The Echo Wife
Author: Sarah Gailey
Published: TODAY, February 16, 2021
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: January 27-February 8, 2021
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Basically what you need to know is this: A Science Fiction novel that deals with clones and murder.
**Read the below book description and face spoilers**:
Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be. And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband.
Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and the Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up. Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty.
I must say that after I had read about 80 pages I decided that the book description gives away too much and I really can’t stand that! All you really need to know is that The Echo Wife deals with clones and murder.
I am selective with what I read that is of the sci fi genre, but this one was right up my alley! The Echo Wife is total Science Fiction, and the science is not too much for the typical non sci fi reader. Some describe this one as a thriller as well, but for me it was not: It is character driven and is slower moving. All science fiction is fiction until it becomes fact!
Evelyn is our narrator to the novel and she starts her story with receiving an award for her research. It goes in a direction I figured out (most likely due to the many thrillers I read), but I enjoyed going for the ride. Evelyn is not very likeable and yet Martine is and they are total opposites, yet also not.
There are a few OMG moments that add to the story. The novel does have a conclusion, yet I wanted more story to see what will be coming next. This novel does leave you thinking about how far we humans will push science and to quote Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park: “Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
This is my first novel by Gailey and I really enjoyed it. If you are a sci fi reader then this one you should read!
Many thanks to the publisher Tor Books for granting me a copy to read and review via Bookish First.