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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.
‘A twisting-turning tale led by a compelling and surprising central character, The Last Wife is a beautifully written exploration of longing, loyalty and mistrust. I could never have predicted the ending; readers will be captivated until the final page.’ – Charlotte Duckworth, author of The Rival
‘The Last Wife is a clever, addictive psychological thriller with a twisting page-turning plot and a compelling and complicated central character. Excellent writing and an uneasy feeling of not knowing what is true and what is not. Fans of The Perfect Girlfriend will love this second book by Karen Hamilton.’ – Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl
‘What a twisty ride! You are going to love this book.’ – Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour
'Karen Hamilton has a rare gift for character quite unlike other writers. She possesses an uncanny ability to get beneath the skin of damaged, fragile and obsessive women in a way that is utterly compelling. In The Last Wife, she uses this talent to great effect. 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
‘The Last Wife is a deliciously dark and gripping psychological thriller with a fascinating central character that will keep you hooked until the last page.’ – Olivia Kiernan, author of Too Close to Breathe