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First Wife’s Shadow

By Adele Parks

‘Devious and dizzying, with twist after twist after twist – I loved it’ Louise Candlish


When Emma meets Matthew, a kind, handsome widower, he seems to be just what she needs.

Yet as their relationship moves fast, Emma’s friends worry Emma might be exploited. She’s a rich woman after all.

Emma doesn’t care Matthew has no money. But as the memory of his perfect first wife hangs over them, Emma does have one tiny doubt.

If Matthew’s wife hadn’t died, he wouldn’t be with her. And Emma wonders if she’s second best. Can she ever fill the dead woman’s shoes?

As jealousy and suspicion blossom between Emma and Matthew, events take a darker, dangerous turn.

Suddenly Emma doesn’t know who she can trust. Her friends? Her husband? Or even herself…?

This sensational new thriller from the Number One bestseller Adele Parks will have you gripped until the very last page.

Readers love First Wife’s Shadow:

‘The second half of the book was so gripping it was hard to stop reading. Twists after twist! I loved the ending. A must read!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘One of those thrillers where you think you know how it’s going to end then bam another twist. I can’t wait to recommend this to everyone’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The tension racks up and the twists keep coming… the ending certainly wasn’t what I was expecting!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Tense, creepy, twisty… this brilliant new psychological thriller from Adele Parks gets right under your skin from the start’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This was a rollercoaster of a thriller, thinking you kind of know the direction it was going before a swerve to another direction you haven’t even considered!… A fantastic book… set to be a thriller of the summer’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Trade Paperback
Release Date: 04 Jul 2024
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-858628-7
Price: £13.99 (Export Price) , £13.99, €None
Adele Parks MBE was born in North Yorkshire. She is the author of 23 bestselling novels including the Sunday Times Number One bestsellers Lies Lies Lies and Just My Luck. Over five million UK editions of her work have been sold and her books have been translated into 31 different languages. Adele’s novel The Image of You has just been released as a major motion movie and she has several other titles optioned and in development including One Last Secret and Both of You. She is an ambassador of the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency: two charities that promote literacy in the UK. Adele has lived in Botswana, Italy and London and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey. In 2022 she was awarded an MBE for services to literature.Find Adele online at:X @adeleparksInstagram @adele_parksFacebook

Praise for Adele Parks: -

”'I’ll drop anything for a new Adele Parks: she nails it every time” - Lucy Foley

”'Utterly compelling” - Peter James

”'As always with Adele… this is an absolutely gripping read” - Richard Osman

”'Kept me guessing and had me gasping at the twist” - Ian Rankin

”'Poolside perfection” - Daily Mail

”'A whip-smart protagonist, immensely satisfying twists” - Karin Slaughter

”'Another masterfully plotted and jaw-dropping ride from the number one bestseller” - i News

”'Just Between Us is not to be missed: it is my book of 2023” - Gillian McAllister

”'A slow-burn that grows in tension, this will keep you gripped throughout” - Crime Monthly

”'This will blow your mind” - Jane Fallon

”'Masterfully executed - her best book yet” - Lisa Jewell

”'Fast-paced and unpredictable with complex and intriguing characters” - Candis

”'This is Adele Parks at the peak of her powers” - Louise Candlish

”'Full of mystery, tension, and characters you can’t help but root for - or against!” - Abigail Dean

”'Another twisting tale of deceit, desire and dangerous obsession guaranteed to keep you turning the pages” - TM Logan