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The Dead Wife

by Sue Fortin

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Dead Wife

Compelling crime fiction with an ambitious female lead and a ruthless rich family at its fast-paced heart.

The dirty secrets of a powerful wealthy family, the wife who drowned on the family’s estate, and the bloodhound instincts of an aspiring investigative journalist - such are the ingredients of this meaty crime novel.

Two years ago Elizabeth Sinclair drowned in a lake at Conmere Resort Centre in the Lake District. Now travel writer Steph is visiting the centre for work. With aspirations to become an investigative journalist, Steph is intrigued by a Twitter message claiming that Elizabeth’s death was no accident. Though warned-off by her former Detective Chief Inspector mother who investigated the case, Steph thinks this “could be her chance to change the trajectory of her career” and so she plunges in.


The unfussy style is threaded with tension as Steph uncovers a case that bristles with bribery, embittered brothers, scandalous cover-ups, adultery, corruption and violence, with unexpected truths exposed through two intriguing timeframes.

Joanne Owen

The Dead Wife Synopsis

`A gripping portrayal of a family caught on the wrong side of the law' JANE CORRY The USA Today and #1 eBook bestseller of The Girl Who Lied and Sister Sister SINCLAIR WIFE DEAD! HUSBAND CLEARED! Police have ruled out suspicious circumstances in the investigation into the death of Elizabeth Sinclair, wife of charismatic entrepreneur Harry Sinclair, found drowned in the lake of the family's holiday park. It's been two years since the Sinclair case closed but when reporter Steph Durham receives a tipoff that could give her the scoop of the year, she's drawn deeper and deeper into the secretive Sinclair family. Elizabeth's death wasn't a tragic accident. And the truth will come at a deadly price...

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The Dead Wife Press Reviews

Praise for Sue Fortin:

`Thoroughly gripping...full of suspense' - Kim The Bookworm

`Builds to a really tense, nail biting climax' - BeadyJan

`I would urge anyone who enjoys a good, fast paced psychological thriller to read it - you won't be disappointed!' - Bookish Bits

`A clever psychological thriller full of false clues and intrigue' - Jane Hunt Writer Book Reviews

`A gripping romantic suspense novel with some excellent tension and a twist or two...Well worth a read' - DnS Media

`Gripping, vivid, dramatic, emotional, touching, adventurous brilliant and much's worth every single page' - Sky's Book Corner

`A great page turner' - Bleach House Library

`I went through so many emotions reading this book - the worst being panic and fear...a brilliant book' - Crooks on Books

`Sue Fortin cleverly creates a sense of urgency and suspense that compels you to read on' - Laura's Little Book Blog

`A good balance between the tense, psychological, and romantic events, which culminates in a climatic ending...for fans of Sleeping with the Enemy' - Bookboodle

`A gripping climax full of danger' - ElaineG, 5 Star Reads

`Kept me turning the pages' - Mandy Baggot, author of `Truly Madly Greekly'

`5 Words: Tense, shocking, mysterious, deceit, stalker' - Tea Party Princess

`An excellent read' - Read Along With Sue

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ISBN: 9780008294519
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008294519
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Sue Fortin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Sue Fortin

Sue Fortin is the USA Today and #1 Kindle bestselling author of The Girl Who Lied and Sister Sister. She has sold over half a million copies of her books worldwide. Sue was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with her family, before eventually settling in West Sussex. She is married with four children, all of whom patiently give her the time to write but, when not behind the keyboard, she likes to spend time with them, enjoying both the coast and the South Downs between which they are nestled. She is a member of the Crime ...

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