Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Echo Wife
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
90 posts | 113 read | 92 to read
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
Soubhiville
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

My wrap up for February. Best of the month we‘re the tagged and No Choice, but I also loved You‘re the Only One I‘ve Told, Madly Deeply, How Far the Light Reaches, and Thorn.

AmyG I really enjoyed The Echo Wife. Very well done. 3w
Gissy Great! 📚📚📚👏👏👏I need to read The Echo Wife. 3w
75 likes3 comments
blurb
Soubhiville
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

I didn‘t have as many really too rated books in Feb as I did in Jan. The Echo Wife came out on top, but the best of the year so far is still Black Sun 🌞. #2023readingbracketfiction

blurb
CBee
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
vivastory I loved this one 1mo
CBee @vivastory it was a bit bonkers - definitely one I‘ll be thinking about for a while. 1mo
Clwojick Loved this too! 1mo
See All 8 Comments
BarbaraBB I was a bit underwhelmed by this one 1mo
CBee @BarbaraBB it‘s not for everyone, and I wouldn‘t say it‘ll be a favorite of the year for me. I can see how some wouldn‘t like it as much! 1mo
BarbaraBB When I read your review I noticed you took much more from it than I did! 1mo
CBee @BarbaraBB it just left me thinking about a lot of things and I love when books do that 😊 1mo
BarbaraBB Me too, those are the best 🤍 1mo
53 likes8 comments
review
CBee
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

I think the review from @Soubhiville said it best for me - I had this unsettling feeling almost the entire time I was reading this. It‘s good, for sure, but creepy, and thought provoking (which can lead to some scary thoughts!). Ultimately I enjoyed it, but just….holy s*** 😳😳😳 @Cinfhen would this work for #aboutreproductiverights? I‘ll leave my reasoning in a spoiler comment 😊
#booked2023

CBee I was thinking that Martine never had a choice about having a baby - her programming just set it all up and it was, basically, a forced pregnancy (though she does ultimately want the baby, and loves it, but is her programming telling her to?). Thoughts? 1mo
Soubhiville I think it works for that prompt. Also the clones are a form of reproduction, and they mostly get no choice about their lives at all! 1mo
CBee @Soubhiville right! So many thoughts about this one 😳🤔 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, interesting question! Yes, I do think it works and I totally love what @Soubhiville wrote!!! Go for it!! (edited) 1mo
CBee @Cinfhen awesome! Thanks 😊 1mo
70 likes5 comments
review
Soubhiville
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

This is the perfect #Twisted book for #Booked2023.

I had a creeping dread and discomfort through the whole book. And while there is a twist, I think twisted describes it better.

Evelyn is a scientist, and in her lab she creates clones. She finds her husband has stolen her research and created a clone of her, and he‘s having an affair with the clone.

Deep with moral questions, this will make you think hard thoughts.

Serious trigger warnings!

Soubhiville While the book is disturbing, it was actually the afterword that gave me literal goosebumps. I actually wish I had started with that, it gave so much insight into the story. 2mo
Soubhiville In the photo: Igor in his love seat cave- heated blanket under him, fleece blanket draped to make a cave, and a good view of the bird feeder. What more could a kitty ask for? 2mo
Librariana I think that's great advice for future readers! Especially for a story that raises thought-provoking questions. I'm sure it'd make for fabulous book club discussions! 2mo
See All 8 Comments
Librariana Just saw your added comment about Igor 🥰 Sounds like the sweet life! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Hi Igor!! 😊💕 2mo
TrishB Thanks for idea for this prompt! Have this on my kindle. 2mo
DimeryRene I just read their newest and this is next on my list for this author!! (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Great choice!! I really enjoyed this story 2mo
82 likes2 stack adds8 comments
review
BarbaraJean
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

Hoooooly crap, this was good! The premise is intriguing: Evelyn Caldwell finds out her husband Nathan is having an affair…with a woman he cloned using Evelyn‘s own research. There‘s so much here to discuss, from free will to personhood to grooming—I‘m so glad this was my IRL book club‘s pick because I have so much I want to dig into for our discussion on Sunday!

TheBookgeekFrau Ooooo - I'm intrigued! 2mo
AmyG I listened to this one and it was fabulous. 2mo
37 likes4 stack adds2 comments
review
KarenUK
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

#pop22 #onomatopoeia
A cloning novel that definitely owes something to Ishiguro‘s take on this, and his exploration at what defines humanity. But it‘s darker and more brittle, an unsettling vibe that the ‘uncanny valley‘ gives and a satisfying ending for the ‘wives‘. I‘ve seen descriptions of Black Mirror meets Stepford wives, and that fits. @cinfen @barbarabb @megabooks @squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @alisiakae @cortg @laughterhp @raelovestoread

squirrelbrain Great review! 😁 4mo
Cinfhen I really loved this one!!! 4mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen me too! Couldn‘t put it down once I started! 4mo
BarbaraBB Dear Karen I have send you an email about the books I sent you. I hope@it makes sense and that one has arrived already! 😘 4mo
KarenUK @BarbaraBB It did! Thanks so much! xxxx 4mo
53 likes5 comments
review
keithlafo
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Mehso-so

An interesting character study wrapped within a sci-fi story. Didn‘t totally work for me, but is really well written and engaging.

blurb
KarenUK
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

A store visit finished early today, so sneaking in starting this one this afternoon for #pop22 for #onomatopoeia , stealing the idea from Barbara! I googled, and some lists definitely include the word ‘echo‘ so I‘m sticking with it! 💕

@cinfen @barbarabb @megabooks @squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @alisiakae @cortg @laughterhp @raelovestoread

BarbaraBB I am happy you‘re using it too for that prompt because I wasn‘t sure if it were allowed! 4mo
BarbaraBB Also three (!) Amazon parcels arrived today… I won‘t open them but if you used Amazon I think it has arrived 🙂😘 4mo
KarenUK I did! Think they will be from me! @BarbaraBB (edited) 4mo
See All 7 Comments
BarbaraBB Thank you!! I keep them out of sight for now! 💝 4mo
squirrelbrain A good choice! 4mo
Cortg Solid choice! Also, there is no “not allowed.” Your choice, your interpretation! 😜 4mo
KarenUK Thanks @Cortg ! 😊💕 4mo
44 likes1 stack add7 comments
review
traa
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

This book was fascinating and had beautiful prose. I‘ll definitely be reading more Sarah Gailey!

review
allureofbeauty
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Mehso-so

#justfinished - it was interesting but I‘m really curious about her new book.
I read this one for book club and almost no one showed up and those who did didn‘t like it. You did have to suspend a lot of disbelief to read this one.
Also orange muffins are love.

blurb
SheilaChew
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

A lazy Saturday afternoon, reading and snoozing.

Ericalambbrown Perfect Saturday! 9mo
22 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
AFrostCauseReads
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

This was very well written. It kept my interest, kept me guessing, stopped to think about ethics, and had lots of moving parts with multiple conflicts. And it was a short read!

I wont mention much about the actual plot because I think a gradual reveal is the way to go for this one. But I will say to expect light sci-fi, and question what makes a person an individual.

review
Jari-chan
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

A slight pick, since I've really struggled with this book at the beginning. It got better, happily, but I kept on listening to the audio book with 1.5x speed. Gailey comes up with a really important question our society has to deal with more and more. And yes, I like the fact that her MC isn't really likable, it fits her character. Only the plot itself dragged too much and all the relationship stuff at the start annoyed me pretty much.

27 likes2 comments
review
vivastory
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

I devoured this speculative thriller! Martine, a clone of scientist Evelyn Caldwell, is having an affair with Evelyn's husband. He turns up dead & Martine & Evelyn are left to cover it up. I loved the story, the characters & the themes. I haven't read all of Sarah Gailey's work, but this is my favorite so far. Also, Taylor Swift's No Body No Crime kept playing in my head as I was reading it. 🤣

Branwen I enjoyed this one a lot too! 9mo
vivastory @Branwen I can't wait for their new novel! 9mo
Branwen @vivastory Me too! 9mo
74 likes3 stack adds3 comments
blurb
Jari-chan
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

I finally get around to post my books for #BookSpin and #BookSpinBingo 😅 I've already started with both books. So far I'm not really convinced by The Echo Wife, but we'll see... 😊 And so far I really like The Wall, which I did not expect.

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
21 likes1 comment
review
swishandflick
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

This book fascinated me. Clones, murder, and a question of humanity. The ending felt a little odd (or maybe unresolved is a better word) but I really enjoyed the book overall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ChaoticMissAdventures I really enjoyed this too! I read it as an ARC and was surprised it didn't take off more when it was released. 10mo
87 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Readerann
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

I thought this was very well-crafted and a page-turner. There were a few things that bothered me, however. See first comment for spoiler. I‘m off now to read other comments and see if it was ‘just me‘. 😬
#ToB2022

Readerann I can‘t believe Martine would have just left her baby like that. Also, I wanted a more satisfying ending. It was like “so Evelyn just kept Martine hidden forever and carried on with her work. The End.” 11mo
Ruthiella I think there cannot be a happy ending to this story. Evelyn probably would have killed Martine once she became a liability... There were a lot of holes for me in this book. 11mo
Readerann @Ruthiella You‘re right - I don‘t think there could be a happy ending to this story. I suppose it just felt like a ‘lazy‘ ending. This is one of those books that I‘m liking less the more I think about it. Often, the opposite happens! 11mo
See All 7 Comments
BarbaraBB I don‘t even remember what you are discussing above. The book totally slipped my mind 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB same unfortunately. Only vaguely remember this even though I enjoyed it. 11mo
Readerann @Megabooks @BarbaraBB I suppose that doesn‘t bode well for me remembering this a few months from now. 😁 11mo
BkClubCare I thought we were left with the idea that Martine might kill Evelyn some day since she became the monster like her father 🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
14 likes7 comments
review
Eggbeater
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

#MarvellousMarch #Readathon
1st book read @Andrew65

I thought this science fiction/ thriller was brilliant because the main character was so complex and everyone's motives were so questionable. The acknowledgements at the end of the book that explained the story's origins were heartbreaking.

ChaoticMissAdventures I really enjoyed this too I thought it was so originally done. 12mo
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 I am trying to read more science fiction this year. 12mo
59 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
GidgetsTreasures75
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

2-26-22: My 19th finished book of 2022! This book was intense and extremely interesting. Evelyn, an award winning scientist, is going through a divorce. Her soon to be ex has started a new life with Martine, a clone of Evelyn. I don‘t want to give anything else away. This book explores the science of cloning, while also talking about grooming and abuse. It was difficult at times but overall thoroughly engaging. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖📖1️⃣9️⃣

blurb
GidgetsTreasures75
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

2-23-22: New library book haul!! 📚📖🎉💖

blurb
RealLifeReading
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

Book and popcorn while the boys watch the Super Bowl

review
Sophronisba
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Panpan

I didn't like this at all, with the caveat that I think Gailey does a great job developing Evelyn as a character. I found the plot completely unbelievable and whereas in Klara and the Sun the reader had room to think about and form her own impressions about what was going on, here the author basically puts up a neon sign that says “THIS IS A BAD SITUATION,“ which frustrated me.

review
alisiakae
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

What a strange and twisty story! The Echo Wife follows Evelyn, a scientist whose husband steals her research to clone himself a “better” version of her. The consequences are dire and a bit outlandish, but I like how Gailey ties in themes of identity, grooming and abuse. My second Gailey book, and I‘m now hooked on reading everything they write!

#tob22 #tobshortlist
#pop22 reflected image on cover

squirrelbrain Great review! 14mo
Suet624 This sounds really interesting. Now I guess I actually have to hunt it down. 14mo
Cortg Sounds like a fun read! 14mo
See All 7 Comments
sarahbarnes I haven‘t read this one yet, but maybe I‘ll have to check it out! 14mo
Ruthiella I didn‘t get the grooming overtones until I read the author‘s note at the end. I liked this but it was maybe a little too outlandish for me ultimately. 14mo
alisiakae @Ruthiella I feel like what Nathan was doing with his programming/conditioning would be considered grooming, in a sci-if futuristic way 14mo
thebluestocking Great review! I liked this one too, though I felt like it lost control near the end. 🤷‍♀️ 14mo
102 likes4 stack adds7 comments
blurb
Sophronisba
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

I have all kinds of issues with this book, but I have to hand it to the author: she has nailed Evelyn's voice. The narration is pitch-perfect. #morningreads

review
therubberduckninja
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

What a crazy, twisted book! It was an interesting take on an old plot - Evelyn is an award winning scientist whose husband, Nathan, has an affair… with Evelyn‘s genetically replicated clone whom he‘s altered to be the “perfect” wife. (Think Stepford Wives, if you‘re old enough. 🙂) The story is told from Evelyn‘s point of view, and while she is certainly deserving of sympathy, she is also a deeply flawed, very complex character. Highly enjoyed.

6 likes1 stack add
blurb
alisiakae
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

My hubby was so sweet to make homemade chicken noodle soup last night, which was just what I needed.

Day 3 of Covid, and each day I feel worse, but getting by. I have started my next #TOB2022 book. Although I will probably spend more time watching TV than reading today. #tobshortlist

alisiakae And I just realized this is the same author that wrote Upright Women Wanted, and now I am a lot more excited to read it! 1y
Suet624 Oh gosh. I'm so sorry to hear this. Please take gentle care of yourself. 1y
alisiakae @Suet624 Thanks! I‘m grateful to have a spouse and daughter who are both quite self-sufficient, making it a lot easier for me to focus on rest and getting better! 1y
See All 16 Comments
BarbaraBB I am sorry to hear you've got it bad. Take care, wishing you a speedy recovery 🍀 1y
alisiakae @BarbaraBB thank you! I qualify for the monoclonal antibody therapy so I have an appt for that this afternoon. 1y
BarbaraBB Good luck, I hope that'll help!
1y
thebluestocking I hope the therapy helps and that you feel better soon! 💙 1y
TrishB Take care ❤️ I felt worse until about day 5, then started to feel a bit better each day. Hope you‘re on the mend soon. 1y
slategreyskies Hope you‘re feeling better soon!! Also, those donut shaped noodles are so cool! I‘ve never seen ones like that before! :) sending hugs!! 💕 1y
Branwen Oh no! So sorry to hear you are sick, friend! *hugs* I had covid at the beginning of the month and it felt like it was never ending- but hang in there; you will get better a little bit more every day! 💕 Sending lots of love and healing thoughts your way! 1y
squirrelbrain Sorry to hear you‘re suffering so much - hope you turn a corner soon…. 1y
NovelGirl82 I‘m so sorry. I hope you‘re feeling better soon 1y
alisiakae @slategreyskies I buy them at our local Italian grocery, but it‘s the same brand as these on Amazon: Primeluci Anelletti Durum Wheat Semolina Pasta - 1 lb (Pack of 4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D0F0U0Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_CAAXCW5MRBP3KCAGR3... 1y
slategreyskies Oh, thank you so much!! I‘m going to try them out next time I make chicken noodle soup! 🥣 💕 1y
jessjess I'm sorry you're not feeling good!! 1y
CarolynM Hope you're well again soon💐 1y
87 likes16 comments
review
swynn
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Mehso-so

(2021) Mixed feelings. I liked the themes of power and patriarchy, the unexpected plot twists, and the willingness to explore the story's ideas with unlikeable characters. But the world made no sense to me: some major ethical issues are ignored, the science is handwavey and inconsistent, and legal complications that seem obvious are just not a thing. It feels less like a story than an abstract thought exercise-- though an interesting one for sure

review
Addison_Reads
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

Great book!

After my recent reads it was nice to have something a bit more straight forward with the storytelling.

I'm a big fan of this author and this was a creative look into cloning and relationships. Gailey presents topics on the ethical and moral issues surrounding scientific discoveries, while also just writing an entertaining book. #ToB2022 #ToB22

Alfoster Yes! I liked it too!❤️👏 1y
45 likes1 comment
blurb
ImperfectCJ
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

I snuck in a little novel listening during our hike this morning when my son wasn't talking to me about Switzerland and my daughter wasn't talking to me about the nature of good and evil. Caught a glimpse of the ocean, too...sort of.

kspenmoll Hiking conversations 😃 1y
allureofbeauty So beautiful. Also I hope you got the book okay 🖤 1y
ImperfectCJ @allureofbeauty Yep! The book arrived safe and sound. :-) 1y
allureofbeauty OK that‘s good. I still haven‘t gotten the next one from the previous person myself, hopefully soon. 1y
52 likes4 comments
review
ImperfectCJ
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

First book for 2022 #ToB done. I devoured this one despite a few nagging things about it. The main character is an interesting mix of self-aware and self-deceptive, and the ethical questions raised are quite juicy, but something about a couple of the relationships feels off to me and the ending didn't fit at all in my estimation. And of course, the science requires a lot of suspension of disbelief. So, fun book in spite of its flaws.

Addison_Reads Great review. I have about 45 mins left of this audiobook and life keeps distracting me from finishing. 1y
57 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Angitron
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Bailedbailed

2021 was a kind of a disappointing reading year for me in terms of what I read, so one of my reading goals this year is to DNF early and often. If a book doesn‘t grab me by roughly 25% in, it‘s a no. This was a no.

BarbaraBB Can‘t blame you. Just wrote my review too. 1y
Angitron @BarbaraBB I really liked your review! 1y
23 likes2 comments
review
Chelsea.Poole
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

This has been on my radar for awhile, but felt compelled to take the plunge for #ToB. Not blown away by this domestic thriller, but it was decently entertaining. I get that the author is using the a sci-fi element to drive home themes of power, control and manipulation. I re-listened to a section because it got a little convoluted for me.

she.hearts.horror I just read it a few weeks ago. I enjoyed it as well. 1y
BarbaraBB That was clever of the author indeed, I have to give her that! 1y
108 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
BarbaraBB
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

A solid read about a female scientist, renowned for her work in the field of cloning, who meets a clone representing herself. This woman is her ex husband‘s new lover. A great start, an engaging middle and a weak ending make for a soft pick. I don‘t think it should have made the #ToB22 shortlist. I do think that of several books this year 🥴

#pop22 #OnomatopoeiaInTitle

Laughterhp Yeah, this one was a low pick for me as well. 1y
alisiakae I didn‘t even think to use this for the onomatopoeia prompt! I‘ll do that too, although All‘s Well just won out over The Echo Wife as my next #tobshortlist read 1y
Suet624 Smart idea for a story. Too bad it seems it didn‘t quite hit the mark. 1y
See All 32 Comments
squirrelbrain I agree - I enjoyed it but it just wasn‘t ‘enough‘ to make the shortlist. Love your pic! ❤️ 1y
BarbaraBB @4thhouseontheleft I was pretty pleased with myself for using this book for the onomatopoeia prompt 😉 1y
BarbaraBB @Suet624 No it didn‘t. It‘s definitely an entertaining read but the ToB? No… 1y
Cinfhen Awesome use of prompt challenge!!! I liked this book, wayyyy more than Klara but I agree, not best book to make the shortlist. Also gorgeous photo!!!!!! 1y
Megabooks That prompt 💯! I was just okay on this, too. Low pick for sure 👍🏻 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I think I liked Klara better. I am a bit annoyed by the ending of this one. 1y
BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @squirrelbrain @Megabooks too many low picks on this year‘s shortlist if you ask me 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
Megabooks Yes, I either loved them or they were just blah. Not many middle of the road. 1y
julesG Great picture. This book is on my #MountTBR. I don't understand what part of the title makes it onomatopoeic though, but I might be a bit nitpicky. Don't want to criticise, just curious. 1y
Ruthiella Let‘s see what the judge says...a few readers on Goodreads are noting that the author intended the book to reflect how young women are groomed by their abusers. But this isn‘t something I picked up on when reading it. (edited) 1y
BarbaraBB @julesG I thought (though am not sure, English is not my first language) that it‘s a word that‘s written the way it sounds? Well, the word echo echoed is echo… I was quite pleased with it but maybe I‘m interpreting it wrong 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella In her afterword the author emphasizes to stand up against domestic violence indeed. But I didn‘t pick that up while reading either. 1y
Cinfhen I think it works as onomatopoeia 😘😘and I was MORE annoyed by the ending of Klara. Regardless, I agree, too many meh or so-so books made the final 16! 1y
sarahbarnes Great review. I‘m definitely on the fence about reading this one. 1y
alisiakae @julesG @BarbaraBB @cinfhen well, echo is an onomatopoeia if you yell echo! 😂 But it also works for the mirror image on cover prompt. 1y
julesG Barbara, yes, you are right. I thought more along the lines of 1y
julesG @4thhouseontheleft I was way too far off thinking about stupid words you can yell in a canyon to get a slur as a reply than to actually realise "echo" was onomatopoeic. 1y
thebluestocking I agree with you in the ending of this one. I also just felt liked it pushed up against (and maybe past) my willingness to suspend disbelief that some of the shenanigans weren‘t discovered. 🤷‍♀️ 1y
Chelsea.Poole I finished this last week and just now getting to my review. I felt the same way you did 😊 1y
Sharpeipup I bailed in the middle and feel better knowing it has a week ending. Thank you for that! 1y
kwmg40 I agree with your assessment of the book, but I did really enjoy this one despite the flaws. 1y
BarbaraBB @thebluestocking @Chelsea.Poole @Sharpeipup I found it so improbable that someone who was living solely for science would throw that all away for someone who she despised in the first place. I could get over that because I liked the way their relationship developed but after that ending also being improbable I feel a bit let down! 1y
BarbaraBB @kwmg40 That is true, it certainly is enjoyable! 1y
Mindyrecycles I liked it but am surprised it‘s in the tourney, too. Not what I would consider literary. Interesting premise, though, and kept my attention. My husband read it, too, after I told him a little about it. That‘s never happened before with a tob contender! 1y
BarbaraBB @Mindyrecycles That‘s true, it kept my attention too. What did your husband think of it? 1y
Mindyrecycles He liked it but didn‘t love it. 1y
Readerann @BarbaraBB I totally agree about the start, middle, and weak end. 11mo
BarbaraBB @Readerann Do you think it was Tob worthy? 11mo
93 likes1 stack add32 comments
review
cariashley
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

This was an eerie, macabre read that I liked a lot. The tone was effectively clinical and arms length, which worked given the content. Best to not know a lot going in. I‘m not sure how far this will make it in #TOB22 but it‘s an interesting contender. Highly recommend the audiobook as the narrator is excellent. Book 5 of 18 down!

BarbaraBB Just started this one too. Your review is encouraging! 1y
50 likes3 stack adds1 comment
blurb
BarbaraBB
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

#WeeklyForecast 02/22

I am focusing on a first good month of #ReadingAfrica2022 and the #ToB22. Of course I hope to tick off some prompts of other challenges as well and so far that‘s been easy - as it always is at the start of the year. Happy reading!

Graywacke I struggled with The Shadow King on audio, but maybe it works better in text. Curious what you will think. 1y
BarbaraBB @Graywacke I am partly listening on audio too and agree it‘s difficult. I try to mix it a bit to keep track of what‘s happening. 1y
Megabooks I have the shadow king lined up for this year as well. 👍🏻 1y
See All 15 Comments
JillR Looking forward to hearing what you think about The Shadow King… 1y
BarbaraBB @JillR Have you read it? What did you think? 1y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Of course 👯‍♀️ 1y
JillR @barbarabb yes I read it last year, and will admit I struggled with it 1y
JennyM Have a good week 📚😘 (edited) 1y
Cinfhen I hope you like 1y
Cinfhen I bailed on Shadow King on audio last year @Graywacke im not sure why but it wasn‘t working for me 1y
BarbaraBB @JennyM Thank you Jenny 😘 1y
BarbaraBB @JillR you too? I hear that a lot. I will keep my expectations low. It‘s a difficult book for sure. 1y
vivastory I struggled with Shadow King, but I found it worth the effort in the end. I liked it. Didn't love it. 1y
CarolynM I downloaded a copy of The Echo Wife on impulse after reading a rave review from an author I like. I might give it a go this week too. 1y
BarbaraBB @CarolynM I‘m a few chapters in. It‘s entertaining 🤍 1y
73 likes15 comments
review
ClairesReads
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

The Echo Wife did not go where I expected it to but it was still a solid read. It‘s quite difficult to write a review without spoilers but I can say this novel goes from 0 to 100 in the space of about 25 pages and the drama doesn‘t let up from there. There‘s a whole lot of moral ambiguity, a bit of questionable narration, and heaps of action. It requires you to suspend your disbelief a little, but on this summer‘s day I was prepared to do that.

39 likes1 stack add
review
Victoriahoperose
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

This one really got me in the beginning with the twist of what was going on. The author did a good job of not revealing too much until she was ready and I was shocked. I really liked the story and I felt like it was a modern take on Stepford Wives in some way. It wasn‘t fully original in that sense, but I thought it came together and ended perfectly. Definitely a must read, in my opinion.

ClairesReads Just finished this too- didn‘t go where I was expecting either but really compelling anyway! 1y
Victoriahoperose @ClairesReads I agree. It was definitely different than what I thought, but I liked it a lot. Definitely didn‘t want to put this one down!! 1y
40 likes2 comments
blurb
Chelsea.Poole
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

Eeeppp!! My first #BookSpin (tagged) and #doublespin (tagged in comments)! And I‘m so excited. 🌀
Thanks @TheAromaofBooks for putting this together and for the tag! I‘m excited to get some of these books read that I‘ve been meaning to for a long time. Reading The Echo Wife for #ToB22 #tournamentofbooks

CaroPi I really enjoy the Echo Wife. Maybe one of my favorite books of 2021 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
75 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
thebluestocking
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

PSA for my #tob friends and anyone else who is interested! The Echo Wife is currently on sale for Kindle (at least in the US). #tob2022 #tob22

I listened to this on audio a few weeks ago. It has a super compelling premise (hint: the main character is developing a cloning technique for humans) and a permeating sense of dread.

Ruthiella Thanks for the tip! 1y
thebluestocking @Ruthiella I just saw that you read it. I think we had similar feelings about it. I wanted to see what happened and there were some interesting ideas, but it doesn‘t hold up to much scrutiny after the fact. 💙 1y
See All 7 Comments
mklong Thanks for the tip! I just got the audio book from the library so I‘ll be listening soon 1y
Megabooks This was fantastic! I read the audiobook as well. 1y
BkClubCare Thanks- I have it on hold at the library and hoping that timing works for my consumption rate 😂 1y
Cinfhen I loved this on audio!! Thanks for sharing 💕 1y
46 likes7 comments
review
squirrelbrain
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

Henry‘s first Litsy pose with a book; the first of many I‘m sure!

As for the book.... 😁This was a page-turner for sure. I liked that it felt near-future and rather plausible. I thought the ending was a bit weak. It‘s kind of middling in my own personal #ToBshortlist.

Sharpeipup Adorable! 1y
julesG 😍😍😍 I've been meaning to read the book. I'll have to put it on my #MountTBR 1y
Cathythoughts Oh Henry !! You are adorable 1y
See All 22 Comments
Cathythoughts I still havnt read this .. only 1 page 🙄 1y
Soubhiville I love him! I want puppy hugs! He‘s very handsome. 1y
AmyG Henry is a beautiful boy! 1y
BarbaraBB You have a pup! I didn‘t know! Welcome Henry 🐶 🤍 1y
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Sweet Henry is a great book model 🐾❤️ 1y
Megabooks What a handsome fellow! Middle of the road for me too. (edited) 1y
Mollyanna Henry is super cute! 🐶🥰 1y
JamieArc Oh my! So much cuteness 😍. Looking forward to many more of Henry‘s appearances! 1y
Tamra Cutie! I recognize that labby face! 😍 1y
DGRachel Henry is adorable! I can‘t wait to see him in more pictures! 1y
MicheleinPhilly I look forward to many more Henry poses in 2022! 😍 1y
Reggie What a handsome guy! 1y
Ruthiella Oh Henry! ❤️I found this title to be entertaining, but that‘s it. Still, I‘m stoked at the inclusion of a speculative/SFF title to the TOB. 1y
LeahBergen Henry!!! 🥰🥰 1y
Hooked_on_books Henry is a doll! I look forward to his ongoing book modeling. He‘s a natural! 1y
Itchyfeetreader Henry is a stunner - I hope you are keeping well? 1y
squirrelbrain I‘m good thanks Jo @Itchyfeetreader - hope you are too! 1y
BkClubCare Sweet Henry! Yes, more pup pics please 😁 13mo
87 likes22 comments
review
Ruthiella
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

A soft pick. I often have trouble with thrillers because the plotting can seem implausible. I kept turning the pages because I did genuinely want to know what would happen next, but there were a few things that made me go hmmm... I also found the signposting in this novel heavy handed. I don‘t see this making it past the first round of the #ToB2022.

My second finished book for #DashingDecember. 🥳

CarolynM That's often how I feel about thrillers too. 1y
Cinfhen Interesting….I think I liked this one because of the audio narration. I‘m not sure I would‘ve enjoyed it as much in print. 1y
Cathythoughts I have this book … but I find it‘s hard to get a good thriller ( & I love them when they are good 1y
See All 7 Comments
squirrelbrain I have this one on hold at the library - interesting that it‘s getting mixed reviews…. 1y
Megabooks I can see what you‘re saying. 💯 with @Cinfhen that the audiobook narration was great! 1y
BarbaraBB I feel exactly like you and @Cathythoughts and @CarolynM so I‘ll keep my expectations low. I did but my copy just today! 1y
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1y
51 likes7 comments
review
kwmg40
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

A clever and thought-provoking story from the #TournamentOfBooks shortlist. It starts with a scientist discovering that her husband has been having an affair with her clone, and it just gets weirder and scarier from there. #ToB22

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #HolidayHorrors #LittenListen #AVeryMerryReadathon #BookSpinBingo #DashingDecember
@StayCurious @PatchShank @aperfectmjk @TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

TheSpineView Fantastic! 📖📚 1y
BarbaraBB Looking forward to this one! 1y
LitStephanie Well, that sound intriguing! 1y
See All 6 Comments
TheAromaofBooks Sounds creepy!!! 1y
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
kwmg40 @TheSpineView @Andrew65 Thanks for stopping by!

@BarbaraBB I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of this one.

@LitStephanie The plot had a lot of surprises!

@TheAromaofBooks It was! Much darker than I'd expected.
1y
37 likes1 stack add6 comments
review
everfree7
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
Pickpick

I enjoyed this one.

review
rsteve388
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

#TOB22 #TOBReads #WinterGames 10 pts impulse read
The book had layers upon layers of.issues and twists and turns I didn't see coming, I thought it was thoroughly engrossing and it kept me.engaged. it brought up so many questions about ethics of cloning, identity, what makes us who we are? Issues of women wanting a career vs a family. Excellent read. Loved it. 5 ⭐

StayCurious great review 1y
30 likes1 comment
blurb
rsteve388
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

#WinterGames2021 #WinterGames

I am looking forward to reading some sci-fi this month.
I can't remember what team I am on, but I am looking forward to this last month of reading.

StayCurious You're on my team #TeamGameSleighers! 1y
23 likes1 comment
review
Megabooks
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

Send in the clones! This #ToBLonglist choice was a surprise hit. I‘m generally not a fan of domestic thrillers, but apparently if you add a sci fi element, I enjoy them a lot more!

This story of a woman, her clone, and their dead husband had just the right amount of tension and kept me guessing until the end. A contender for the shortlist imo. 👯‍♀️

Xe Sands‘ narration of the #audiobook is great.

Ruthiella I will definitely read it, even if it doesn‘t make the shortlist! I like thrillers but am often disappointed by implausible plotting. 1y
Megabooks @Ruthiella I think that‘s why I like the sci fi aspect. There‘s no way of knowing how you‘d react if your clone killed your husband. (Not a spoiler.) 1y
KathyWheeler I love Xe Sands; I‘ve listened to books before just because she was the narrator. 1y
See All 17 Comments
Well-ReadNeck I want this one to make the short list because I just want to read someone‘s analysis/ reaction. 1y
BarbaraBB Sounds great. And I agree with you @Well-ReadNeck. #stacked 1y
Cinfhen Fantastic review!!! Agree with everything you said!!! 1y
Cinfhen Love that opening #SendInTheClones 😂😂😂 1y
squirrelbrain I think I might have to use my next Audible credit on this one, as it‘s not available on Scribd or Libby over here yet. 1y
Cathythoughts Sounds like a good one Meg 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Megabooks @KathyWheeler she‘s excellent and can sway me to audio as well. 1y
Megabooks @Well-ReadNeck this would be a good one for analysis. 1y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks 😁😁😁 1y
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I was lucky my Libby had it. Interested to read what you think! 1y
Cathythoughts I just ordered it 👍🏻 1y
Megabooks @Cathythoughts eagerly awaiting your review! 1y
96 likes5 stack adds17 comments
review
Cinfhen
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

Hell yeah!! I REALLY enjoyed this twisty tale. Evelyn Caldwell is a geneticist who is hyper focused on her career, her husband Nathan wishes he could tweak her just a tiny bit. Parts Frankenstein/ parts Stepford Wives this book about AI cloning was a zillion times better than Klara & the Sun. Im so glad I discovered this gem on the #ToB22LongList I thought the audio narration was deadpan perfect for Evelyn‘s sterile personality. #Hoopla 🙌🏻🎧🧡

Cinfhen I‘d LOVE to see this book advance!!!!! 1y
Hooked_on_books Yes, I loved this book! So good! 1y
Cinfhen Yay!! It totally sucked me in @Hooked_on_books and although I‘m no scientist I found this book plausible enough 🤓 1y
See All 9 Comments
Bookgirl Great review - added! 1y
squirrelbrain Sounds great! This is one that I can‘t get hold of (for free!) yet…. 1y
Ruthiella Excellent! I will read it then, even if it doesn‘t make the shortlist! 👍 1y
Megabooks Cool! I think my library has this. I‘ll put it on my December TBR. 1y
Megabooks Just checked it out from the library. 👍🏻 1y
Cinfhen I liked it a lot @Megabooks @Ruthiella @squirrelbrain @Bookgirl hope you will too!!! I was SUPER disappointed with Klara but I have a feeling that book might cancel out this one☹️ 1y
84 likes6 stack adds9 comments
blurb
rachelsbrittain
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image

This is fine. This is normal. Totally not freaking out about being tweeted at by an author I adore.

Tripex 👏👏👏 1y
julesG 🎉😁 1y
Texreader That‘s so cool! 1y
56 likes3 comments
review
eeclayton
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

Great premise, lots of surprises, just the right amount of creepy, ethical dilemmas to think about. The book held my attention throughout in spite of the unlikeable main character, but I was somewhat disappointed by ending.

This was my #doublespin for November @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
14 likes1 stack add1 comment