All kinds of moral and ethical questions are broached in a new science fiction domestic thriller, The Echo Wife. Several are solved the old-fashioned way through deception and murder.
Evelyn is a respected scientist creating clones to perform various tasks. She is working through a divorce from her husband, Nathan. She and Nathan often fought about her placing her work above their family life. But her refusal to have kids was the last straw.
Before even separating from Evelyn, Nathan finds Martine and sets her up in a nearby house. When Evelyn meets Martine for the first time, she realizes that Nathan has a distinct type of woman to which he is attracted. And that she and Martine have more in common than she thought…
Once I started reading this book, I just couldn’t stop reading it. It has a compelling plot. I also think it has just enough science fiction in it to make the genre-fluidity work seamlessly. I genuinely liked the originally unlikeable main character, Evelyn, by midway into the novel. Despite the science fiction setting, Evelyn felt like a realistic person with understandable flaws.
Overall, if you want to read a terrific domestic suspense book with a unique setting, pick up The Echo Wife. You won’t be disappointed. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Tor Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.