'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about The First Wife? 'This is a must read. Truly outstanding as always.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'A real page turner that kept me guessing throughout.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'Spindler fans should relish this latest release, as should anybody looking for a first class thriller!' Amazon reviewer, 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. Despite the ten-year age gap and the differences in their backgrounds, Bailey was meant to be with Logan - she's sure of it. It's natural that they should marry as soon as they can. But when Logan brings Bailey home to his magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. She can't ignore the rumours about what happened to Logan's first wife and then when a local woman goes missing, all signs point to her husband. Has Bailey made a terrible mistake trusting Logan? What happened to his first wife? Suddenly Bailey is facing an impossible decision: should she believe what everyone is saying, or should she bet her life on the man she loves, but hardly knows? Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image
I moved closer to the little girl, afraid that our voices would be caught by the monitor. ‘What happened to you, Lucy? Can you tell me?’ When Sophie’s life falls apart, she accepts an invitation from a childhood friend, Caroline, to visit her family’s beautiful beach house, situated at the mouth of an isolated cove, miles from the nearest town. The silence is broken only by the rhythmic crash of the waves against the jagged black rocks below. But when Sophie arrives, she finds her friend much changed. Caroline – who used to be so warm and confident – is secretive and on-edge, spending long, unexplained hours away from her family. And then there’s Caroline’s little daughter Lucy – who stopped speaking soon after they moved in. Caroline assures Sophie that it’s only a phase, but Sophie thinks Lucy looks a little uncared for, a little afraid… Then one night Sophie is woken by a scream and runs to find Lucy, out of bed and at the attic window, staring in terror at the view below. When Sophie goes to look, her blood runs cold… What secrets hide behind closed doors in this isolated house by the sea? A compelling domestic drama from the USA Today bestselling author of Gracie’s Secret. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door. What readers are saying about Jill Childs: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Left me speechless… Don't hesitate, just read this. Immediately.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘An absolutely brilliant emotional roller-coaster of a novel, beautifully written…. The final chapters were so touching I was close to tears and I didn’t want it to end… it will stay in my thoughts for a long time.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This book was so amazing. It was thought-provoking and wonderfully well-written… I will spend many days thinking about this book… so good!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I love Jill Childs’ books and this one might be my favorite. I couldn't put it down… I read it in less than 24 hours.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘What an amazing read. This was a brilliant fast-paced domestic drama!… I LOVED the first page until the last… the ending blew me to pieces.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This was truly an amazing drama. The storyline flowed, the characters were engaging and I could barely tear myself away from this book. Highly recommended! Very emotional, too.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Jill Childs is a good storyteller and she also writes beautifully... A great story – read over 24 hours. Recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A wild ride that you do not want to miss… a thrilling read!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This book is a must read this year.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Wow. what a great book. Held my attention from the first page to the very last page. I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day.’ Goodreads reviewer
After twenty years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double--or rather, a quintuple--life. Tony, a senior police officer in Maputo, has apparently been supporting four other families for many years. Rami remains calm in the face of her husband's duplicity and plots to make an honest man out of him. After Tony is forced to marry the four other women--as well as an additional lover--according to polygamist custom, the rival lovers join together to declare their voices and demand their rights. In this brilliantly funny and feverishly scathing critique, a major work from Mozambique's first published female novelist, Paulina Chiziane explores her country's traditional culture, its values and hypocrisy, and the subjection of women the world over. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jane's rule about marriage: if at first you don't succeed, don't try again A bigamist ex-husband, an anonymous stalker, a murder inquiry. Magazine editor Jane Hamilton is not having a good month. But with the support of her best friend, Brad Manchester, she's coping—until they become lovers and Brad complicates things even more by proposing marriage. Brad understands Jane's fears, but he's ready for a wife and family, ready to move forward. Especially when he finds out she's pregnant with his child.
For readers of Olivia Goldsmith and Mary Jane Clark comes a dramatic - and sensational - new thriller with twists and turns at every corner and a chilling shock-surprise of an ending. Jane Warren swore she'd never marry again. Sure, age isn't a problem. Neither are her looks. Heaven knows that plenty of perfectly respectable men would consider themselves lucky to end up with someone like her. Then again, the last perfectly respectable man to end up with her - her ex-husband - ended their marriage, not to mention Jane's belief in happy endings... But she just can't muster the cynicism to resist William Andrews - a dashing, debonair widower with two children of his own. Soon, Jane's doing what she swore she'd never do: Marching down the aisle, promising to have, hold, serve, and protect, 'til death do them part. But why does Andrew seem so obsessed with his dead wife? And why do the children seem to hate Jane so passionately? As Jane struggles to understand the nature of the powerful hold Andrews's first wife still exerts over the husband and children she left behind, her day-to-day life grows increasingly more dangerous. During a family outing, she is suddenly thrown violently from her horse. Had someone deliberately spooked the horse? As she takes a midnight swim, the mechanical dome over the pool closes on her. Did it short circuit, or was it sabotage? Are these just coincidences, or are the stakes and risks getting higher the closer Jane gets to the truth? Someone would clearly like to see her follow the first Mrs. Andrews to the grave. Why? In a thriller that moves from New York to Paris to the Caribbean, a plot filled with relentless suspense, and a witty and intelligent heroine worth cheering for, this latest from Diana Diamond is her best yet, an unputdownable romance of deadly proportions.
What if the man you love isn't the man you think he is? Escape to Barcelona with this tense, unputdownable novel from Emily Barr with shades of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. Perfect for fans of Rosamund Lupton and Sophie Hannah. 'We can't praise Emily Barr's novels enough; they're fresh, original and hugely readable' - Glamour Lily, a young woman left alone in the world on the death of her grandparents, finds purpose when she befriends Harry Summers, a grieving widower, whose wife Sarah recently took her own life in Barcelona. The pair fall in love and Lily finally finds the security she has never had. But Lily's life takes a darker turn when she realises there may be more to Sarah's death than meets the eye. Anxious to find the truth before she marries her beloved Harry, Lily sets off to Barcelona in search of answers. What she discovers is more shocking than she could ever have imagined... What readers are saying about The First Wife: 'I recommend this to anyone who loves a twist in the tale' 'A very believable story that grips you from the very first page and keeps its hooks in you right to the end' 'The First Wife is modern, with a really strong sense of location and a very dark core. Gripping and moving in equal measure - highly recommended'
The Los Angeles Times–bestselling author of Helen of Pasadena offers a “charmingly funny and effortless read” about new love, new life, and Shakespeare (Library Journal, starred review). English professor Elizabeth Lancaster is living her perfectly orchestrated, perfectly dull life when action star FX Fahey—her college boyfriend and one-time philandering husband—shows up with a job offer she can’t resist. In order to snag some positive buzz for his upcoming flick, the studio wants FX to gain some serious acting cred. That means taking a part in an avant-garde version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. And it’s up to Elizabeth to make sure FX doesn’t humiliate himself. But the job gets complicated when Elizabeth meets a man who may actually be a good guy. Suddenly she’s learning to let go of the past and go after the life that she truly wants for herself . . . As she did so wonderfully with her first novel, Helen of Pasadena—which spent more than a year on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list—Lian Dolan spins a lively, smart, and very funny tale of a woman reinventing her life in unexpected ways.
It's 1989 in Lagos. Political hysteria and social change are sweeping Nigeria. Chief Adeyemi's wife Toyin is turning 40 and, behind the mansion walls, the household is preparing for her party. But there are other distractions. Their troublesome sons, returning from college, are more interested in seduction and starting revolutions than their parents' disintegrating marriage. Meanwhile Helen, the ambitious house girl, is waiting for her chance... Iya-Ile was in production at the Soho Theatre, London in Spring 2009.
Containing, the Secret History of the Court of France, for Seventeen Years, Viz. from 1565 to 1582, During the Reigns of Charles IX, and Henry III, Including a Full Account of the Massacre of the Protestants on St. Bartholomew's Day
Author: Queen Marguerite (consort of Henry IV, King of France)