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Author: Jane Corry Narrator: Jayne Entwistle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2019 ISBN: 9781984842404
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From the bestselling author of My Husband's Wife, one man's disappearance throws four women's lives into chaos--who will survive?

Vicki works as an aromatherapist, healing her clients out of her home studio with her special blends of essential oils. She's just finishing a session when the police arrive on her doorstep--her ex-husband David has gone missing. Vicki insists she last saw him years ago when they divorced, but the police clearly don't believe her. And her memory's hardly reliable--what if she did have something to do with it?

Meanwhile, Scarlet and her mother Zelda are down on their luck, and at eight years old, Scarlet's not old enough to know that the "game" her mother forces her to play is really just a twisted name for dealing drugs. Soon, Zelda is caught, and Scarlet is forced into years of foster care--an experience that will shape the rest of her life . . .

David's new wife, Tanya, is the one who reported him missing, but what really happened on the night of David's disappearance? And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she's not even sure of it herself? The answer lies in the connection among these four women--and the one person they can't escape. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Corry’s skill at building suspense and creating characters with secrets pasts, as shown in her earlier novels, is on display again here. Booklist
  • Corry expertly weaves [the] stories together in unexpected and clever ways. CrimeReads
  • Corry delivers strong plot twists, a fast pace, and devious characters, making this a perfect blend of Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish and Alafair Burke’s The Wife that will keep readers guessing until the end. Library Journal
  • Gripping. . . Corry delivers several satisfying plot twists as well as a meditation on the nature of family. Publishers Weekly

    Praise for My Husband's Wife:
  • A must-read book for fans of the kind of psychological thrillers that have been all the rage. Bustle 
  • [My Husband's Wife] nicely fits into the psychological suspense genre that’s riding a slipstream of popularity, thanks to the success of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. . . Addictive. . . [a] seemingly unending trove of delicious disasters and deceits.  
    The Washington Post 
  • If you loved Gone Girl and The Talented Mr. Ripley, you’ll love My Husband's Wifeby Jane Corry. It’s got every thriller’s trifecta: love, marriage and murder.  
    Parade
  • Brilliant, original and complex, with a dark triangle at its center. A compelling thriller that kept me turning the pages until the end. B.A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
  • "Devilishly devious. . . this swiftly moving psychological thriller offers surprises right up to the finish. Publishers Weekly

    Praise for Blood Sisters:
  • Addictive. . . It’ll keep you guessing until the very end. HelloGiggles
  • Secrets are gradually revealed in a plot that twists to the very end. From the author of My Husband's Wife, this is nicely sustained psychological suspense. Booklist
  • Gripping, intense and masterfully crafted. Bookreporter.com
  • “Engrossing. Publishers Weekly
  • “Compulsive, edgy, and with some fabulous twists that I didn’t see coming!
    B.A. ParisNew York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

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About the Author

Jane Corry is a writer and journalist and has spent time as the writer in residence of a high-security prison for men—an experience that helped inspire My Husband’s Wife, her debut thriller. Corry runs regular writing workshops and speaks at literary festivals worldwide, including the Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy. Until recently, she was a tutor in creative writing at Oxford University.

About the Narrator

Jayne Entwistle is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.