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THE BRILLIANT NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND

How far would you go to fulfil a promise to your oldest friend?

Nina, in the final days of her illness, asks her best friend Marie to look after her family when she’s gone. And Marie does everything she can to step into Nina’s shoes after her friend’s tragic death. She tries to do the best by Nina, tries to be there for Nina’s young children, tries to support Nina’s grieving husband, tries to keep their lives on track despite their terrible loss.

But when Marie discovers a dark secret that Nina had kept concealed, she is forced to confront the past, and those shared secrets come back to haunt her too.

Tense, heart-breaking and utterly gripping, The Last Wife explores the real nature of love and friendship – and just how fragile every relationship can be in the face of the secrets we hide from each other.

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Reviews

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
Such a twisty ride! You are going to love this
Lesley Kara, bestselling author of THE RUMOUR
Karen Hamilton has a rare gift for character quite unlike other writers. She gets beneath the skin of damaged, fragile and obsessive women in a way that is utterly compelling. I could not tear myself away as Marie claimed the life of her dead friend Nina with devastating consequences. This is a five-star, one-sitting read
Fiona Cummins, bestselling author of RATTLE
A wonderfully twisted female protagonist
C.J. Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN
This dramatic psychological thriller makes you want to carry on reading
Woman
An addictive domestic thriller that will keep you guessing to the end
Peterborough Telegraph
A dramatic and intense psychological read
Woman&Home