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Beware the Woman : The twisty, unputdownable new thriller about family secrets for 2023 by the New York Times bestselling author, Hardback Book

Beware the Woman : The twisty, unputdownable new thriller about family secrets for 2023 by the New York Times bestselling author Hardback



From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott, a chilling and compulsive novel about a family holiday that takes a terrifying turn. CHOSEN AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, NPR AND THE TABLET'Splendidly tense and atmospheric - a contemporary Rebecca' MAIL ON SUNDAY'A novel of almost unbearable tension' IRISH TIMES'Stunningly twisty' ASHLEY AUDRAIN, author of The Push*******************************************************************Newly married and with a baby on the way, Jacy has everything she ever wanted.

When she and her husband, Jed, go to visit his father in his remote cottage, Jacy feels bathed in love by Dr. Ash, if less so by his housekeeper, the enigmatic Mrs. Brandt. Then Jacy has a health scare. Swiftly, all eyes are on Jacy's condition, and whispers about Jed's long-dead mother seem to be intruding upon the present.

As the days pass, Jacy feels trapped in the cottage, her body under the looking glass.

But are her fears founded or is this -as is suggested to her-a stubborn refusal to take necessary precautions to protect her unborn child?

The dense woods surrounding the cottage are full of dangers, but are the greater ones inside?'Abbott ratchets up the menace towards an unexpected ending in a claustrophobic chiller about how men deny women agency' GUARDIAN'Sultry, subversive, shades of Rebecca ...

I loved it' HARRIET TYCE, author of It Ends at Midnight'Feverish, razor sharp, and pulsing with dread' RILEY SAGER, author of The House Across the Lake'Spectacular.

Her best yet. Kind of Rosemary's Baby meets Rebecca. Nobody, but nobody does creeping dread like she does' SAM BAKER'The most interesting crime writer in the US today' AN WILSON


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