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Imperfect Women

(2020)
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YOU'D DO ANYTHING FOR YOUR FRIENDS. BUT WOULD YOU TELL THEM THE TRUTH?

'Rare and complex' Marian Keyes
'Immersive and unsettling.' Sarah Vaughn
'An excellent twist.' Dorothy Koomson
'Painfully honest' Dolly Wells
'Beautifully written' Samantha Downing
'A masterclass' Simon Lelic
'Immersive, intelligent and gripping' S.E. Lynes
'Pitch-perfect' Philippa East

Nancy, Eleanor and Mary met at college and have been friends ever since, through marriages, children and love affairs.

Nancy married her college sweetheart and is now missing that excitement of her youth.

Eleanor put her career above all else and hasn't looked back, despite her soft spot for Nancy's husband.

Mary fell pregnant far too young and is now coping with three children and a mentally unwell husband.

But when Nancy is killed, Eleanor and Mary must align themselves to uncover her killer. And as each of their stories unfold, they realise that there are many ways different truths to find, and many different ways to bring justice for those we love...

Everyone wants a perfect life. But there is no such thing...

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A stunning, dark novel about who women want to be and the reality of who they are. Beautifully written, thought-provoking and should not be missed." - Samantha Downing

"A stunning example of the new breed of ''psychological thriller' with a deep dive into the conflicted worlds of three brilliantly-drawn female characters, irradiated by a terrible crime. A pitch-perfect, meticulously-observed and utterly absorbing novel." - Philippa East

"It's been clear from the start that Araminta Hall has a talent for telling unpalatable truths and Imperfect Women is no exception. Expertly peels the layers from the everyday lies we tell each other, and ourselves." - Sarah Hilary

"Rare and very refreshing ... a novel where middle-aged women are represented in all their wise, sensual, flawed complexity. I enjoyed it SO much." - Marian Keyes

"A brilliant exploration of the secrets and hidden lives womn create for themselves as they try to navigate their way through life. The friendships are real and touching, the relationships are consuming and passionate. I read this in no time and really enjoyed the pace, flow and insights Araminta writes about. A fabulous novel of modern love, life and people, with an excellent twist." - Dorothy Koomson

"Beautifully written and expertly structured - a masterclass in psychological thriller writing." - Simon Lelic

"An immersive, intelligent and gripping exploration of the deep wells of female friendship and what it means to be a woman in a world made by and for men. Hall gives us three flawed female characters and shows how their expectations of life are thwarted in different ways, exploring their relationships and enticingly messy behaviour with compassion, even in the darkest of deeds." - S E Lynes

"Dark, visceral, proper psychological thriller with a powerful feminist agenda." - Laura Wilkinson


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August 2020 : USA Audio CD

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August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Imperfect Women
Author(s): Araminta Hall
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Imperfect Women: A Novel
Author(s): Araminta Hall
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Author(s): Araminta Hall
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Title: Imperfect Women: A Novel
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August 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Imperfect Women: The blockbuster must-read novel of the summer that everyone is talking about
Author(s): Araminta Hall
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU