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The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

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It is when the third wife is killed that Adrian at last has a long hard look at his life. He has five kids, two from the first marriage, three from the second. It is when his eldest son Luke comes to live with him that things start to unravel. Lisa Jewell is a sensitive, clever author whose books never disappoint. We have great plots, great characters and a great insight into human nature. Well worth a read.

If you like Lisa Jewell you might also like to read books by Jane Green, Fiona Neill and Daisy Waugh.

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The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

In the early hours of an April morning, Maya stumbles into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? Her grief-stricken husband, Adrian, is determined to find out. Maya had a job she enjoyed; she had friends. They'd been in love. She even got on with his two previous wives and their children. In fact, they'd all been one big happy family. But before long Adrian starts to identify the dark cracks in his perfect life. Because everyone has secrets. And secrets have consequences. Some of which can be devastating.

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Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact, she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph’s Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998. Twelve bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local cafe where she can drink coffee, people-watch, and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Lisa Jewell by Mary Hogarth.

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30th November 1999


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