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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 Fiona Neill, Daisy Waugh and Jane Green.

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The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

The unforgettable new novel from Top Ten bestseller Lisa Jewell, author of Ralph's Party, The Making of Us and The House We Grew Up In. You think you have the perfect life. You're successful. Attractive. Well liked. And you've just got married for the third time. But that's OK because everyone's happy. Your children are happy. You're happy. And so is your new wife...London, 3am: a tragic accident, and Adrian's life starts to fall apart. Because everyone has secrets and secrets have consequences. Some of which can be devastating.

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'An emotionally intelligent, brilliantly plotted and beautifully written examination of a very modern family that will keep you gripped until the end.' Daily Mail, Books of the Year

'Something of a moral fable about modern relationships, this is a smart and enjoyable story' Sunday Mirror

'A moving read from one of our fave authors' Fabulous Mag, Sun on Sunday

'The narrative dips back and forth with various points of view from stunningly drawn characters and I devoured it in one long sitting. Take this to the beach, or indeed anywhere - I promise you won't regret it.' Daily Mail

About the Author

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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23rd April 2015


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Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone


432 pages


Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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