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Other Women

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A Guardian Best Thriller Novel of 2023
Zoe Balls Radio 2 Book Club pick

Mesmerising, haunting and utterly remarkable, this is a devastating story of obsession inspired by a murder that took place almost a hundred years ago.

Exquisite - Will Dean, author of Dark Pines
This is a book that will stay with you - Ann Cleeves, bestselling author of the Vera series
Compelling, twisty and wonderfully suspenseful - Claire Fuller, author of Unsettled Ground

London, 1923. Like so many single women after the Great War, Beatrice Cade, a thirty-seven-year-old typist, is holding tight to her small scrap of independence and trying to build a life for herself.

When charismatic visiting salesman Tom Ryan directs his attention at her, Bea falls hard for him. But Ryan is married with a child. And his wife, Kate, has worked to create a seemingly happy domestic life. When Bea is found dead and Tom Ryan is in the frame for her murder, it looks like Kate will do anything to protect her family . . .
Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Searing." - Megan Abbott

"The tension grows throughout the book until it's almost unbearable. This is a book that will stay with you." - Ann Cleeves

"Exquisite and my book of the year. Utterly brilliant." - Will Dean

"Emma Flint writes absolutely beautifully, and Other Women drew me in from the very first page. The disturbing narrative unspools with a veneer of unsettling normalcy, which make the reveals which Flint masterfully serves up all the more gripping and profound when we reach them. Other Women cements me as a firm fan of Emma Flint's brilliant writing." - Philippa East

"Other Women is compelling and twisty, and wonderfully suspenseful, and yet still full of empathy for the female characters." - Claire Fuller

"Heartbreaking. I wanted it to go on and on, even as I raced to the end. Excellent, absorbing and totally gripping." - Melanie Golding

"Utterly, utterly brilliant. Other Women is compelling, thought-provoking, harrowing and incredibly urgent." - Caroline Lea

"A glittering black diamond of a book. Beautiful and devastating literary true crime. Emma Flint takes a real murder from the 1920s and gives voice to the women involved. Bubbling anger beneath exquisite prose." - Anna Mazzola

"It is brilliant. I was swept up in a turmoil of emotion as I read. This is a book that starts as a love story and turns into something much darker indeed." - Harriet Tyce

"Staggeringly brilliant, harrowing, haunting and entirely beautiful. Other Women takes a thrilling yet compassionate look at the making of a murder, at loneliness and love, at fixation and the sting of shame. A wonderful novel." - Chris Whitaker

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