The Starter Wife

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What to expect

A gripping new psychological thriller, for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Girl Before and The Wife Between Us.

Claire Westcott tries to be the perfect wife to Byron but fears she will never measure up to his ex, Colleen. After all, it’s hard to compete with the dead.

Colleen went missing eight years ago. Her body was never found but the police ruled it a suicide. So when Claire receives a phone call from a woman she believes is Colleen, it opens up a million terrifying questions.

Claire discovers the couple weren’t as happy as they would have people believe. And now she’s worried Byron hasn’t been completely honest with her.

There are secrets in every marriage, but Claire is about to find out that sometimes those secrets are deadly.

(P) 2019 Hachette Audio

Critics Review

  • – – Praise for The Starter Wife

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  • The bombshell plot twist toward the end will surprise most readers. Laurin knows how to ratchet up the suspense

    Publishers Weekly
  • Laurin, with her knack for psychological suspense, here portrays the effects of obsession in chilling detail as the facts of Claire’s life are revealed. A spine-tingler

    Booklist
  • – – Praise for Nina Laurin

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  • Nina Laurin’s psychological suspense thrill ride will have you ripping through its pages at warp speed

    PopSugar
  • Every good thriller has a shocking plot twist. Girl Last Seen has many. Author Nina Laurin’s eerie novel
    will stay with you for days, months, even years to come

    Hello Giggles

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