Everyone brings baggage to a new relationship.
When Alex met Natalie she changed his life. After the tragic death of his first wife, which left him a single parent to teenage daughter Jade, he's determined to build a happy family.
But his new-found happiness is shattered when the family home is gutted by fire and his loyalties are unexpectedly tested. Jade insists she saw a man in the house on the night of the fire; Natalie denies any knowledge of such an intruder.
Alex is faced with an impossible choice- to believe his wife or his daughter? And as Natalie's story unravels, Alex realises that his wife has a past he had no idea about, a past that might yet catch up with her.
But this time, the past could be deadly . . .
Praise for Rebecca Fleet-
'This is very much a heart-thumping, read-in-one-sitting story, and absolutely delivers on its smart and original hook' Heat
'A fantastic thriller - dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it.' Lee Child
'An enthralling thriller that lives up to its chilling premise.' Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer
'Rebecca Fleet has created a perfectly contained cast of credible characters in a story so intriguing that you will be guessing right up to the last page. And it's beautifully written too. I loved this book.' Liz Nugent, author of Lying in Wait
'Dark, smart, sexy, gripping, totally brilliant.' Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said
'Sinister and compelling' Woman & Home
'You'll be whipping through the pages' Stylist
Rebecca Fleet lives in London and works in Windsor. Her debut thriller, The House Swap, was published in 2018 to great acclaim. The Second Wife is her eagerly anticipated second thriller.
She's part of the family now. For better - and for worse . . . In this dark, menacing thriller, Rebecca Fleet shows us a suspenseful, twisty yet emotionally devastating portrait of a family in turmoil.