The Dictator's Wife (Paperback)
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The Dictator's Wife (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 02/02/2023
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Prescient and audacious, Berry's pin-sharp deconstruction of despotism and avarice asks searching questions about the nature of truth, as a tyrant's spouse goes on trial accused of colluding in his crimes.

She's beautiful and beguiling... but can you trust her?

Young London lawyer Laura flies to her parents' homeland for the most important defence case of her life. On trial is Marija Popa, the beautiful widow of a murdered dictator, who created fear and division in his impoverished Eastern Bloc country, hiding untold riches for himself and his family.

For Laura, the case is an opportunity to make sense of her broken childhood and her distant relationship with her mother, who will not speak about her old life under the regime. But Laura is distracted by the enigmatic Marija, who claims she knew nothing of her husband's dark affairs.

As Laura is led deeper into her investigation of the past, she realises that to uncover the truth, she must draw closer to the dictator's wife. But does danger lie there?

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472276346
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm


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A gripping, intelligent, utterly-of-the-moment thriller - EMMA STONEX, bestselling author of The Lamplighters

A remarkable new talent - ANTHONY HOROWITZ, bestselling author of A Line to Kill

This book is magnificent - CHARLOTTE PHILBY, bestselling author of A Double Life

A captivating story of women's power, love and secrets. As timely and profound as it is unforgettable. The ending left me breathless - LARA PRESCOTT, New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept

A gripping and moving debut from a talent to watch - HARLAN COBEN

A fascinating exploration of absolute power, female agency and the complexities of complicity. Atmospheric, claustrophobic and so elegantly written - ELLERY LLOYD

A darkly atmospheric, rich, compulsive and page-turning read - KATE HAMER

One of the most original debuts I have read - DAISY GOODWIN

Excellent. Horrifying and immersive with strong characterisation and atmosphere - HARRIET TYCE

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“Truth will out… I was Hooked!”

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“What do we have in the present if the past means nothing?”

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“A gripping, atmospheric modern-day masterpiece”

Where to start?! With the enticing cover design design or the darkly compelling story within? With the sublime and eloquent writing or the considered application of stark political truths? Or perhaps the exquisite... More

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“Truth Will Out… I Was Hooked!”

“What do we have in the present if the past means nothing?”

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