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Imperfect Women

(2020)
(Perfect Strangers)
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This novel was previously published as Imperfect Women in hardback.

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


'Love this book' Elisabeth Moss, star of The Handmaid's Tale
'Rare and complex' Marian Keyes
'A dark, delicious thriller. I loved it.' Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours
'Immersive and unsettling.' Sarah Vaughn, author of Anatomy of a Scandal
'I read this in no time. An excellent twist.' Dorothy Koomson, author of The Ice Cream Girls
'Beautifully written ... should not be missed' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife
'Immersive, intelligent and gripping' S.E. Lynes, author of Mother

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

Eleanor is calm and driven, with a deep sense of responsibility, a brilliant career and a love of being single and free - despite her soft spot for her best friend's husband.

Mary is deeply intelligent with a love of learning, derailed by three children and a mean, demanding husband - she is now unrecognisable to herself and her friends.

Nancy is seemingly perfect: bright, beautiful and rich with an adoring husband and daughter - but beneath the surface her discontent is going to affect them all in terrible ways.

When Nancy is murdered, Eleanor and Mary must align themselves to uncover her killer. And as each of their stories unfold, they realise that there are many 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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December 2020 : USA Hardback

Title: Imperfect Women
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 1-4328-8308-9 / 978-1-4328-8308-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Perfect Strangers: The blockbuster must-read novel of the year that everyone is talking about
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August 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Imperfect Women: A Novel
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August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Imperfect Women
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August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Imperfect Women: A Novel
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Title: Perfect Strangers: The blockbuster must-read novel of the year that everyone is talking about
Author(s): Araminta Hall
Publisher: Orion
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