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  • Published: 5 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473571778
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download

The Second Wife

She's part of the family now. For better - and for worse . . . In this dark, menacing thriller, Rebecca Fleet shows us a suspenseful, twisty yet emotionally devastating portrait of a family in turmoil.

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Everyone brings baggage to a new relationship.

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’s determined to build a happy family.

But his new-found 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.

Alex is faced with an impossible choice: to believe his wife or his daughter? And as Natalie’s story unravels, Alex realises 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 . . .

Praise for Rebecca Fleet:

‘This is very much a heart-thumping, read-in-one-sitting story, and absolutely delivers on its smart and original hook’ Heat

‘A fantastic thriller – dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it.’ Lee Child

‘An enthralling thriller that lives up to its chilling premise.’ Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer

'Dark, smart, sexy, gripping, totally brilliant.’ Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said

© Rebecca Fleet 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

  • Published: 5 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473571778
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download

About the author

Rebecca Fleet

Rebecca Fleet lives in London and works in Windsor. Her debut thriller, The House Swap, was published in 2018 to great acclaim. The Second Wife is her eagerly anticipated second thriller.

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Praise for The Second Wife

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, author of THE OTHER WOMAN

A mesmerising, beautifully-written domestic thriller that really stands out from the crowd. I flew through it.

Mark Edwards, author of FOLLOW YOU HOME

Engrossing, original and hugely enjoyable.

Emma Curtis, author of THE NIGHT YOU LEFT

A fabulous read.

Woman & Home

A menacing new thriller . . . Expect to be gripped!

That's Life!

A domestic noir to race through.

Sunday Mirror

Enjoyably twisty.


A tense and suspenseful domestic thriller . . . will linger with you long after you finish the final page.


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