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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780751575163

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 3rd August 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE meets THE STEPFORD WIVES in the spectacular new novel from the New York Times bestselling author Chandler Baker.


Behind every successful woman . . . there’s a secret worth KILLING for

‘A howl of feminist rage, but one that is pure fun’ STYLIST


‘Honest, timely, and completely thrilling’ REESE WITHERSPOON
‘Furious and relevant’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘Slick, smart, fierce’ SARAH VAUGHAN
Chandler Baker is the queen of the feminist thriller‘ SALLY HEPWORTH
Incredible . . . it made me angry in the best possible way‘ JESSICA MOOR
The Husbands may just save your marriage‘ CELIA WALDEN

‘A howl of feminist rage, but also one that is pure fun’ Stylist

The wives here are different. They are living proof that women can have it all: successful careers, loving families, beautiful homes.
Their husbands are different too. They are living proof that men can do just as much as women. They can remember the kids’ schedules, use an iron and notice when the house needs dusting.
Nora thinks she’s found the perfect new home for her family. But when she agrees to get involved in a wrongful death case in the neighbourhood, Nora becomes convinced that there’s a dark secret at the heart of this perfect world.
For these women, it seems the secret to having it all is worth killing for . . .

‘This gender-swapping Stepford Wives story is as creepy as it is delicious’ Good Housekeeping



‘A book that stays with you’ Woman & Home
‘A thought-provoking read’ Good Housekeeping
‘A brilliant read’ Reader Review
‘Chandler Baker is now one of my must-read authors‘ Reader Review
‘A barnstorming modern novel’ Evening Standard
‘Witty and timely and will make you cheer for sisterhood’ Red Magazine

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This gender-swapping Stepford Wives story is as creepy as it is delicious
Good Housekeeping
Soon to become a film, this clever novel is well worth a read and perfect for book clubs
Belfast Telegraph
Chandler Baker, queen of the feminist thriller, has delivered once again! The Husbands is a poignant exploration of what it would take for women to have it all ... and it's as sobering as you might imagine. My head is still spinning. I can already hear the book club discussions!
Sally Hepworth
The deviously dark twists keep the reader hooked until the shocking climax
An utterly addictive page-turner
Daily Mail
Every weary wife needs to read this book. You'll belly laugh in recognition, sob in recognition - but ultimately, The Husbands may just save your marriage
Celia Walden
Incredible. . . The Husbands expresses a truth that needed to be articulated, that will resonate with every woman I know. It made me angry in the best way.
Jessica Moor
Every once in a while there's a book that stays with you - whether the subject resonates, makes you think or quite simply shocks. The Husbands does all that, and more.
Woman & Home