June 2021 Fiction & Entertainment General Titles

The Dead Husband: A Novel Carter Wilson


Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Jul 2021 | Poisoned Pen | 9781728225081 | 400pp | 209x139mm | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

A murderer, a victim, and a witness... but no one in this house is innocent Twenty years ago an unspeakable tragedy rocked Rose Yates's small, affluent hometown... and only Rose and her family know the truth about what happened. Haunted by guilt, Rose escaped into a new life. Now she seems to have it all: a marriage, a son, a career. And then her husband is found dead. As far as Detective Colin Pearson is concerned, Rose is guilty. Her marriage wasn't as happy as she'd led everyone to believe, and worse, she's connected to a twenty-year-old cold case. She can play the part of the victim, but he won't let her or her family escape justice this time around. Grieving her husband and struggling to make ends meet, Rose returns home, hoping to finally confront her domineering father and unstable sister. But memories of a horrific crime echo through the house, and Rose soon learns that she can't trust anyone, especially not the people closest to her. From USA Today bestselling author Carter Wilson comes a story of deception, hereditary sin, and what we'll do to protect our own.

'A rich family with shocking secrets in an affluent small town, Carter Wilson's The Dead Husband is Succession meets Big Little Lies, and I loved every bit of it. This marvellously crafted thriller is the perfect escape, so find a quiet spot and sink in — you'll be glad you did.' — Jennifer Hillier, award-winning author of Jar of Hearts and Little Secrets