Jo Jakeman

What His Wife Knew
  • What His Wife Knew

  • 'I raced through this dark, tightly-plotted and satisfying thriller. Loved it!'
    Roz Watkins, author of The Devil's Dice


    Beth Lomas thought she knew her late husband. But this one small word, written on the back of a discarded envelope and left on their kitchen table convinces the police that Oscar took his own life. As the police announce they are not seeking anyone else in connection with Oscar's death, Beth is convinced that there is more to the story.

    As she sets out to discover what really happened, Beth uncovers shocking truths about the man she thought she knew better than anyone. In their small town it seems like every stone she turns hides an ugly secret and it's not long before her own dark past begins to rise to the surface.

    What His Wife Knew is an enthralling, page-turning mystery concerned with what it means to love, and the importance of female friendship in the face of the darkest situations life can throw at us.


    'You'll be gripped!' HEAT
    'A twisty tale of gaslighting, revenge, and redemption that will be a hit with everyone who relishes an abuser getting his comeuppance' Booklist
    'Reads like a darker Big Little Lies with all the female rage of Sharp Objects'

Jo Jakeman is the internationally acclaimed author of Sticks and Stones (published as The Ex's Revenge in the US/Canada), Safe House and What His Wife Knew. Before becoming a thriller writer, she worked for many years in the City of London before moving to Cornwall with her husband and twin boys. Find out more at

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