‘Commercial fiction rarely comes better than this . . . A haunting crime psychodrama pulling all the right strings.’ The Bookseller
From the bestselling author of The Greenway, nominated for CWA’s John Creasey Award.
Originally published as Bird.
Marcie never wanted to feel this way about her grandfather. Uneasy, resentful, afraid.
She’s always been his favourite, his Bird — the helpless little thing who stole his heart at birth.
Now he is dying and Marcie can’t stand to be around him.
Day and night, he raves of Rebekkah, a raven-haired beauty who never leaves his side.
She is not his wife.
She is not the mother of his children.
She is not to be silenced.
Is she a fragment of a dying man’s fevered imagination? Or something more?
Marcie vows to help her grandfather pull the truth from his nightmares. But the deeper she digs the more she regrets her promise.
Is she ready for the killer secret she’s about to expose?
Fans of Eve Chase, C. D. Major, Celeste Ng, Alex North, Ruth Ware, Bridget Collins, Jessie Burton, Mark Edwards and Stephen King will devour this unforgettable tale of family secrets dragged to light.
PRAISE FOR THE OTHER WOMAN
‘Jane Adams’ first two novels promised a major talent in the making. The Other Woman amply fulfils that promise with assurance and style.’ Val McDermid, bestselling author of Still Life
‘The single word to describe Adams’ writing is atmospheric . . . she creates interesting, fully dimensional characters.’ L.J.
‘Wow! Randomly picked from my bookcase . . . this was an easy read with a great plot and characters I could hardly put down. I can’t recommend this enough.’ Lisa
‘Complex story of a family with many dark secrets. A compelling read which I found hard to put down and didn’t want to end.’ Windy
‘Surprising and memorable. When Jane Adams writes of crimes from the past, you turn on the lights!’ Sophia
ALSO BY JANE ADAMS
MERROW & CLARKE
Book 1: SAFE
DETECTIVE MIKE CROFT SERIES
Book 1: THE GREENWAY
Book 2: THE SECRETS
Book 3: THEIR FINAL MOMENTS
Book 4: THE LIAR
DETECTIVE RAY FLOWERS SERIES
Book 1: THE APOTHECARY’S DAUGHTER
Book 2: THE UNWILLING SON
Book 3: THE DROWNING MEN
Book 4: THE SISTER’S TWIN
DETECTIVE ROZLYN PRIEST
Book 1: BURY ME DEEP