The Younger Wife: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Rachel and Tully have good reasons reasons to be upset when their dad announces he is marrying his new girlfriend, Heather. For one, she's their age and not his, and for another, he's still technically married to their mom who is living with advanced dementia. But both girls want their dad to be happy. He was the perfect husband to their mom, and he will be a wonderful husband to Heather as well. As the wedding gets closer though, tensions begin to rise, secrets become uncovered, and memories long buried start to resurface. This book will keep you guessing and questioning everything and everyone.

— Benjie

April 2022 Indie Next List


“Mothers, daughters, wives, and friends, secrets kept and revealed. I'm still dissecting and remembering these relationships days after reading. Part psychological page turner, part family drama — lean back and wonder with me.”
— Veronica Berkey, Fables Books, Goshen, IN

Description


From the author of The Good Sister, the breakout New York Times bestseller and “stunningly clever thriller” (People), comes Sally Hepworth’s latest novel of domestic suspense about the tangled vines of family secrets.

"Smart, suspenseful, brimming with secrets. This is Sally Hepworth at her unputdownable best."––Kate Morton, New York Times Bestselling Author

THE HUSBAND
A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself.

THE DAUGHTERS
Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money.

THE FORMER WIFE
With their mother in a precarious position, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the
truth about their family’s secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is.

THE YOUNGER WIFE
Heather has secrets of her own. Will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses
in all of them?

More Praise for The Younger Wife:

"[An] appealing domestic suspense novel from bestseller Hepworth [with a] fast-moving plot. This often funny and affecting outing should win Hepworth new fans."––Publishers Weekly

"Completely compulsive. Sally Hepworth delivers with this stay-up-late one-more-chapter gem."––Jane Harper, New York Times Bestselling Author

"A warped tale [that] boasts Jane Harper’s multilayered characters and Liane Moriarty’s wealthy suburban world saturated with lies and deceit. With each domestic thriller, best-selling Hepworth shines brighter and draws in more readers."––Booklist

About the Author


Sally Hepworth has lived around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the United Kingdom and Canada. She is the author of The Secrets of Midwives, The Things We Keep, The Mother's Promise, The Family Next Door and The Mother-in-Law. Sally now lives in Melbourne with her husband, three children, and one adorable dog.

Praise For…


CNN.com's May Most Anticipated list

"Smart, suspenseful, brimming with secrets. This is Sally Hepworth at her unputdownable best." --Kate Morton, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Completely compulsive. Sally Hepworth delivers with this stay-up-late one-more-chapter gem." --Jane Harper, New York Times Bestselling Author

"A warped tale [that] boasts Jane Harper’s multilayered characters and Liane Moriarty’s wealthy suburban world saturated with lies and deceit. With each domestic thriller, best-selling Hepworth shines brighter and draws in more readers." --Booklist

"[An] appealing domestic suspense novel from bestseller Hepworth [with a] fast-moving plot. This often funny and affecting outing should win Hepworth new fans." --Publisher's Weekly

"Hepworth — author of “The Good Sister” and “The Family Next Door — deftly weaves a detailed family story into a fast-paced thriller." --The Washington Post

"So dysfunctional are Hepworth’s characters that they make the Sopranos resemble the Waltons...A rollicking good read that values plot and characterization equally, The Younger Wife incisively explores the causes of psychological disturbances hidden by well constructed façades." -- Free Lance-Star



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250229618
ISBN-10: 1250229618
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English