The Wife Stalker (Hardcover)
Harper, 9780062967282, 320pp.
Publication Date: May 19, 2020
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (5/19/2020)
The bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish returns with a psychological thriller, filled with chilling serpentine twists, about a woman fighting to hold onto the only family she’s ever loved—and how far she’ll go to preserve it.
Breezing into the tony seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent.
Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo returns to his charming, energetic self, paying attention again to Evie and Stelli, the children they both love beyond measure, Joanna is shocked to discover that it’s not her loving support that’s sparked his renewed happiness—it’s something else.
Piper. Leo has fallen head over heels for the flaky, New Age-y newcomer, and unrepentant and resolute, he’s more than willing to leave her behind, along with everything they’ve built. Of course, he assures her, she can still see the children.
Joanna is devastated—and determined to find something, anything, to use against this woman who has stolen her life and her true love. As she digs deeper into Piper’s past, Joanna begins to unearth disturbing secrets . . . but when she confides to her therapist that she fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, her concerns are dismissed as paranoia. Can she find the proof she needs in time to save them?
About the Author
Praise For The Wife Stalker: A Novel…
— Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Inside
“The Wife Stalker is a daring, dastardly story with complex characters and a sinister plot. A read-through-the-night thriller that mesmerizes to the final page. An absolute must for your 2020 list!”
— Samantha Downing, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife
“An Addictive & Thrilling Follow-Up To 'The Last Mrs. Parrish'”
— Bustle, on The Last Time I Saw You
“Increasingly ingenious twists...Constantine expertly ratchets up the tension.”
— Publishers Weekly, on The Last Time I Saw You
"An absorbing tale . .. fans of Gone Girl and its successors will appreciate an ending that puts a pricey shoe on one foot and then changes it again . . . and again.”
— Booklist, on The Last Time I Saw You
“Murder, threats and forgotten friendships come together in this thriller, from the author of the 2018 hit book The Last Mrs. Parrish.”
— Newsweek, “Best Books of 2019 So Far,” on The Last Time I Saw You
“From murder and madness to secrets and fraught family relationships, the non-stop glitz gives this tale soapy sheen that makes for perfect escapist summer reading.”
— New York Journal of Books on The Last Time I Saw You
“Elegantly constructed. . . . [A] terrific tale of brooding noir that echoes Patricia Highsmith and her classic Ripley series, as complex as it is ambitious.”
— Providence Journal on The Last Time I Saw You
“A fun and fast-paced psychological thriller about two determined women who play a high stakes game of deception that only one can win.”
— Reese Witherspoon on The Last Mrs. Parrish
“[A] wicked debut thriller… you’ll relish every diabolical turn.”
— People on The Last Mrs. Parrish
“Utterly irresistible. . . . The Last Mrs. Parrish pivots on an enormous and satisfying twist. . . . the pages keep flying, flying, flying by.”
— USA Today on The Last Mrs. Parrish