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How to Be A Good Wife

Chapman, Emma (Book - 2013)
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How to Be A Good Wife
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Marta's husband "has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife--as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. A flash of movement in the corner of her eye, elapsed moments that she can't recall. Visions of a blonde girl in the darkness that only Marta can see. Perhaps she is starting to remember--or perhaps her mind is playing tricks on her. As Marta's visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it's unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Chapman, Emma, 1985-
Title: How to be a good wife
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
Characteristics: 275 pages ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Emma Chapman
Notes: "First published in Great Britain [in 2013] by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited"--Title page verso
"A novel"--Jacket
Summary: Marta's husband "has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife--as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. A flash of movement in the corner of her eye, elapsed moments that she can't recall. Visions of a blonde girl in the darkness that only Marta can see. Perhaps she is starting to remember--or perhaps her mind is playing tricks on her. As Marta's visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it's unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 1250018196
9781250018199
125001820X
9781250018205
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHAPMAN 2013
Subject Headings: Mind and reality Fiction Visions Fiction Wives Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Mind and reality
Visions
Wives
LCCN: 2013020562
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Marta's husband has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife--as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. As Marta's visions persist and her reali... Read More »


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Jul 08, 2014
  • 8217549 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i just finished it. good book keeps you on your toes and turning pages.

Loved it can be said she was a victim however was it mental illness or something more sinister. Leaves it up to the reader.

Feb 08, 2014
  • carrilis rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Mixed feelings about this book. Started off iffy and I almost put it down after the first couple chapters. I did end up finishing it and did like the end, but was left feeling out of sorts because the author leaves the reading wondering what really happened and never does explain. Was Marta dealing with mental illness or an evil husband? We'll never know.

Feb 05, 2014
  • finn75 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A desperate life and an ambiguous end. Was she mentally unwell or a victim of something more sinister? Hard to tell. Well written tension makes for uncomfortable reading - you wonder what is actually going on but never really find out!

Dec 26, 2013
  • rowanquincy rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

An extremely depressing book that left a lot of questions unanswered. I won't be looking for more books from this author and would not recommend this one.

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