How to be a Good Wife

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Pan Macmillan, 2013 - Mystery fiction - 275 pages
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"An eerily well-handled debut novel ... a ruthless examination of the many layers of marriage" The Guardian"Chapman has written Marta's story with a brilliant twist" The New York Times"I know what my husband would say: that I have too much time on my hands; that I need to keep myself busy. That I need to take my medication. Empty nest syndrome, he tells his friends at the pub, his mother. He's always said I have a vivid imagination."Marta and Hector have been married for a long time - so long that she finds it difficult to remember her life before him. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife.But when Hector comes home with a secret, their ordered domestic life begins to unravel. In the shadows there is a blonde girl that only Marta can see. And she is trying to tell her something...

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User Review  - kitchenwitch04 - LibraryThing

Have you ever watched a movie and through most of it you are sitting there wondering what the hell is going on? Well, if you have, then you know the way I felt as I read How To Be A Good Wife by Emma ... Read full review

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User Review  - Electablue - LibraryThing

This had a very interesting concept and I found it hard to put down. With its bleak, cold feeling it was a good book to read on a day that I was iced in at home. However, I ultimately found it unsatisfying. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Emma Chapman was born in 1985 and grew up in Manchester. She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University, followed by a Masters in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. After university, she travelled in Scandinavia, and she currently lives in Perth, Western Australia.

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