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Published: 07/03/2024
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A Guardian Best Thriller Novel of the Year
Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 Book Club pick

Mesmerising and haunting, Emma Flint's Other Women is a devastating story of obsession inspired by a murder that took place almost a hundred years ago.

‘This is a book that will stay with you’ - Ann Cleeves, author of the Vera series

London, 1923. Like so many single women after the Great War, Beatrice Cade, a thirty-seven-year-old typist, is holding tight to her small scrap of independence and trying to build a life for herself.

When charismatic visiting salesman Tom Ryan directs his attention at her, Bea falls hard for him. But Ryan is married with a child. And his wife, Kate, has worked to create a seemingly happy domestic life. When Bea is found dead and Tom Ryan is in the frame for her murder, it looks like Kate will do anything to protect her family . . .

‘Compelling, twisty and wonderfully suspenseful’ - Claire Fuller, author of Unsettled Ground

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509826568
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The tension grows throughout the book until it's almost unbearable. This is a book that will stay with you. - Ann Cleeves

It’s been six years since Flint’s debut novel, the compelling Little Deaths, but Other Women is certainly worth the wait. Like its predecessor, this beautifully written, pitch-perfect historical mystery is based on a real case – here, a murder that took place in 1924 . . . a moving study of loneliness, desperation, shame and public prurience. - Laura Wilson, The Guardian

Exquisite and my book of the year. Utterly brilliant. - Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

[Flint] builds a world that feels utterly authentic, filled with real people struggling to adapt to a social order in flux . . . she writes of a society all too ready to think the worst of a single woman . . . Flint maintains suspense in what is a thoroughly captivating and unsettling page-turner that deserves to land her on awards lists again. - Robert Epstein, iNews

Emma Flint reworks the details of a notorious historical murder and unspools the fate of her three entirely convincing main characters. - Daily Mail

Based on a shocking real-life murder in the 1920s Other Women focuses on Beatrice, almost invisible until she falls in love with a colleague, and Kate, seen as a devoted wife and mother, until their lives converge. I expect to see it on all the awards shortlists. - Red

Other Women is compelling and twisty, and wonderfully suspenseful, and yet still full of empathy for the female characters. - Claire Fuller, author of Unsettled Ground

Set in the early 1920s, this clever mix of romance, thriller and courtroom drama proves love heartbreak never ages, whatever the era. - Woman & Home

Utterly, utterly brilliant. Other Women is compelling, thought-provoking, harrowing and incredibly urgent. - Caroline Lea

Staggeringly brilliant, harrowing, haunting and entirely beautiful. Other Women takes a thrilling yet compassionate look at the making of a murder, at loneliness and love, at fixation and the sting of shame. A wonderful novel. - Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End

The tension is superb and I honestly couldn't put it down. - Prima

Poignant and elegant, brutal and beautiful, Other Women, is a masterclass in modern storytelling. - Helen Cullen, author of The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually

A glittering black diamond of a book. Beautiful and devastating literary true crime. Emma Flint takes a real murder from the 1920s and gives voice to the women involved. Bubbling anger beneath exquisite prose. - Anna Mazolla, author of The Clockwork Girl

It is brilliant. I was swept up in a turmoil of emotion as I read. This is a book that starts as a love story and turns into something much darker indeed. - Harriet Tyce, author of The Lies You Told

Emma Flint writes absolutely beautifully, and Other Women drew me in from the very first page. The disturbing narrative unspools with a veneer of unsettling normalcy, which make the reveals which Flint masterfully serves up all the more gripping and profound when we reach them. Other Women cements me as a firm fan of Emma Flint’s brilliant writing. - Philippa East, author of I'll Never Tell

Passion, betrayal, and obsessive love combine to create the stunning tour de force that is Other Women . . . Chilling and heart-stopping, this is an instant classic. - Eleni Kyriacou, author of She Came to Stay

Heartbreaking. I wanted it to go on and on, even as I raced to the end. Excellent, absorbing and totally gripping. - Melanie Golding, author of The Replacements

Other Women is a book about fantasy and the lengths that people will go to to protect what they love, whether that’s another adult, a child, or the dream of another kind of life. - Take a Break

. . . this haunting tale of love and obsession will stay with you. - Heat

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“1923 court room drama around a love triangle”

A spinster, Bea, desperate for love, a put-upon wife and mother, Kate, and a travelling salesman, Tom, husband of the latter. A classic love triangle which starts when he, Tom, walks into the office where Bea works... More

Hardback edition
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“Fantastic!”

It’s six years since the end of the Great War and the ladies in the typing pool eagerly anticipate the arrival of new employee Mr Thomas Ryan. As he walks in he smiles at Beatrice Cade and that smile sure does... More

Hardback edition
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“Intense and gripping period drama”

This has a bit of everything: romance, passion, suspense, crime and twists. It evokes the 20s nicely with small, subtle details, and the dual-time plot propels you forward with the heat of the affair and the dark... More

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