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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Next Door and The Mother-in-Law with new novel The Younger Wife out now.

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be ... dangerous.

When Rose discovers that she cannot fall pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.

Fern's mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of unexpected love.

WINNER OF THE DAVITT AWARDS ADULT FICTION 2021

'An exceptional observer of people and their relationships' - Graeme Simsion

'excellent on a number of fronts: characterisation, setting, structure and pacing are all done with care and skill' - The Age

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760552190
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 27/10/2020
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 336
  • Price: $19.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Next Door and The Mother-in-Law with new novel The Younger Wife out now.

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be ... dangerous.

When Rose discovers that she cannot fall pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.

Fern's mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of unexpected love.

WINNER OF THE DAVITT AWARDS ADULT FICTION 2021

'An exceptional observer of people and their relationships' - Graeme Simsion

'excellent on a number of fronts: characterisation, setting, structure and pacing are all done with care and skill' - The Age

Awards

Short-listed for Davitt Awards Adult Fiction 2021Short-listed for Davitt Awards Adult Fiction 2021.

Author Information

Sally Hepworth is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, most recently The Good Sister (2020), which was an instant bestseller. Her novel, The Mother-In-Law (2019) has been optioned for a TV series by Hollywood actress and
producer, Amy Poehler.

Drawing on the good, the bad and the downright odd of human behaviour, Sally writes incisively about family, relationships and identity. Her domestic thriller novels are laced with quirky humour, sass and a darkly charming tone.

Sally's novels are available worldwide in English and have been translated into 20 languages.

Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, three children and one adorable dog.

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