Louisa de Lange - The Dream Wife - Orion Publishing Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Paperback
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409180197
    • Publication date:04 Oct 2018
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409180531
    • Publication date:04 Oct 2018

The Dream Wife

The gripping new psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming in 2018

By Louisa de Lange

  • E-Book
  • £P.O.R.

BA Paris, Behind Closed Doors, meets Sarah Pinborough, Behind Her Eyes - an emotional, hard-hitting suspense novel with a 'clever, twisted and disturbing' ending (Elle Croft).

'That ending . . . It had me questioning everything!' Elle Croft, bestselling author of The Guilty Wife
'A startling and clever twist' Cara Hunter, bestselling author of In the Dark
'Could-never-have-predicted-that-ending' Good Housekeeping
'Thriller-writing at its best' Daily Mail

*

Annie is the dream wife.

Mother to two-year-old Johnny and wife to David, she is everything her husband expects her to be - supportive, respectful and mild - but what he expects of her isn't who she truly is.

Annie is a prisoner in her home.

Her finances, her routine, her social life are all controlled by him. It's the love for her boy that she lives for, and at night she dreams of a world where she is free.

But Annie is going to fight back.



And you won't believe how she is going to do it . . .

Perfect for fans of Cara Hunter, Linda Green, Laura Marshall, Amy Lloyd, Linda Green, and Claire Allan.

*

Readers LOVE The Dream Wife . . .

'A hugely promising debut. Overturns every assumption you have at the beginning in a startling and clever twist' Cara Hunter, bestselling author of In the Dark

'I absolutely raced through it and couldn't put it down! It was so unsettling and had me holding my breath the whole time. And then that ending . . . it had me questioning everything! So clever and twisted and disturbing' Elle Croft, bestselling author of The Guilty Wife

'Loved this thriller . . . kept me hooked to the end'

'Couldn't put this one down. I just had to find out what happened'

'What an ending, I wasn't expecting that'

'And of course, I was very surprised at the end too . . . there is no way you can see it coming'

'This was an absolute blinder and I loved it! Definite contender for my book club and one of my favourite reads this year!'

'Riveting and tense . . . Highly recommended'

'I couldn't put it down'

'I read psychological thrillers all the time and can nearly always guess the ending . . . but not with this book!'

'Terrifyingly well-written'

'This book is incredible . . . a unique story that has you hooked'

'Book arrived Friday afternoon and it was finished by the early hours of Sunday'

'Just when I thought I had a handle on all that was going on, the author threw me a curveball that left me reeling'

*

A tense and electrifying novel with a twist that will break your heart. Fans of In the Dark by Cara Hunter, The Girl Before by JP Delaney, The Last Thing She Told Me by Linda Green, Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan, The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd, Our Little Lies by Sue Watson and Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris will love this.

Biographical Notes

Louisa is a freelance copywriter, mum of a little boy and a keen runner, blogger and photographer. Turns out the combination of psychology and motherhood is a potent one. You can find her on Twitter: @paperclipgirl.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781409180203
  • Publication date: 31 Aug 2018
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Orion
'A hugely promising debut. Overturns every assumption you have at the beginning in a startling and clever twist' — Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close to Home
'I absolutely raced through it and couldn't put it down! It was so unsettling and had me holding my breath the whole time. And then that ending . . . it had me questioning everything! So clever and twisted and disturbing' — Elle Croft, bestselling author of The Guilty Wife
In a crowded thriller market, it's hard to stand out, but The Dream Wife by debut author Louisa de Lange pulls it off with a could-never-have-predicted-that-ending — Good Housekeeping
'A clever tale where things aren't what they seem . . . The real cleverness lies in the way the plot and those dreams weave together. This simple thriller-writing at its best' — Daily Mail
Orion

The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides
Authors:
Alex Michaelides

The 2019 thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film.'The perfect thriller' A. J. FINN, author of The Woman in the Window'A totally original psychological mystery' DAVID BALDACCI'Smart, sophisticated suspense' LEE CHILD'Absolutely brilliant' STEPHEN FRY'Highly recommended' C.J. TUDOR'Genuinely chilling' SHARON BOLTON'Impossible to put down' MARK EDWARDS'The definition of a page turner' JOHN MARRS'A neatly woven, intelligently written story' ALI LAND'One of the best thrillers I've read this year' CARA HUNTER**************ALICIAAlicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.THEOForensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought.And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?**********PRE-ORDER THE MOST ANTICIPATED THRILLER OF 2019 NOW!

Trapeze

The Boy

Tami Hoag
Authors:
Tami Hoag

'As good as Michael Connelly or Karin Slaughter at their best.' Mark Edwards * * * * *MOTHER. LIAR. MURDERER?In the sleepy Lousiana town of Bayou Breaux, a mother runs to her neighbour - bloody and hysterical. The police arrive to find Genevieve Gauthier cradling her seven-year-old son in her arms as he bleeds to death.Detective Nick Fourcade finds no evidence of a break-in. His partner Detective Annie Broussard is troubled by parts of Genevieve's story that don't make sense. Twenty four hours later teenager Nora Florette is reported missing. Local parents fear a maniac is preying on their children, and demand answers from the police.Fourcade and Broussard discover something shocking about Genevieve's past. She is both victim and the accused; a grieving mother and a woman with a deadly secret. Could she have something to do with the disappearance of teenager Nora Florette?If you're already a fan you'll love THE BOY. If you haven't read a Tami Hoag book yet: now is the perfect time to start.* * * * *PRAISE FOR TAMI HOAG'S BOOKS'A masterful tale of two colliding cases that become one tightly coiled plot, THE BITTER SEASON is Tami Hoag at her down and dirty best. Authentic, dark and intense, this is a portrait of flawed characters on both sides of the law that will surprise you and make you laugh as you double-lock your doors.' - Tess Gerritsen

Orion

Only a Mother

Elisabeth Carpenter
Authors:
Elisabeth Carpenter

ONLY A MOTHERErica Wright lives a quiet, lonely life in her two-bed end of terrace. Her front door hasn't been graffitied in more than a year but that's soon about to change - her son, Craig, is being released from prison. COULD BELIEVE HIM Local journalist, Luke Harding is determined to warn the public. As the person who covered the arrest and trial all those years ago, he knows the kind of predator Craig really is. COULD BURY THE TRUTHWhen Luke's worst fears are realised after a woman is attacked days after Craig's release, he becomes obsessed with trying to prove that Craig was behind it. COULD FORGIVE WHAT HE HAS DONE.Erica is worried, too - but how can a mother turn her back on her son? And how far will she go to protect him?(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018

Orion

Presumed Dead

Mason Cross
Authors:
Mason Cross

'Mason Cross is a fast-paced, high octane thriller writer.' Simon KernickTHENFifteen years ago, an unidentified killer terrorised northern Georgia, killing hikers with two shots from a pistol, before disposing of the bodies along the remote trails and in the rivers in the vicinity of Blood Mountain. The killer was never brought to justice. NOWCarter Blake has returned home for the first time in many years. The visit stirs old memories, including a girl from school who vanished without a trace. Blake runs into the mother of the girl, who mentions a case she's come across in Georgia, where someone is convinced their relative is still alive, fifteen years on. Adeline Connor was the Blood Mountain Killer's last suspected victim. She vanished without a trace.So why is her brother so convinced she's still alive?'One of the best new series characters since Jack Reacher' Lisa Gardner

Trapeze

Hangman

Daniel Cole
Authors:
Daniel Cole
Gollancz

Lies Sleeping

Ben Aaronovitch
Authors:
Ben Aaronovitch

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague - Lesley May - who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch . . .

Trapeze

Fierce Fairytales

Nikita Gill
Authors:
Nikita Gill

For readers who enjoyed Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, this empowering collection of stories, poems and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Gone are the gender stereotypes of obliging lovers, violent men and girls that need rescuing. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains and you'll meet brave princesses, a new kind of wolf lurking in the concrete jungle and a courageous Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own.

Trapeze

Beautiful Liars

Isabel Ashdown
Authors:
Isabel Ashdown
Orion

Bear Grylls: The Hunt

Bear Grylls
Authors:
Bear Grylls

THE HUNT IS ON FOR JAEGER 1945, and the Nazis' grand plans are in disarray. Defeat is imminent, so in a last attempt to protect their legacy, the high command hides their store of uranium deep underground, ready for them to fight another day.2018, and ex-SAS soldier Will Jaeger stumbles upon this horrible truth. But the uranium is missing and, when he learns his wife Ruth has also been kidnapped, he's certain the enemy is on the move once more.That much uranium in the wrong hands could devastate the world. It's up to Jaeger and his team to find it before their worst fears are realised. But the enemy is always one step ahead, pushing Jaeger to the limit of his endurance.The danger is real, and the people who hold Ruth have a score to settle. It's a race against time.And the clock is ticking . . . * * * * * * * *What readers say about Bear Grylls:'bloody brilliant! Absolute page turner, haven't been able to put it down' Goodreads review of Ghost Flight, 5 stars'Bond and Bourne have good company in Jaeger' Amazon review of Burning Angels, 5 stars 'Will resonate with fans of classic spy thrillers' Mail on Sunday'Great action and what an amazing story' Amazon review of Burning Angels, 5 stars 'watch out Dirk Pitt or Jack Reacher, there's a new man on the block' Goodreads review of Ghost Flight, 5 stars'Unputdownable!' Sir Ranulph Fiennes'will keep you reading well into the early hours of the morning' Goodreads review of Burning Angels'Will Jeager is James Bond on steroids' Goodreads review of Burning Angels, 5 stars'Couldn't stop reading this book, every lunch break I was reading away!' Amazon review of Ghost Flight, 5 stars'A gripping thriller set in the darkest of days' Jonathan Ross

W&N

Time is a Killer

Michel Bussi
Authors:
Michel Bussi

It is summer 1989 and fifteen-year-old Clotilde is on holiday with her parents in Corsica. On a twisty mountain road, their car comes off at a curve and plunges into a ravine. Only Clotilde survives.Twenty-seven years later, she returns to Corsica with her husband and their sulky teenage daughter. Clotilde wants the trip to do two things - to help exorcise her past, and to build a bridge between her and her daughter. But in the very place where she spent that summer all those years ago, she receives a letter. From her mother. As if she were still alive.As fragments of memory come back, Clotilde begins to question the past. And yet it all seems impossible - she saw the corpses of her mother, her father, her brother. She has lived with their ghosts. But then who sent this letter - and why?

Orion

Together

Julie Cohen
Authors:
Julie Cohen

RICHARD AND JUDY SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 2018'This big, clever, tender and twisty love story reminded me of One Day & The Time Traveler's Wife' Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said****Robbie and Emily they have been together for decades. Now, their joints are creaking and their eyesight is failing - but their love for each other is as fresh and fierce as the day they first met. They have had children and grandchildren, lived full and happy and intimate lives.But they have been keeping a secret since the day they met, when their lives changed forever. Over the years, the sacrifices and choices they made have sealed their fates together. Did they do the right thing? Read their story, and you decide.The perfect thought-provoking page-turner for anyone who has enjoyed Celete Ng's Little Fires Everywhere and Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.****Readers can't stop talking about TOGETHER'A bold, breathtaking and truly compelling love story, one that will stay with me for a long time'Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone'Julie Cohen's writing is powerful, moving and truly beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 'It takes a lot to tempt me from crime, but this is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I've read' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths 'Complex, compelling and beautiful, Together is the kind of novel that will stay with you forever' Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things'Cleverly-plotted and stunningly written, Julie Cohen's Together is a page-turner with real emotional punch' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything****A poignant, surprising love story told backwards over five decades, with a devastating secret at its heart.

Orion

Sleeper 13

Rob Sinclair
Authors:
Rob Sinclair

An action-packed and utterly gripping thriller from the bestselling author of The Enemy Series**************Smuggled to the Middle East as a child.Trained as one of the most elite insurgents of his generation. Forced to do things no one should, for a cause he couldn't believe in. But as his brothers were preparing to kill, he was looking for a way out. Now, on the eve of the deadliest coordinated attacks the world has ever seen, he finally has his chance. He will break free and hunt down those who made him a monster. He must draw on all his training to survive.He is SLEEPER 13.**************SLEEPER 13 is a fast-paced thriller filled with twists and turns and intrigue that will appeal to readers of big-hitting thrillers such as NOMAD, ORPHAN X, THE BOURNE IDENTITY and globe-trotting spy thriller I AM PILGRIM.

Gollancz

Zero Day

Ezekiel Boone
Authors:
Ezekiel Boone

The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer's theory that we need to kill only the queens?For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it's an easy answer. She's gone as far as she can-more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder - and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don't agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what can be more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?

Orion

The Liar

Steve Cavanagh
Authors:
Steve Cavanagh

***WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2018***A MISSING GIRL. A DESPERATE FATHER.A CASE WHICH WILL TEAR THEM APART.'Plotting that takes the breath away' Ian Rankin'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham* * * * *WHO IS DEADLIER ...Leonard Howell's worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. He can't rely on the cops, so Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back.THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH Eddie Flynn knows what it's like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld.... OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE?However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of the game have changed - and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth...?* * * * *An ingenious plot, gripping action and characters who leap off the page: discover why readers love Steve Cavanagh:'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search*If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:1. The Defence2. The Plea3. The Liar* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *

Orion

The Plea

Steve Cavanagh
Authors:
Steve Cavanagh

Your client is innocent. Your wife is guilty.Who would you fight for?*'Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year' John Connolly'A gripping thriller' Ian Rankin*When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to persuade him to testify against the firm.Eddie is not someone who is easily coerced, but when the FBI reveal that they have incriminating files on his wife, he knows he has no choice.But Eddie is convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the deal, Eddie must find a way to prove his client's innocence.But the stakes are high - his wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI . . .*Praise for race-against-time legal thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh:'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search*If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:1. The Defence2. The Plea3. The Liar4. Thirteen* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *

Orion

A Cornish Christmas Carol

Liz Fenwick
Authors:
Liz Fenwick
Orion

The Gods of Guilt

Michael Connelly
Authors:
Michael Connelly
Gollancz

Dead Ever After

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris
Gollancz

The Armageddon Rag

George R.R. Martin
Authors:
George R.R. Martin
Orion

The Traitor's Emblem

J.G. Jurado
Authors:
J.G. Jurado