The Two Mrs. Carlyles (Hardcover)

By Suzanne Rindell

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 9780525539209, 432pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2020

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A suspenseful and page-turning descent into obsession, love, and murder in the wake of San Francisco's most deadly earthquake--and Suzanne Rindell's most haunting novel since her acclaimed debut The Other Typist

Which wife holds the darker secret?

San Francisco, 1906. Violet is one of three people grateful for the destruction of the big earthquake. It leaves her and her two best friends unexpectedly wealthy--if the secret that binds them together stays buried beneath the rubble. Fearing discovery, the women strike out on their own, and orphaned, wallflower Violet reinvents herself.

When a whirlwind romance with the city's most eligible widower, Harry Carlyle, lands her in a luxurious mansion as the second Mrs. Carlyle, it seems like her dreams of happiness and love have come true. But all is not right in the Carlyle home, and Violet soon finds herself trapped by the lingering specter of the first Mrs. Carlyle, and by the inescapable secrets of her own violent history.

About the Author

Suzanne Rindell is the author of The Other Typist, Three-Martini Lunch, and Eagle & Crane. She earned her Ph.D. in literature from Rice University and currently lives in San Francisco, California.

Praise For The Two Mrs. Carlyles

"Sizzles with tension from its first pages to its last . . . In a lushly imagined tribute to Daphne du Maurier and Charlotte Brontë, Rindell fills her historical Gold Coast with brooding bachelors, arsenic victims, and unquiet spirits." —Lyndsay Faye, author of Jane Steele

“Evil is endlessly imaginative and such dark fun, whether set in 1906 or today. The Two Mrs. Carlyles makes that abundantly clear.” —Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle and the Sneaky Pie mystery series