Sarah Gailey is already well-known for their interesting genre-mash-ups: the weird-west novellas published by Tor.com (the American Hippo duology and Upright Women Wanted), and the urban fantasy-noir-mystery novel Magic for Liars. Populated with interesting and engaging characters, intriguing twists on genre staples, and well-written, I’ve enjoyed everything of theirs that I’ve read so far (although, I’ve fallen a bit behind on my reviews…).
In February, Tor Books is due to publish the author’s next genre-straddling novel, The Echo Wife. This novel, which is pitched as “perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and Killing Eve” has a little bit of sci-fi thrown in as well, and I think it sounds fascinating:
Evelyn Caldwell’s husband Nathan has been having an affair — with Evelyn Caldwell.
Or, to be exact, with Martine, a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn’s own award-winning research.
But that wasn’t even the worst part.
When they said all happy families are alike, I don’t think this is what they meant…