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Imperfect Women: The blockbuster must-read novel of the year that everyone is talking about

Araminta Hall

7 Reviews

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Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Three women. Three best friends. Three tragic deaths.

The new novel from bestselling writer, Araminta Hall, author of OUR KIND OF CRUELTY.

YOU'D DO ANYTHING FOR YOUR FRIENDS. BUT WOULD YOU TELL THEM THE TRUTH?

'Love this book' Elisabeth Moss, star of The Handmaid's Tale
'Rare and complex' Marian Keyes
'A dark, delicious thriller. I loved it.' Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours
'Immersive and unsettling.' Sarah Vaughn, author of Anatomy of a Scandal
'I read this in no time. An excellent twist.' Dorothy Koomson, author of The Ice Cream Girls
'Beautifully written ... should not be missed' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife
'Immersive, intelligent and gripping' S.E. Lynes, author of Mother

Nancy, Eleanor and Mary met at college and have been friends ever since, through marriages, children and love affairs.

Eleanor is calm and driven, with a deep sense of responsibility, a brilliant career and a love of being single and free - despite her soft spot for her best friend's husband.

Mary is deeply intelligent with a love of learning, derailed by three children and a mean, demanding husband - she is now unrecognisable to herself and her friends.

Nancy is seemingly perfect: bright, beautiful and rich with an adoring husband and daughter - but beneath the surface her discontent is going to affect them all in terrible ways.

When Nancy is murdered, Eleanor and Mary must align themselves to uncover her killer. And as each of their stories unfold, they realise that there are many different truths to find, and many different ways to bring justice for those we love...

Everyone wants a perfect life. But there is no such thing...

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Praise for Imperfect Women: The blockbuster must-read novel of the year that everyone is talking about

  • Simply one of the most disturbing thrillers I've read in years. In short I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line. - Gillian Flynn on Our Kind of Cruelty

  • A propulsive and addictive study of the darkness of obsessive love. I was completely gripped from the first word to the last. - Lisa Jewell on Our Kind of Cruelty

  • As merciless a thriller as I've ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished. - AJ Finn on Our Kind of Cruelty

  • Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive. I couldn't put this down. - Emma Flint on Our Kind of Cruelty

  • Toxic love, obsession, and the unflinching unravelling of a mind. Scarily plausible, a great read. - Ali Land on Our Kind of Cruelty

  • A psychological thriller in the truest sense of the word: a thoughtful examination of the psyche of three credible women with baggage and flaws. So much will resonate: not least Hall's exploration of gender politics and motherhood. At points I was folding pages repeatedly. Deeply unsettling. Recommended. - Sarah Vaughn

  • A brilliant exploration of the secrets and hidden lives womn create for themselves as they try to navigate their way through life. The friendships are real and touching, the relationships are consuming and passionate. I read this in no time and really enjoyed the pace, flow and insights Araminta writes about. A fabulous novel of modern love, life and people, with an excellent twist. - Dorothy Koomson

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