Wife After Wife
deliciously entertaining and addictive, the perfect beach read
- 45,00 kr
- 45,00 kr
Glamour, infidelity, murder . . .
Ruthless, devilishly handsome businessman Harry Rose is head of Rose Corporation, No. 18 on the Forbes rich list, and recently married to wife number six. But now, with his business in the spotlight and his love life under scrutiny, Harry's perfect world has the potential to come crashing to the ground.
From eighties young gun to noughties billionaire, there's a reason why Harry's many wives have found him impossible to resist. But behind the money, sex and glamour lies a truer tale of infidelity, conspiracy and murder . . .
Based on the trials and tribulations of the most infamous historical playboy of them all, Henry VIII, this tale of glamour and serial monogamy will leave you wickedly entertained.
Why readers love Wife After Wife:
'A delicious read for anyone looking to sink into a big juicy story about love, lust, betrayal and other unfortunate consequences of the heart' Renée Rosen, bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer
'An ingenious concept with a perfect anti-hero and addictive plot - I loved it!' Francesca Hornak, author of Seven Days of Us
'There's a reason why Harry's many wives have found him impossible to resist . . . brilliant!' Women's Way
'This tale of glamour and serial monogamy will leave you deliciously entertained' Female.com.au
'This book is absolutely amazing . . . scandalous and rich! Definitely worth adding to the summer read list!' Netgalley review
'I loved it. It's a beautifully written contemporary novel that I just could not put down. Five stars and it deserves every one!' Netgalley review
Hayfield recasts the saga of Henry VIII's many marriages in contemporary London in her ambitious if underwhelming adult debut (after the middle grade Spine-Tinglers series). Alternating between flashbacks from bitter, middle-aged media mogul Harry Rose and several women who married him, the tale traces Harry's destructive romances as he rises up the ranks of the Rose Corp. In 1985, the handsome and charismatic Harry marries his pregnant girlfriend, Katie Paragon. Later, while she struggles with the loss of their stillborn daughter, Harry begins a series of affairs. Katie, a Catholic, initially refuses to divorce him, but he determines to marry Ana Lyebon, a new Rose hire, in 1992. Harry's second marriage endures until the new millennium, when Ana catches wind of his infidelity and demands a divorce, along with half of Harry's assets, leading him to set in motion a plan that results in her death ("You give me nod, I make problem go away," a Russian associate tells him, though Harry doubts his sincerity). He quickly marries his secretary, Janette, with whom he'd been carrying on for years. When a journalist's expos hints at the truth about what happened to Ana, Harry must reevaluate his personal relationships. While Hayfield's transposing of a tyrannical king into the form of a media mogul doesn't go smoothly, the strong characterizations of modern women caught up in an age-old story of men behaving badly are impressive. Readers, however, will long for a sharper, more incisive take on romantic workplace entanglements.