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The New Wife

A novel by

'Unputdownable' MICK HERRON
'Exudes menace' SARAH VAUGHAN

'Mysterious, suspenseful and suffused with paranoia' ALEX MICHAELIDES

When Finn Hensen gets a call from his sister Jess to say their father has died, neither is heartbroken. Their parents divorced many years ago, after which their father, Jimmy, continued to live a bohemian lifestyle in sun-soaked Mallorca.

Ownership of his beautiful but dilapidated farmhouse in the mountains now passes to Finn and his sister. The only problem is that Jimmy recently remarried and his new wife, Ruensa, is still living there.

The pair agree that Finn should go to Mallorca and tactfully take possession of their inheritance. When he arrives, however, Finn is surprised to find that Finca Siquia has been completely transformed into a chic Mediterranean bolthole by Ruensa and her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Roze. The Spanish police, meanwhile, are asking awkward questions about Jimmy's death . . .

Are Ruensa and Roze the helpless victims of circumstance? Or will they stop at nothing to get Finca Siquia for themselves?

'Engrossing' SHARON BOLTON
'Gripping' CLOSER
'A sun-soaked sizzler' VICTORIA SELMAN
'First-class' DAILY MAIL
'Phenomenal' GLAMOUR
'Fast-paced and exhilarating, you'll be hooked' HEAT
'Completely original and
gripping' 5* reader review
'Dark and
unputdownable' 5* reader review
'Had me
on the edge of my seat at all times!' 5* reader review
Kept me guessing right til the end' 5* reader review
Thrilling and absorbing' 5* reader review

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Charming and engrossing from the outset, but with a creeping and deeply unsettling sense of menace. I loved the Du Maurier vibes." - Sharon Bolton

"The New Wife is a captivating, disturbing, and shocking new thriller from JP Delaney. You never know quite where it's headed or where it will end up. I enjoyed every minute of it." - Samantha Downing

"I loved it. JP Delaney has a gift for the unputdownable story ... One twist in particular left me open-mouthed. Brilliant stuff. This'll be in a lot of holiday luggage come the summer." - Mick Herron

"The tension ratchets up to boiling point in this sun-soaked sizzler about a man struggling to do what's right when everything around him is very wrong." - Victoria Selman

"A characteristically unsettling thriller with an unreliable narrator who reels you in and a twist that made me pivot. With its sultry Mallorcan setting and du Maurier allusions, this is a summer read which exudes menace and is crying out for a TV adaptation." - Sarah Vaughan

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