Book Comparisons

How To Be A Good Wife has been compared to…

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

The bestseller, soon to be released as a film starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.
Similarities: Unreliable narrator, 1st Person Narrative, explores mental illness and marriage

Fans of Before I Go To Sleep will love this chilling debut from Emma Chapman
– Grazia

The obvious comparisons have been made to `Before I Go To Sleep’ by SJ Watson, but I preferred HTBAGW – I found it more believable somehow and hence more scary
– Denise4891, Amazon Reviewer

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The phenomenal bestseller.
Similarities: Unreliable narrator, 1st Person Narrative about marriage

It’s one of those novels (think Gone Girl) with a big twist.
– Red Magazine

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

A classic part-memoir of mental illness, depression and women’s issues of the 1960s.
Similarities: Unreliable narrator, 1st Person Narrative, explores mental illness

As with Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, the narrator’s psychological torment contrasts disconcertingly with the detached language in which it is described.
– The Financial Times

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A feminist novella about the limitations of a woman’s role at the turn of the 20th century.
Similarities: Unreliable narrator, 1st Person Narrative, explores mental illness, marriage and feminism

Its claustrophobic, interior-driven narrative harks back to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s disturbing feminist classic The Yellow Wallpaper.
– The Guardian UK

The Killing TV Series

A television crime series set in Scandinavia
Similarities: Dark and claustrophobic, set in Scandinavia

Something of the hit TV drama The Killing pervades this absorbing and multi-layered debut novel.
– Daily Mail

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