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  • Published: 17th February 2022
  • Agent: James Wills

The Dictator’s Wife

Freya Berry

Who do you believe?

Young London lawyer Laura flies to her parents’ homeland for the most important defence case of her life. On trial is Marija Popa, the widow of a murdered dictator, who created fear and division in his impoverished Eastern Bloc country, hiding untold riches for himself and his family.

For Laura, the case is an opportunity to make sense of her blighted childhood and her broken relationship with her mother, who will not speak about her old life under the regime. But Laura is distracted by the enigmatic Marija, who claims she knew nothing of her husband’s dark affairs.

As Laura is led deeper into her investigation of the past, she realises that to uncover the truth, she must draw closer to the dictator’s wife. But does danger lie there?

“A gripping and moving debut.

Harlan Coben
“Compelling, atmospheric. It's BRILLIANT!”
Marian Keyes
“A gripping, intelligent, utterly-of-the-moment thriller. ”
Emma Stonex, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS
“A remarkable new talent.”
Anthony Horowitz