The Mistress

The Mistress

A gripping and emotional page turner with a killer twist

Jill Childs


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I didn’t mean to get involved with a married man – I had no idea he had a family at home. But by the time I found out about Helen I was head over heels in love with him. I would have done anything for Ralph… that is, until I found out what he was really hiding.

The night it happened, I was standing on his doorstep, waiting for him to let me inside. Helen was at a parent-teacher conference and I was hoping this was the moment Ralph finally decided to end his broken marriage and be with me. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

I sometimes think I never really knew Ralph at all. Because I never thought he’d be capable of doing what he did. It wasn’t only dangerous, it was very, very wrong. And I’m not talking about cheating on his wife.

As I said, I came there that night hoping to finally be with the man I love. The very last thing on my mind was killing him.

No marriage is ever what it seems from the outside. A compulsively unputdownable domestic thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Silent Wife.

What readers are saying about Jill Childs:

‘A stunning page-turner I did not want to put down… The ending is so twisted and fascinating... Just WOW! Unbelievably fantastic read. This is the best book I’ve read so far in 2020. Worth more than 5 stars to me.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I loved this book! From the moment I started, I couldn't stop reading it… The author did an amazing job… Kept me guessing until the very end… I loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘What an amazing book by Jill Childs… This story had me hooked from the first chapter and I read it practically in one sitting!... I never saw the twist at the end coming! I cannot wait to recommend this book to all!’ NetGalley reviewer

The story draws you in from page one… there's a totally unexpected twist which I didn't see coming. A great read and highly recommended – in fact if I could give it more than five stars I would!Jo Lambert Books Blog, 5 stars

A chilling, edge-of-your-seat read that will knock the life right out of you!! A must read!! Another brilliant author that keeps you entertained from the very first page!!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Love all books from this author and this was a brilliant read… It was definitely a page-turner and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

An unbelievable twist that I just didn’t see coming!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

I was gripped from the beginning