August 5, 2009
August 5, 2009
Rural Wisconsin, 1907. In the bitter cold, wealthy businessman Ralph Truitt stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who has answered his advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, but her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, then slowly poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on is that Truitt has a plan of his own for his new wife. (Bestseller)
It's the early years of the 20th-century, and troubled young Midwestern girl Catherine Land has learned to fend for herself using a combination of craftiness, sex appeal, and a dim view on conventional morality. So when she sees an advertisement by a wealthy businessman looking for "a reliable wife" she sets off with the intention of marrying him--and then slowly poisoning him with arsenic. However, as their twisted marriage progresses, Catherine and her new husband find their relationship changing in strange and unexpected ways. Robert Goolrick's dark debut novel takes its devilish premise and then spins it out into a satisfyingly complex emotional pattern.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Love + Relationships + Sex, Medicine + Health
- Edition: Large Print
- Language: English
- Author: Robert Goolrick
- Online Item #: 12008553
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-5820
- ISBN: 9781410417381
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported