''A thrillingly suspenseful novel that reveals its riches, layers and secrets through effortlessly elegant prose . . . I was hooke...
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''A thrillingly suspenseful novel that reveals its riches, layers and secrets through effortlessly elegant prose . . . I was hooked right through to the shocking end '' BERNARDINE EVARISTO '' Obsessed '' KERRY WASHINGTON ''A shimmering success'' DIANA EVANS Nicole Oruwari has the perfect life: a handsome husband, a palatial house in the heart of Lagos and a glamorous group of friends. She left London and a troubled family past behind to become part of a community of expat wives. But when Nicole disappears without a trace after a boat trip, the cracks in her so-called perfect life start to show. As the investigation turns up nothing but dead ends, her aunt Claudine flies to Nigeria to take matters into her own hands. As she digs into her niece''s life, she uncovers a hidden truth. But the more she finds out about Nicole, the more Claudine''s own buried history threatens to come to light.
Auteur Vanessa Walters was born and raised in London. She has a background in international journalism and playwriting and is a Tin House and Millay Arts resident. She is the author of two previous YA books and The Lagos Wife. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Film rights for The Lagos Wife have been optioned by HBO.