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The Second Wife: A Novel (Hardcover)
She’s part of the family now. For better—and for worse . . .
When Alex met Natalie she changed his life. After the tragic death of his first wife, which left him a single parent to teenage daughter Jade, he was desperate to leave the pain of his past behind.
But his newfound happiness is shattered when the family home is gutted by fire and his loyalties are unexpectedly tested. Jade insists she saw a man in the house on the night of the fire; Natalie denies any knowledge of such an intruder.
One of them must be lying, but Alex is faced with an impossible choice: to believe his wife or his daughter. As Natalie’s story unravels, Alex realizes that his wife has a past he had no idea about, a past that might yet catch up with her.
But this time, the past could be deadly . . .
About the Author
Rebecca Fleet was educated at Oxford and works in brand strategy. She lives in London. The House Swap was her US debut; The Second Wife is her second domestic thriller.
Praise for The Second Wife:
“This tale of deceit, obsession, and betrayal should win Fleet new fans.”
“Beautifully written and well-crafted, the characters of Natalie, Rachel, Sadie and Alex stayed with me long after I finished reading and I resented anything that stopped me from getting back to them. I read it in two days, though I would have read it in one if I could!”
—Sandie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman
“Compelling and well plotted.”
—The Observer (London)
Praise for The House Swap:
“[A] delightful work of domestic noir.”
—The Washington Post
“[The House Swap] will keep [readers] turning the pages as the satisfying twists unfold.”
“A fantastic thriller—dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it.”
—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Line
“An engrossing tale of sexual obsession, secrets and lies . . . Chilling.”
—Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
“So engrossing that I forgot to turn off the bath taps. Nearly caused a flood.”
—Jane Corry, national bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife
“An enthralling thriller that lives up to its chilling premise.”
—Renée Knight, author of Disclaimer
“I read The House Swap in one breathless sitting. Dark, smart, sexy, gripping, totally brilliant.”
—Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
“Fleet has created a perfectly contained cast of credible characters in a story so intriguing that you will be guessing right up to the last page.”
—Liz Nugent, author of Unraveling Oliver