The Last Wife

The Last Wife

‘This was SOME read. Now I know what it means when people say a book was unputdownable. I just had to finish this in one sitting. It was just too good to wait until the next day… You will NOT want to miss this... Ten stars definitely!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

Trusting his family was her first mistake.

All Ria ever wanted was a family. Growing up alone in foster care, she imagined just how it would be. So when she fell in love with Grayson and had their daughter Shelley, she was determined to make his family love her too. She knew she’d never fit in with her glamorous sisters-in-law, or at the exclusive picture-perfect Chicago parties her mother-in-law threw, but with Grayson’s arm around her waist she tried her best to be a Parker.

Everything changed when Grayson disappeared.

Until one morning, Grayson leaves the house for work and never comes home. Left to raise Shelley alone, Ria is forced to turn to her husband’s family, to let her intimidating mother-in-law into her life, allow her to babysit Shelley, and accept her financial support. She tries to ignore the feeling that her sisters-in-law never thought she was good enough. They say they have no idea what happened to Grayson, and she tries very hard to believe them.

But Ria is about to learn that every Parker wife has secrets.

And protecting her daughter might come at a terrible price…

Utterly compelling, The Last Wife is an emotionally-charged novel about what one woman will do to survive. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Kerry Fisher and The Other Woman.

Readers love The Last Wife!
‘I was hooked from the thrilling prologue straight through to that jaw-dropping finale!... Drew me in and left me craving for more… Domestic suspense that'll easily have you swiping your night away.’ Misty’s Corner Reviews, 5 stars

‘WOW. I cannot say enough about this book! This book was the definition of a page turner – the plot twists kept me hooked up until the very end! Goodreads reviewer

‘What an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. Had my attention from start to finish. plenty of suspense and twists and turns. Just when I thought I had it figured out I was proven wrong.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Gripped right from the start, I couldn’t turn the pages on my kindle fast enough. Everything immediately drew me in… Taken on a wild addictive ride and what a bloody great ride it is!... Wickedly twisted, highly addictive, utterly deceptive and I absolutely loved it!Once Upon A Time Book Blog, 5 stars

Wow. Just wow. From beginning to end you had no idea where this book was going… This is a must read book… At one point you are yelling at the book because darn it tell me, the ending had me shook. I was quaking. Definitely not what I was expecting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Deliciously good! I could hardly put it down. The family dynamics in this salacious drama feel like the best reality show mixed with a soap opera… I highly recommend this book to anyone.

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    The Last Wife Reviews

  • Suzy

    3.5 Stars - Rounded up! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Last Wife was the first Nicola Marsh book I’ve read. While it wasn’t completely awesome, it was an entertaining thriller!Slow burns really aren...

  • Mark

    Nicola Marsh has published 70 books and sold 8 million copies worldwide this coupled with my enjoyment of ‘The Scandal’ the first book I had read by her earlier this year meant the expectations we...

  • Tammie

    The Last Wife, a mystery/thriller, was a solid 3 stars. The book centers around main character Ria- a single mother and journalist. The mystery starts when Ria is sent an anonymous email threatening t...

  • Natalia  R

    Five years after her husband's disappearance, an anonymous person emails Ria Parker shocking secrets about her wealthy and seemingly perfect in-laws, the Parker family. Then, bizarre accidents start h...

  • Pauline

    When Ria's husband walks out on her she is left to look after her five year old daughter. She is now working as a reporter on a magazine She still visits her husbands family regularly and her wealthy ...

  • Amanda McGill

    I wasn't a huge fan of The Last Wife since I had no idea what this novel was trying to achieve. Rita is perfect in every way and can do no wrong. Rita gets an email that threatens to expose her ex-hus...

  • S

    You do NOT want to read The Last Wife, I’m surprised it’s even getting published. It’s really that bad.I can’t think of a single positive thing to say to start my review. When I started readin...

  • Robin Loves Reading

    Ria Parker has no choice but to be a single mother to ten-year old Shelley. Five years ago, her husband walked out on them. Although not particularly close to her in-laws, Ria remained a part of the f...

  • Shalini

    I was down with severe dizziness and ill-health and this book anchored me. I needed a book which would take me away from the pain of it all. And Nicola Marsh did it with this family suspense. Her word...

  • Fiction Addition Angela

    Ria has been a single mum for five years after her husband disappeared five years ago. She’s a hard working Mother who has to look out for her daughter and although she could be financially secure t...