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The Wife Upstairs

  • Rachel Hawkins
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  • ISBN-10: 1432885235
  • ISBN-13: 9781432885236
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 464 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021
  • Simultaneous Publications

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An Instant New York Times Bestseller
An Instant USA Today Bestseller
An Indie Next Pick
A #1 LibraryReads Pick
A Top 25 Amazon Bestseller
On 15 Most Anticipated Books List for 2021

Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates –– a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name.

But her luck changes when she meets Eddie Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie –– not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for.

Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past –– or his –– catches up to her?

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“. . . this suspenseful domestic thriller will keep readers turning pages.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Hawkins twists together the suspense and storytelling of Jane Eyre with the atmosphere, tension, and odd characters of a Southern-gothic into a tale of a young woman trying to escape her past . . . an altogether sinister novel that will make readers of Jennifer McMahon, Ruth Ware, and Donna Tartt shudder.”

— Booklist

“A thrilling, suspenseful tale of will-they-or-won't-they that will keep you on the edge.”

— Woman’s Day

“Read to find out whether either of them can ever escape their secrets, or if their forbidden tryst is doomed to failure.”

— Good Housekeeping