The Second Husband
by Kate White
June 28, 2022
Available in: Hardcover, Audio, e-Book, Trade Size
A woman’s seemingly perfect second marriage is rocked by a discovery about the death of her first husband in this twisty psychological thriller from Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author whom Entertainment Weekly called “impossible to outwit.“
Recovering from the unsolved murder of her first husband, Derrick, thirtysomething Emma Hawke has built a new life with Tom, a handsome, successful, and loving widower who finally makes her feel safe again.
Then one day a police detective shows up at their house on the Connecticut shore, asking questions about Derrick’s death. Emma was sure she’d been cleared in the days after the tragedy. So why is law enforcement taking another look now—and questioning the timing of her relationship with Tom? She hadn’t even met him until after Derrick’s death.
Then Emma is shocked to discover that, in fact, she and her second husband attended the same business dinner two months before Derrick’s murder. Did Tom, unbeknownst to Emma, spot her there? Could he have set his sights on her and orchestrated a plan to make her his wife, whatever the cost?
With twists and turns all the way to the last page, this fast-paced, expertly plotted novel will have you asking that age-old question: how well do you really know the ones you love?
Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels of suspense: six standalone psychological thrillers, including Have You Seen Me? (2020) and eight Bailey Weggins mysteries. Her first mystery, Even If It Kills Her, was a Kelly Ripa Book Club pick and #1 bestseller on Amazon. Her most recent Bailey Weggins mystery, Such a Perfect Wife (2109), was nominated for an International Thriller Writer Award. Kate's books have been published in countries around the world. She is also the editor of the Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, a collection of recipes from the field's top-selling authors. In addition to writing mysteries and thrillers, Kate is the author of several bestselling career books, including The Gutsy Girl Handbook:Your Manifesto for Success,as well as I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve. Before becoming a full-time novelist, she had a very successful career in the magazine business and was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan for fourteen years.