Other Women

Emma Flint

07 March 2024
368 pages


A Guardian Best Thriller Novel of the Year
Zoe Balls Radio 2 Book Club pick

Mesmerising and haunting, Emma Flint's Other Women is a devastating story of obsession inspired by a murder that took place almost a hundred years ago.

This is a book that will stay with you - Ann Cleeves, author of the Vera series

London, 1923. Like so many single women after the Great War, Beatrice Cade, a thirty-seven-year-old typist, is holding tight to her small scrap of independence and trying to build a life for herself.

When charismatic visiting salesman Tom Ryan directs his attention at her, Bea falls hard for him. But Ryan is married with a child. And his wife, Kate, has worked to create a seemingly happy domestic life. When Bea is found dead and Tom Ryan is in the frame for her murder, it looks like Kate will do anything to protect her family . . .

Compelling, twisty and wonderfully suspenseful - Claire Fuller, author of Unsettled Ground

The tension grows throughout the book until it's almost unbearable. This is a book that will stay with you.
It’s been six years since Flint’s debut novel, the compelling Little Deaths, but Other Women is certainly worth the wait. Like its predecessor, this beautifully written, pitch-perfect historical mystery is based on a real case – here, a murder that took place in 1924 . . . a moving study of loneliness, desperation, shame and public prurience.
Exquisite and my book of the year. Utterly brilliant.