The Dictator’s Wife

by Freya Berry


Crime; Fiction



Published by Headline Publishing Group

Published February 2023

Books > Crime > Fiction

She’s beautiful and beguiling… but can you trust her?

Young London lawyer Laura flies to her parents’ homeland for the most important defence case of her life. On trial is Marija Popa, the beautiful widow of a murdered dictator, who created fear and division in his impoverished Eastern Bloc country, hiding untold riches for himself and his family.

For Laura, the case is an opportunity to make sense of her broken childhood and her distant relationship with her mother, who will not speak about her old life under the regime. But Laura is distracted by the enigmatic Marija, who claims she knew nothing of her husband’s dark affairs.

As Laura is led deeper into her investigation of the past, she realises that to uncover the truth, she must draw closer to the dictator’s wife. But does danger lie there?

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