Freya Berry is twenty-nine, studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and worked for several years as a financial and political journalist at Reuters and then the Daily Mail. Freya splits her time between London and the Welsh coast. The Dictator's Wife is her debut novel, inspired by the close observation of the wives of some of the world's most powerful leaders.
A gripping, intelligent, utterly-of-the-moment thriller -- EMMA STONEX, bestselling author of The Lamplighters A remarkable new talent -- ANTHONY HOROWITZ, bestselling author of A Line to Kill This book is magnificent -- CHARLOTTE PHILBY, bestselling author of A Double Life A captivating story of women's power, love and secrets. As timely and profound as it is unforgettable. The ending left me breathless -- LARA PRESCOTT, New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept A gripping and moving debut from a talent to watch -- HARLAN COBEN A fascinating exploration of absolute power, female agency and the complexities of complicity. Atmospheric, claustrophobic and so elegantly written -- ELLERY LLOYD A darkly atmospheric, rich, compulsive and page-turning read -- KATE HAMER One of the most original debuts I have read -- DAISY GOODWIN Excellent. Horrifying and immersive with strong characterisation and atmosphere -- HARRIET TYCE Engrossing, evocative, chillingly claustrophobic. Wonderfully written -- KAREN HAMILTON A thrilling novel -- OLIVIA VINALL