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The Widower: He promised, until death do us part

Christobel Kent

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

A deathly tale of sisterly devotion. The new gothic suspense novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Richard and Judy favourite The Loving Husband

He promised, until death do us part.

When bossy, loving, sensible Kate dies suddenly, her little sister Rose dutifully returns from a carefree life abroad to help Kate's widower and the two children Rose has never met. But she is unsettled to see no trace of her warm-hearted sister in the remote, dilapidated house, nor in Kate's cold, distant partner, Evan.

After stumbling across a message that only her sister could have left for her, Rose's unease around the circumstances of Kate's death turns to open suspicion, but she knows better than to ask the grieving widower for answers.

Determined to discover the truth of her sister's terrible last days, Rose has no choice but to keep looking. Eventually, she senses, the dark house will give up its secrets. But she is not prepared to admit that whoever threatened Kate's life might now be coming after her...

Praise for Christobel Kent and her novels:
'A highly superior slice of domestic noir' Mail on Sunday
'Spooky, gripping and affecting' Louise Doughty, author of Apple Tree Yard
'Echoes of Christie and du Maurier' Sunday Times
'Beautifully tense' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
'Gorgeous evocative writing' Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said

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Praise for The Widower: He promised, until death do us part

  • Christobel Kent is one of our most assured thriller writers. The Loving Husband is a perfectly paced and plotted novel - Good Housekeeping

  • Packed with well-drawn characters, full of atmosphere, twists, turns and menace, this dark psychological chiller has an ending that leaves the heart pounding - Choice on The Loving Husband

  • The escalating fear in this female-in-jeopardy gripper is balanced with real emotional heft - Sunday Times on The Day She Disappeared

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Christobel Kent

Christobel Kent was born in London and educated at Cambridge. She has lived variously in Essex, London and Italy. Her childhood included several years spent on a Thames sailing barge in Maldon, Essex with her father, stepmother, three siblings and four step-siblings. She now lives in both Cambridge and Florence with her husband and five children.

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