The Last Wife

The Last Wife book cover

A Novel
by Karen Hamilton

On Sale: July 7, 2020
Publisher: Graydon House
Print Lenght: 352 Pages

From the author of the international bestseller, The Perfect Girlfriend, comes The Last Wife, another breathless thriller, about a woman bound to her late friend’s family by a dying wish–a promise that eventually threatens her life as she discovers the dark secrets her friend was hiding.

Two women. A dying wish. And a web of lies that will bring their world crashing down.

Nina and Marie were best friends—until Nina was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Before she died, Nina asked Marie to fulfill her final wishes.

But her mistake was in thinking Marie was someone she could trust.

What Nina didn’t know was that Marie always wanted her beautiful life, and that Marie has an agenda of her own. She’ll do anything to get what she wants.

Marie thinks she can keep her promise to her friend’s family on her own terms. But what she doesn’t know is that Nina was hiding explosive secrets of her own…


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The Last Wife is a clever, addictive psychological thriller with a twisting, page-turning plot and a compelling and complicated central character…Fans of The Perfect Girlfriend will love this second book by Karen Hamilton’ Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl
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“[A] gripping thriller… Everybody has a nasty side, but that’s just one of the pleasures of this cunning whodunit. A devious plot is another. Hamilton knows how to keep the pages turning.”  —Publishers Weekly

“If there ever was a story about being careful what you wish for, this is it. A phenomenal read!” — Hannah Mary McKinnon, international bestselling author of Sister Dear
“I could not tear myself away as Marie claimed the life of her dead friend Nina with devastating consequences. This is a five-star, one-sitting read.” Fiona Cummins, bestselling author of Rattle

The Last Wife is a deliciously dark and gripping psychological thriller with a fascinating central character that will keep you hooked until the last page.” Olivia Kiernan, author of Too Close to Breathe

“What a twisty ride! You are going to love this book.” Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour

“Fast-moving and fun, with an obsessive, machiavellian, yet enjoyably self-aware narrator.”–The Observer
“Fans of The Perfect Girlfriend will love Hamilton’s latest, and The Last Wife is an utterly compelling, addictive read…it is the kind of book you finish in one sitting, with enough twists to keep you guessing until the final page.”–Press Association

A “twisted page-turner that should appeal to fans of You”.—Entertainment on The Perfect Girlfriend

“Funny, creepy, surprising, scary, and exhilarating.”—Publishers Weekly on The Perfect Girlfriend

“Original, surprising, and addictive all the way to the very last page.” -Kimberly Belle, bestselling author, on The Perfect Girlfriend

“A terrifying and addictive tale of misguided love and laser-focused revenge. I loved it!” -Kaira Rouda, USA TODAY bestselling author on The Perfect Girfriend
“A brilliant example of how to master voice, and a protagonist, Juliette, who is terrifying!” – Ali Land on The Perfect Girlfriend 

“So addictive it should come with a warning” – Alice Feeney, NYT bestselling author, on The Perfect Girlfriend

“One of the best twisted narrators I’ve ever read. Perfect indeed!” – C.J. Tudor on The Perfect Girlfriend

“I genuinely couldn’t put it down – Juliette is such a compelling character. Totally gripping and thrillingly different. I loved it” – Laura Marshall on The Perfect Girlfriend

“The perfect holiday read… Just watch out for the cabin crew!” – Holly Cave, author of The Memory Chamber, on The Perfect Girlfriend

“Beautifully written, a compulsive read. Compelling from start to finish” – Amanda Robson, author of Obsession, on The Perfect Girlfriend

“Grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go… Taut, funny and outrageous” – Isabel Costello, author of Paris Mon Amour, on The Perfect Girlfriend

“A dramatic and intense psychological read.”–Woman and Home




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