Sheila O’Flanagan’s compelling novel THE MISSING WIFE, published in paperback on 9 March, has been a bestselling success in its first full of week of sale, shooting to the Number One bestseller spot in Ireland and Number Four in the Sunday Times Paperback Fiction Bestseller list.
THE MISSING WIFE was hugely popular amongst O’Flanagan’s fans when it was released by Headline in 2016, and broke the bestselling Irish writer’s already impressive record for the number of weeks in Ireland’s Top 5.
Set in the sunny south of France, this engrossing novel charts the story of a woman determined to escape, the man who wants to find her, and the friends and family unaware of the dark truth behind her flight.
When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince?
What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her...
Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?
THE MISSING WIFE will be published in the US in February 2018 by Grand Central, and rights are already sold in several foreign markets including Czech Republic, Russia, Estonia and Germany, where Insel will publish.
Praise for THE MISSING WIFE:
‘Another first class bestseller. I read the book in one sitting as it was so enjoyable, full of romance and kept you riveted until the last page. A must for all Sheila's fans’ – Woman's Way
‘A smart and twisty yarn’ – Heat
‘O'Flanagan's lightness of touch and gentle characterisations have produced another fine read; an ideal addition to that summer holiday.’ – Sunday Express
‘A lovely book that will keep you guessing right up until the end.’ – Bella
‘Insightful, witty and full of fun... This is touching, tense and clever writing.’ – Irish Independent
‘This GONE GIRL-esque novel will have you gripped until the very end **** - Look
‘Must-read’ – Express
Sheila O’Flanagan is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, including THE MISSING WIFE, MY MOTHER’S SECRET, IF YOU WERE ME, ALL FOR YOU (winner of the Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award) and BAD BEHAVIOUR, as well as the bestselling short story collections DESTINATIONS, CONNECTIONS and A SEASON TO REMEMBER. In 2016 Hodder Children’s Books published THE CRYSTAL RUN, her first book for younger readers and the paperback is due out in May 2017, with the follow-up THE CRYSTAL RUN: SHIELD OF LIES out in 2018.
In 2003 she received the prestigious Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Award. She lives in Dublin with her husband.