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  • Published: 17 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9781473560598
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

What His Wife Knew

The unputdownable and thrilling revenge mystery




The enthralling, page-turning new thriller from the internationally acclaimed author of Sticks and Stones.

'A totally engaging, brilliantly characterised read that had me hanging on every twist and turn. An absolute 5* cracker of a book' Gytha Lodge
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Beth Lomas thought she knew her late husband. But this one small word, written on the back of a discarded envelope and left on their kitchen table convinces the police that Oscar took his own life. As the police announce they are not seeking anyone else in connection with Oscar's death, Beth is convinced that there is more to the story.

As she sets out to discover what really happened, Beth uncovers shocking truths about the man she thought she knew better than anyone. In their small town it seems like every stone she turns hides an ugly secret and it's not long before her own dark past begins to rise to the surface.
What His Wife Knew is an enthralling, page-turning mystery concerned with what it means to love, and the importance of female friendship in the face of the darkest situations life can throw at us.

PRAISE FOR JO JAKEMAN:
'Impossible to predict with clever twists and gripping turns...There was no way I could put this book down once I started!' Nicola Moriarty
'This is a cracker of a thriller...you will absolutely be up way past your bedtime' Joanna Cannon
'You'll be gripped!' HEAT
'A twisty tale of gaslighting, revenge, and redemption that will be a hit with everyone who relishes an abuser getting his comeuppance' Booklist
'Reads like a darker Big Little Lies with all the female rage of Sharp Objects' bustle.com
'I raced through this dark, tightly-plotted and satisfying thriller. Loved it!' Roz Watkins, author of The Devil's Dice
'A twisty-turny thriller where it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something - right up to the chilling finale' Nikki Smith
'Dark and hugely gripping' Karen Hamilton

  • Published: 17 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9781473560598
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the author

Jo Jakeman

Jo Jakeman was the winner of the Friday Night Live 2016 competition at the York Festival of Writing. Born in Cyprus, she worked for many years in the City of London before moving to Derbyshire with her husband and twin boys. Safe House is her second novel, and Sticks and Stones was her debut thriller.Find out more at www.jojakeman.com.

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Praise for What His Wife Knew

I raced through this dark, tightly-plotted and satisfying thriller. Loved it!

Roz Watkins, author of The Devil's Dice

Taut, compelling, authentic, and with a superb crescendo of an ending. With its flawed but strong and relatable female characters, the book is a true page-turner. I loved the last line, which for me summed up the author's talent in cleverly mixing emotion with just the right amount of dark humour throughout. A great read. Loved it.

J.A. Corrigan

'A totally engaging, brilliantly characterised read that had me hanging on every twist and turn. An absolute 5* cracker of a book'

Gytha Lodge

Twisty, dark and hugely gripping

Karen Hamilton

Cleverly written, page-turning psychological thriller with an intriguing plot and excellent characterisation

Jenny Quintana

A twisty-turny thriller where it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something - right up to the chilling finale

Nikki Smith

Secrets, shocks and a marital mystery - darkly satisfying.

Rachel Edwards

Impossible to predict with clever twists and gripping turns, Jakeman took me on a thrilling journey at breakneck pace. There was no way I could put this book down once I started!

Nicola Moriarty

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