Emma J. Chapman's haunting literary debut has won an abundance of favorable reviews from critics and fellow authors alike. How to Be a Good Wife tells the story of Marta, who through her long marriage to Hector has followed all the advice in the dog-eared manual Hector's mother gave her. But her world is beginning to come apart. Marta is finding it harder and harder to remember life before Hector, and as her thoughts become more and more disjointed, she begins to see a blonde girl in the darkness - and knows that something is coming for her.
"not what i expected"
I know what my husband would say: that I have too much time on my hands; that I need to keep myself busy. That I need to take my medication. Empty nest syndrome, he tells his friends at the pub, his mother. He's always said I have a vivid imagination. Marta and Hector have been married for a long time – so long that she finds it difficult to remember her life before him. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife.