His Perfect Wife: This is no ordinary psychological thriller (Paperback)Natasha Bell (author)
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'2018'S MOST GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER' Stylist
'Fresh. . . fascinating' Sunday Times
She was his perfect wife, until she went missing . . .
Alexandra Southwood has vanished. Her husband, Marc, is beside himself. It isn't long before the police are searching for a body.
But Alexandra is alive - trapped, far away from her husband and young daughters.
Desperate, Marc will stop at nothing to find the woman he loves. Even if it means discovering that he never really knew her at all.
Because Alexandra is no ordinary missing person - but then neither is she quite a perfect wife . . .
'An astutely written, complex debut . . . even seasoned genre aficionados will be surprised' Guardian
'So refreshing. A thriller, a page-turner, thoughtful and thought-provoking' Sabine Durrant, bestselling author of Lie With Me
'Cunning . . . Will have your brain working in overdrive as you try to second guess the ingenious plot' Sunday Express
Previously published as Exhibit Alexandra
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Sterling work . . . an astutely written, complex debut . . . even seasoned genre aficionados will be surprised . . . an assured outing * Guardian *
Cunning . . . will have your brain working in overdrive as you try to second guess Natasha Bell's ingenious plot and as you reflect on her thought-provoking observations on art, love and family life * S Magazine, Sunday Express *
2018's most gripping psychological thriller * Stylist *
Gripping, intriguing and incredibly satisfying, this book confounds your expectations and keeps you guessing to the end * WI Life *
An intelligent, taut thriller which was beautifully written and compelling. I loved how the author played with the whole theme of life imitating art. Full of twists and turns I couldn't put it down. I thought the ending was perfect! -- Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of Last Seen Alive
I adored Exhibit Alexandra. I thought it was a smart, original page turner which really brought something different to the thriller genre. It kept me up half the night! -- Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But The Truth
Beautifully insidious, a novel that outwits expectation at every turn -- Francis Spufford, Costa Prize winning author of Golden Hill
A smart, confident thriller, Exhibit Alexandra asks searching questions about motherhood and identity, and keeps you guessing to the very last page. Natasha Bell writes thought-provokingly about home, love, belonging - and what else a woman might want from life -- Beth Underdown, author of The Witchfinder's Sister
This smart, mirror maze of a thriller bristles with sharp edges, twisting familiar Gone Girl themes into Bell's own intense creation * Kirkus *
I had such a range of emotions from curiosity mingled with dread and horror as I realised what was happening. An incredibly accomplished debut. -- Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of How I Lost You
A taut and spellbinding look at creative darkness and the price we pay when art bleeds into real life. I couldn't put this book down! * Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls *
A moody, gut-wrenching tale of domestic ennui, feminism, and identity, recommended for literary-thriller devotees and book groups * Booklist *
Although her account indicates that she is being held captive, this may be just another faked element in a text fascinatingly permeated by ambiguity . . . the entire novel could be an art project * The Sunday Times *
Beautifully insidious, a novel that outwits expectation at every turn -- Francis Spufford * Costa prize-winning author of Golden Hill *
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