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Tess Stimson - Author

About the Author

Tess Stimson is the author of eight novels and two non-fiction books, and writes regularly for the Daily Mail as well as for several women’s magazines. Born and brought up in Sussex, she graduated from Oxford before spending a number of years as a news producer with ITN. She now lives in Vermont with her American husband, their daughter and her two sons.

Featured books by Tess Stimson

An Open Marriage

An Open Marriage

Author: Tess Stimson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

When you abandon the rules, can you ever go back? Mia Allen has never quite adjusted to living in England. She misses her friends in the States and feels restrained by small-town family life near Oxford. Her husband Kit, on the other hand, loves the sense of community here and his job as a school teacher in a private school. Like Mia, Kit's boss Charlie is also looking for more excitement in her life. Her marriage to emotionally-distant Rob has left her frustrated and yearning for more. So when she and Rob are invited to dinner with Mia and Kit, she jumps at the chance to make new friends. One evening, the increasing attraction between all of them moves up a notch, and it's not long before the seductive highs of these new friendships lead to desperate lows. Can any of their relationships survive this unconventional arrangement?

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The Wife Who Ran Away

The Wife Who Ran Away

Author: Tess Stimson Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2012

Kate Forrest is invisible.  Ned, the husband she adores, doesn't seem to know she's alive, and her two charming children have grown into stroppy adolescents. Her boss is suddenly shunting her towards career Siberia, and her demanding mother is never off the phone...

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Other books by Tess Stimson

The Mother

The Mother

Author: Tess Stimson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

'Dark. Twisty. Addictive. I couldn't put it down' LISA JEWELL She loves her family. She'd never let anything happen to them . . . Would she? On the outside, Maddie is a happy young mother with a new baby. But on the inside, she's afraid. Afraid that her marriage to Lucas isn't what she thought. Afraid that she's having mysterious blackouts where her memories should be. But how can she ask for help when something terrible is done to her family? Who can she turn to, who can she trust? And how does she know it wasn't her? Full of twists and turns, this is perfect for fans of I Invited Her In and The Family Upstairs. Previously published as Picture of Innocence 'More chilling than GONE GIRL and twistier than THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, this emotional, raw, dark family drama keeps you guessing until the end' JANE GREEN 'Truly gripping: the opening is heart-breaking and it never lets up, all the way to a genuinely shocking denouement' ALEX LAKE Join the readers already obsessed with The Mother: 'A cross between Jodi Picoult and Gillian Flynn' Netgalley Reviewer 'An edge-of-your-seat-wondering-what-is-going-on great thriller!' Netgalley Reviewer 'Engrossing, thrilling, never guess the ending' Netgalley Reviewer 'Would I recommend it?....Oh yes, 100%' Netgalley Reviewer 'A gripping, intelligent plot; realistic and well-drawn characters; a difficult subject tackled extremely well' Netgalley Reviewer 'Wow, what a great read! Very well written, it goes between past and present of the characters but this flows so easy throughout the book, lots of twists to keep you page turning! A must read for all psychological thriller fans!' Netgalley Reviewer 'WOW! I could not put this down. The writing is superb. There was nothing I didn't enjoy' Netgalley Reviewer

An Open Marriage

An Open Marriage

Author: Tess Stimson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

When you abandon the rules, can you ever go back? Mia Allen has never quite adjusted to living in England. She misses her friends in the States and feels restrained by small-town family life near Oxford. Her husband Kit, on the other hand, loves the sense of community here and his job as a school teacher in a private school. Like Mia, Kit's boss Charlie is also looking for more excitement in her life. Her marriage to emotionally-distant Rob has left her frustrated and yearning for more. So when she and Rob are invited to dinner with Mia and Kit, she jumps at the chance to make new friends. One evening, the increasing attraction between all of them moves up a notch, and it's not long before the seductive highs of these new friendships lead to desperate lows. Can any of their relationships survive this unconventional arrangement?

ebook of the month
Beat the Bitch How to Stop the Other Woman Stealing Your Man

Beat the Bitch How to Stop the Other Woman Stealing Your Man

Author: Tess Stimson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Want to keep your man all to yourself? If so, you need to read this book. In Beat the Bitch, Tess Stimson, self-confessed scarlet woman and wronged wife, delivers a self-help book with a difference. Written in short, snappy chapters and packed with unmissable advice, anecdotes, quizzes and humour, Beat the Bitch tells every woman things she won't want to hear - but needs to. From this book you will discover: * How to put the spark back into your relationship * Whether your partner is vulnerable to attack from another woman * How to find out if he really is being unfaithful . . . and exactly what to do if he is. Beat the Bitch will be the must-read self-help title of 2009. As Tess herself says, should the worst come to the worst, Don't Get Mad - Get Diamonds.

The Wife Who Ran Away

The Wife Who Ran Away

Author: Tess Stimson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2013

Kate Forrest is invisible... Ned, the husband she adores, doesn't seem to know she's alive, and her two charming children have grown into stroppy adolescents. Her boss is suddenly shunting her towards career Siberia, and her demanding mother is never off the phone. With her fortieth birthday fast approaching, all Kate wants to do is run away from the lot of them. And so she does. On impulse, Kate walks out of her job, her family and her life, and gets on a plane to Italy. With no ties and no responsibilities, she soon finds herself deliriously caught up in La Dolce Vita - and the arms of a man barely half her age. But when the unthinkable threatens her family, Kate is brutally forced to choose between her past and the future.

What's Yours is Mine

What's Yours is Mine

Author: Tess Stimson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2010

A story of sisters who share just a little too much. Like a princess in a fairytale, Grace Hamilton has been showered with blessings: professional success, a happy marriage, and she even lives in a beautiful castle. But the only thing she really wants - her heart's desire - is the one thing she can never have. Her sister, the beautiful Susannah, has made a mess of her life. Like a reverse Midas, everything she touches turns sour. But Fate puts Grace's future in Susannah's hands, changing the balance of power between the sisters forever.