W.B.’s Book Report: The Echo Wife

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey tackles a lot of the questions raised by the idea of cloning — Is a clone human? If you could make a near-exact duplicate of a person, would you and should you? And oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

Evelyn Caldwell is a bristly researcher whom we meet as she is being presented with a prestigious award for her ground-breaking work with creating copies of human beings, while also coping with the aftermath of martial breakup. Husband Nathan has taken up with another woman who happens to be, well …

I never know how far to go in revealing an author’s surprises. Evelyn has to negotiate quite a handful of surprises in this novel, some we might have seen coming, and others not so much. Gailey earns every surprise in this solid science-fiction thriller.

The audio performance by Xe Sands is outstanding. The narrator adds another layer to the emotion of the story. 

Highly recommended!

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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