The Lagos Wife

The Lagos Wife

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 29/02/2024
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The Lagos Wife
Part beachy thriller, part Nigerian lit
In The Lagos Wife we follow Nicole, a Londoner in Nigeria, and her estranged aunt, Claudine, who is investigating her disappearance. This could be yet anot... READ MORE
Hannah at Hanley

Synopsis

'I was hooked right through to the shocking end' BERNARDINE EVARISTO'An excellent read' GUARDIAN'Big Little Lies meets The White Lotus' GOOD MORNING AMERICA'Beautifully written, immersive, thought-provoking' MARIAN KEYES'A gripping mystery, a portrait of an exhilarating but perilous city and a nuanced examination of clashing cultures' FINANCIAL TIMES'Obsessed' KERRY WASHINGTON'A shimmering success' DIANA EVANSTHE PERFECT WIFE. THE PERFECT MURDER.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.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529153262
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 437g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 31 mm

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The Lagos Wife
Betrayal and secrets are universal
I lived in Africa for some years (and loved it) but kept missing out on trips to Nigeria, so was keen to read The Lagos Wife. This depiction of the affluen... READ MORE
Jayne Southern
The Lagos Wife
A slow read.
This book is told from two perspectives, Nicole who goes missing and Claudine her aunt who travels to Nigeria to find her. it works quite well, although I ... READ MORE
Martha Brindley
The Lagos Wife
Compelling
I really enjoyed this book. Hearing from the different characters in the first person was something I really liked. I never felt I knew which way this boo... READ MORE
Gabrielle Wright
The Lagos Wife
An ok read.
This book is told from two perspectives, Nicole who goes missing and Claudine her aunt who travels to Nigeria to find her. it works quite well, although I ... READ MORE
Martha Brindley
The Lagos Wife
Fascinating thriller
I read an eARC of this book so thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley. This was a fascinating read and I flew through this. It was so compelli... READ MORE
Jennifer Charlton
The Lagos Wife
A Book of Two Halves
3.5 stars. This was a book of two halves for me - I found the first half slow and difficult to get into but I'm glad I carried on reading as I enjoyed the ... READ MORE
Kerry Young
The Lagos Wife
interesting insight into Lagos
An interesting insight into Lagos, its culture and norms, albeit 10 years ago. I enjoyed the contrasting UK and Nigerian narratives and the highlighting of... READ MORE
jean
The Lagos Wife
Suspenseful and compelling
“Shine your eyes. Nothing here is as it seems” Nicole Oruwari left London to live in Nigeria with her husband, Tonye, and their two young sons. The glam... READ MORE
Emma Alvey
The Lagos Wife
Interesting but over-stuffed cross-cultural thriller
When Nicole Oruwari goes missing, her aunt flies out from London to investigate her disappearance. Frustrated by the lack of progress in the case, Claudine... READ MORE
Laura