The English Wife: A Novel
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- Paperback (BC)
- 01 Mar 2019
- Macmillan 
- 384 pages - 236 x 155 x 26mm
Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he's the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor house in England, they had a fairy-tale romance in London, they have three-year-old twins on whom they dot, and he's recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and named it Illyria. Yes, there are rumours that she's having an affair with the architect, but rumours are rumours and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay's sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to try and uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party. But the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips? The English Wife is another stunning novel by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig that bestselling author Jennifer Robson calls 'her best book yet.'
THAT SUMMER 9781250014504 (Hardback), 9781250027870 (Paperback), THE OTHER DAUGHTER 9781250056283 (Hardback), 9781250056429 (Paperback) and THE ENGLISH WIFE 9781250056276 (Hardback)
From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous novel full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder.