Just a quick note to say Happy Publication Day and Congratulations to the fantastic Emma Chapman! Her debut novel How To Be A Good Wife is published in hardback in the UK today by Picador. I reviewed the novel back in October and also interviewed Emma about her inspirations and writing process, as well as her next project (a novel about a war photographer in Vietnam, where Emma does a lot of charity work – check out vietnamvolunteerteachers.com for more information).
How To Be A Good Wife is short and punchy, with intense psychological drama and intrigue, as well as wonderful moments of suspense and eerie strangeness. Marta, the narrator, is a ‘perfect’ wife to Hector – but she keeps having troubling hallucinations and comes to wonder if they are actually memories… suffice to say there is a creepy air of mystery about everything in Marta and Hector’s neat little life, and as the story unfolds more and more is revealed.
To learn more about the novel, and about Emma, visit picador.com/books/how-to-be-a-good-wife. I recommend this novel to anyone with an interest in psychology, mystery, relationships or indeed crime fiction. Now go buy it!