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The Wife and the Widow by Christian White author of The Nowhere Child

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24 September 2019
RRP: $32.99
ISBN: 9781925712858
Paperback, 384 pages
234 x 153mm
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The Wife and the Widow

by Christian White

Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction 2020

Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and the Widow is a mystery/thriller told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her dead husband’s secret life; and Abby, an island local whose world is turned upside down when she’s forced to confront the evidence that her husband is a murderer. But nothing on this island is quite as it seems, and only when these women come together can they discover the whole story about the men in their lives.

Brilliant and beguiling, The Wife and the Widow takes you to a cliff edge and asks the question: how well do we really know the people we love?

The Nowhere Child by Christian White

Praise for Christian White’s #1 Bestselling Debut,
The Nowhere Child

‘A nervy, soulful, genuinely surprising it-could-happen-to-you thriller — a book to make you peer over your shoulder for days afterwards.’ A.J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

‘Hugely entertaining … a multifaceted, unsettling debut.’ The Age

‘[White] is a born storyteller, one who seems to instinctively understand the weave off a proper yarn, and The Nowhere Child is tight, gripping and impressive in all the right places.’ The Saturday Paper

‘[White’s] control of the structure of the novel is impressive throughout … He should be emboldened to undertake that notoriously hard task: the second novel.’ The Australian

PRAISE for The Wife and the Widow

‘White is a master of the art of misdirection … he writes like a dream. The Wife and the Widow is one of the most original crime novels of the year and White is clearly a rising international star. Prepare to be dazzled.’
The Age

‘[Christian White] is the king of the twist, he’s becoming famous for it. I loved it even more than The Nowhere Child
Angela Bishop, Studio 10

‘Jaw-dropping … one of the best twists I’ve ever read.’
Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast

‘The Wife