The Last Wife

The Last Wife : The Thriller You've Been Waiting For

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Who would YOU trust to carry out your final wish?

'Such a twisty ride! You are going to love this' Lesley Kara, bestselling author of THE RUMOUR

Two women. A dying wish. And a web of lies that will bring their world crashing down...

Nina and Marie were best friends-until Nina was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Before she died, Nina asked Marie to fulfill her final wishes.

But her mistake was in thinking Marie was someone she could trust.

What Nina didn't know was that Marie always wanted her beautiful life, and that Marie has an agenda of her own. She'll do anything to get what she wants.

Marie thinks she can keep her promise to her friend's family on her own terms. But what she doesn't know is that Nina was hiding explosive secrets of her own...

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

Praise for THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND:

'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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 34mm | 480g
  • Wildfire
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781472244369
  • 2,537,596

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A wonderfully twisted female protagonist
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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 *
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About Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. Karen is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy and, having now put down roots in Hampshire to raise her young family with her husband, she satisfies her wanderlust by exploring the world through her writing. Karen's first novel, The Perfect Girlfriend, was a Sunday Times bestseller, followed by The Last Wife. The Ex-Husband is her latest novel.
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4,502 ratings
3.07 out of 5 stars
5 7% (327)
4 24% (1,081)
3 42% (1,909)
2 21% (943)
1 5% (242)
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