Today’s book review is on an e-ARC I received from NetGalley and Tor Books in exchange for an honest review! I discovered The Echo Wife after reading an excerpt of it on BookishFirst and I felt so intrigued that I had to request a copy on NetGalley.
This book was chosen in January for the Among Us Readathon as the ‘Clear Asteroids’ prompt (i.e. to read a Sci-Fi!).
Read: Jan 23 – Feb 14
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Never apologize just because someone is mad at you,” he said. “Never let anyone make you say you’re sorry just to appease them.”
The Echo Wife follows Evelyn Caldwell, a brilliant scientist, who works in creating clones for temporary and functional purposes, i.e. body doubles, organ replacements, etc. Although she has recently reached amazing scientific breakthroughs, she finds it hard to celebrate after the other discovery that her once business partner and husband Nathan left her for another woman named Martine. The real kicker? Martine is a clone of Evelyn who Nathan made so he could marry a ‘better’ version of her.
This book is a wild ride that is full of an unnamable tension between all the main characters that left me always wondering whether they were about to make out or murder one another.
I am not usually a fan of science fiction, but I found myself so intrigued that I immediately wanted to continue to the next chapter. The plot didn’t go in any way how I expected, but I found the ending just as intriguing as the rest of the story.
I will certainly look to read more by Sarah Gailey in the future!
I’d love to hear what you thought of The Echo Wife or what other books you’ve loved in this beginning of the year!
Interested in The Echo Wife? Check it out here!