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Publisher's Summary

The Top 10 New York Times best seller. 

A girl looking for love....

When Jane, a broke dog-walker newly arrived in town, meets Eddie Rochester, she can’t believe her luck. Eddie is handsome, rich and lives alone in a beautiful mansion since the tragic death of his beloved wife a year ago.

A man who seems perfect....

Eddie can give Jane everything she’s always wanted: stability, acceptance and a picture-perfect life.

A wife who just won’t stay buried....

But what Jane doesn’t know is that Eddie is keeping a secret - a big secret. And when the truth comes out, the consequences are far more deadly than anyone could ever have imagined.... 

A delicious twist on a gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs is perfect for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware and Shari Lapena.         

©2021 Rachel Hawkins (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"I was completely blown away by The Wife Upstairs. This is a compulsive, irresistible retelling of Jane Eyre with a modern, noir twist - and wow, does it work." (Samantha Downing, best-selling author of My Lovely Wife)

"A sharp, fresh twist on a classic in this darkly funny, suspenseful story of murder, ambition and love. Creepy and fast-paced...kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page to the very last." (Best-selling author Megan Miranda)

"The Wife Upstairs is everything I’d hoped - sharp, smart, tricky and fast-paced." (Kelly Harms, author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler)

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  • Dina
  • 11-01-2021

Enjoyed story but not the narration.

I enjoyed the story but I didn't enjoy the narration. Her voice didn't feel right to me and it made me dislike Jane more than I feel I would have if I had read the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-01-2021

clever

superb thoroughly enjoyed this book. Got lost in the deep south. wish I was starting it again.

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  • Sarah Morley
  • 13-01-2021

Such a great surprise of a story!

l thought The Wife Upstairs was brilliant.
When l first starting listening to the audiobook l thought I'd made a mistake and should have got the physical book. l judged the narrator too quickly and in the end l thought she was fantastic.

There were so many twists and turns. Even when you think the plot twists are over there is another surprise.

l was really invested in the characters. Honestly l listened to the book in one day because l enjoyed it so much!

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