An unnerving story about a woman who loses her sanity


Marta has spent many years cooking and cleaning for her family like a dutiful wife, even swallowing the little pink pill her husband gives her to “keep calm.” But when her son moves out, she stops taking her medication and starts having hallucinations that reveal flashes about her past that are incredibly vivid — and terrifying. Is it real, or a trick of her mind?

How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman, $29. Available at and