Monday, March 22, 2021

Review: The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (audio)

Title: The Echo Wife
Author: Sarah Gailey
Narrator: Xe Sands
Published: February 2021, Macmillan Audio
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes
Source: Publisher


I’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 Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be.

And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’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. 

My thoughts:  Every once in a while I like to take a chance on a book...go out of my comfort zone and pick something up that just sounds different but interesting. I did that with Sarah Gailey's book because it just sounds too good to pass up...and I'm glad I did.

I typically don't read anything to do with science fiction, but I have to say these books that are genre-bending, where they are multiple genres in one, and the other genres are ones I love, then I don't mind the sci-fi parts so much. And this one had such a strong mystery thriller element to it that I was completely engaged the entire time. Plus, I was curious how the clone aspect would work...I'm not going to lie.

I found myself glued to this book and had no idea where it was headed. It was such a wild ride, with such interesting twists and turns that I could never have predicted. It was so clever and well-thought out and I will absolutely be keeping an eye out for what this author writes next...especially if her next book is anything like this one. This gamble definitely worked out in my favor!

Audio thoughts: I was thrilled when I saw that Xe Sands was narrating this one. She is such a great narrator and did a fantastic job with this one. She really brought the book to life and made the characters stand out. 




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