Vanessa Walters

The Lagos Wife

The Lagos Wife


'I was hooked right through to the shocking end' BERNARDINE EVARISTO

'An excellent read' GUARDIAN

'Big Little Lies
meets The White Lotus' GOOD MORNING AMERICA

'Beautifully written, immersive, thought-provoking' MARIAN KEYES

'A gripping mystery, a portrait of an exhilarating but perilous city and a nuanced examination of clashing cultures' FINANCIAL TIMES


'A shimmering success' DIANA EVANS


Nicole Oruwari has the perfect life: a handsome husband, a palatial house in the heart of Lagos and a glamorous group of friends. She left London and a troubled family past behind to become part of a community of expat wives.

But when Nicole disappears without a trace after a boat trip, the cracks in her so-called perfect life start to show. As the investigation turns up nothing but dead ends, her aunt Claudine flies to Nigeria to take matters into her own hands. As she digs into her niece's life, she uncovers a hidden truth. But the more she finds out about Nicole, the more Claudine's own buried history threatens to come to light.

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