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The New Wife

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529430394

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 20th July 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘Unputdownable’ MICK HERRON
‘Fast-paced and exhilarating, you’ll be hooked’ HEAT
‘A summer read which exudes menace’ SARAH VAUGHAN

‘Mysterious, suspenseful and suffused with paranoia’ ALEX MICHAELIDES

When Finn Hensen gets a call from his sister Jess to say their father has died, neither is heartbroken. Their parents divorced many years ago, after which their father, Jimmy, continued to live a bohemian lifestyle in sun-soaked Mallorca.

Ownership of his beautiful but dilapidated farmhouse in the mountains now passes to Finn and his sister. The only problem is that Jimmy recently remarried and his new wife, Ruensa, is still living there.

The pair agree that Finn should go to Mallorca and tactfully take possession of their inheritance. When he arrives, however, Finn is surprised to find that Finca Siquia has been completely transformed into a chic Mediterranean bolthole by Ruensa and her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Roze. The Spanish police, meanwhile, are asking awkward questions about Jimmy’s death . . .

Are Ruensa and Roze the helpless victims of circumstance? Or will they stop at nothing to get Finca Siquia for themselves?

‘Engrossing’ SHARON BOLTON
‘Gripping’ CLOSER
‘A sun-soaked sizzler’ VICTORIA SELMAN

‘First-class’ DAILY MAIL

‘Phenomenal’ GLAMOUR


‘Completely original and gripping5* reader review

‘Dark and unputdownable5* reader review

‘Had me on the edge of my seat at all times!’ 5* reader review

Kept me guessing right til the end’ 5* reader review

Thrilling and absorbing’ 5* reader review


Like Daphne du Maurier he sustains the ambiguity deftly and deliciously - whenever a resolution looks imminent, a new development preserves the enigma
Sunday Times
Charming and engrossing from the outset, but with a creeping and deeply unsettling sense of menace. I loved the Du Maurier vibes
Sharon Bolton
I loved it. JP Delaney has a gift for the unputdownable story ... One twist in particular left me open-mouthed. Brilliant stuff. This'll be in a lot of holiday luggage come the summer
Mick Herron
A characteristically unsettling thriller with an unreliable narrator who reels you in and a twist that made me pivot. With its sultry Mallorcan setting and du Maurier allusions, this is a summer read which exudes menace and is crying out for a TV adaptation
Sarah Vaughan
The tension ratchets up to boiling point in this sun-soaked sizzler about a man struggling to do what's right when everything around him is very wrong
Victoria Selman
Captivating, disturbing, and shocking . . . I enjoyed every minute of it
Samantha Downing
As accomplished as du Maurier and just as unsettling
Cara Hunter
A sun-soaked, pacy beach read
The i
Crime Monthly
Another winner from J P Delaney
Belfast Telegraph
Finn must decide whether the duo are victims of circumstance or utterly ruthless in this tense, twisty thriller
Fast-paced and exhilarating, you'll be hooked!
Such a phenomenal summer holiday read. Think The White Lotus meets The Housewives of Beverly Hills . . . this is a gripping and sophisticated thriller that will have you racing through the pages
The king of psychological thrillers . . . Delaney's labyrinthine plotting again keeps the reader guessing, with twists and turns in plentiful supply. Gripping to the very end, The New Wife is a compelling and brilliant read
Hot Press
Another terrific book from a first-class writer
Daily Mail
Subtle, beguiling, twisted
SAGA Magazine
An addictive read
Woman's Own
Mysterious, suspenseful, and suffused with paranoia; I read The New Wife in one sitting, and I couldn't put this sinister book down
Alex Michaelides