century twist on the unreliable narrator makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking psychological thriller. The Perfect Wife asks troubling questions about selfhood and ’souls’ and what makes us human, and plays them out in a compelling way.” —Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
“[A] compulsively readable psychological thriller” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[A] fresh take on the domestic thriller.” —Booklist
“JP Delaney’s third psychological thriller, The Perfect Wife, puts—almost perfectly—a high-tech spin on the stories of Frankenstein and Pygmalion with a tinge of the Stepford wives…. The intriguing plot leads to a chilling and surprising finale that perfectly caps The Perfect Wife.” —Associated Press
Praise for Believe Me
“Compelling…. [A] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme.” —Booklist, starred review
“The author produces a bobsled run’s worth of twists.” —Publishers Weekly
“An intense, stylish psychological thriller.” —Good Housekeeping
Praise for The Girl Before
“Dazzling, startling and above all cunning—a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.” —Lee Child
“[JP] Delaney intersperses ethics questions on stand-alone pages throughout the book…. The single most ingenious touch is that we’re not provided either woman’s answers.” —The New York Times
“The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the ’top girl’ of this season’s suspense novels.” —The Washington Post
“A masterfully crafted spellbinder…guaranteed to astonish.” —Booklist, starred review
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