Jo Jakeman

What His Wife Knew

What His Wife Knew

The unputdownable and thrilling revenge mystery


'A totally engaging, brilliantly characterised read that had me hanging on every twist and turn. An absolute 5* cracker of a book' Gytha Lodge


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.

'Impossible to predict with clever twists and gripping turns...There was no way I could put this book down once I started!' Nicola Moriarty
'This is a cracker of a will absolutely be up way past your bedtime' Joanna Cannon
'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'
'I raced through this dark, tightly-plotted and satisfying thriller. Loved it!' Roz Watkins, author of The Devil's Dice
'A twisty-turny thriller where it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something - right up to the chilling finale' Nikki Smith
'Dark and hugely gripping' Karen Hamilton

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