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The Woman in Cabin 10 meets Catch Me If You Can in this gripping new thriller from bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend Karen Hamilton.

A con-artist finds the roles are reversed when her former victim seeks revenge…

Charlotte Wilson didn’t choose a life of crime. It chose her. Once introduced to the world of wealthy clients and easy money by her ex-husband on board cruise ships, Charlotte was hooked. However, complacency and greed led to a slip-up with devastating consequences. Her ex winds up dead and Charlotte is threatened with exposure.

Attending a wedding party onboard another luxury cruise liner gives Charlotte the perfect guise to return to the scene of her original crimes on a Caribbean island, in order to retrieve hidden evidence. However, trapped out at sea, Charlotte realises that the person threatening her must also be on board. But who? A friend? Charlotte’s current lover? Or maybe even her ex-husband’s fiancée?

Upon discovering the link between a past victim and her current tormentor, a horrified Charlotte finds the roles reversed – because it turns out that it really does take one to know one – unless she can pull off her biggest con yet by persuading them of her innocence.


‘Let this supremely enjoyable thriller whisk you up, up and away. Buckle your seatbelts, you’re in for a very bumpy ride…’ Sunday Mirror

‘This debut novel is written with a gleeful zeal . . . Juliette is such a memorable, grippingly unpredictable character’ Daily Express

“Be prepared to put your life on hold for The Perfect Girlfriend” Good Housekeeping

Praise for THE LAST WIFE:

‘Taut and tense from the first page to the closing paragraphs – a touching tale that really hit home’ Sun

‘Fast-moving and fun, with an obsessive, Machiavellian, yet enjoyably self-aware narrator’ Observer

‘If you enjoyed The Perfect Girlfriend you’ll love The Last Wife – another fabulously dark central character with a great twisty plot’ Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange