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The Wife and the Widow

Christian White

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Affirm Press
01 May 2020
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Abbey's Double Rewards; Crime Chronicle - Modern Crime; Australian Crime Fiction
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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?

Praise for THE NOWHERE CHILD:

'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 'An exciting page-turning thriller with mechanisms that are all but invisible, and pace that is perfectly calibrated.' Louise Swinn, The Australian 'Jaw-dropping ... one of the best twists I've ever read.' Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast

By:   Christian White
Imprint:   Affirm Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   350g
ISBN:   9781925972757
ISBN 10:   1925972755
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   01 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. The Nowhere Child is his first book and one of Australia's bestselling debut novels ever. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Since publication The Nowhere Child has been shortlisted for major awards including the Australian Book Industry Awards' General Fiction Book of the Year and Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, and the Indie Book Awards' Debut Fiction Book of the Year. Rights to The Nowhere Child have been sold in 17 international territories, and has been acquired for a major screen deal. Clickbait, a television series Christian co-created with Tony Ayres (The Slap) is currently in production for Netflix. Christian's keenly awaited second book, The Wife and the Widow, was published by Affirm Press in 2019 and became an instant bestseller.

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