February 15, 2021

The Echo Wife

The Echo WifeThe Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
Published by Tor on February 16, 2021
Genres: Science fiction
Pages: 256
Format: ARC
Goodreads
four-half-stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About The Echo Wife

Evelyn is an award-winning scientist at the pinnacle of her career whose work involves clones. She’s also divorced. Her once-loving husband wanted a family, a softer, more agreeable wife. He had an affair and left Evelyn but not just for any woman. He created a clone of Evelyn – a softer, more agreeable Evelyn – ready to be the perfect mother and homemaker, just as he desired and created.

The tension goes through the roof when the clone calls Evelyn begging for her help. And they both embark on a course of action that binds them together and irreparably change their lives.

My thoughts about The Echo Wife

A biting look at the choices women face trying to balance societal demands and expectations with their own desires and needs. With a side trip examining the ethics of clones and how they might be used.

Sharp, twisty, and brilliant. A total page-turner!

Your thoughts

If you could, would you clone yourself? Clones have been a SF trope for decades. Clones raised as do-overs or replacements. Or clones grown to be used for parts. Lots of ethical concerns for sure. I’m not sure what I would do if I could have a clone. Tell me what you think in the comments below.

In conclusion

Thank you to Netgalley and Tor Books for the ARC.

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About Sarah Gailey

Hugo award winner, bestselling author, nuisance. Repped by @dongwon
They/them. Pure rascality.

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