The Dictator's Wife
Author : Freya Berry
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Number of pages: 432
'A captivating story of women's power, love and secrets' LARA PRESCOTT
'Compelling, atmospheric. It's BRILLIANT' MARIAN KEYES
ONE WOMAN KNOWS THE TRUTH. CAN YOU TRUST HER TO TELL IT?
Laura flies to her parents' homeland for the defence case of her life. Facing trial is Marija Popa, 'the Black Widow'; a constant at her husband's side until the day his people rose up and executed him. Beautiful and beguiling, Marija insists she knew nothing of her husband's dark affairs.
For Laura, the case has a personal meaning. Her mother has never spoken of the horrors she witnessed under the old regime, and remains a shadow of the woman she used to be. As Laura prepares for the trial, she realises that to find the truth, she must enter the web of the dictator's wife. But what secrets lie within?
A BBC 2 BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK.
THE NEW EUROPEAN'S BEST FICTION PICK OF THE YEAR 2022.