Join us to celebrate Alabama author Rachel Hawkins's fabulous new release!
This virtual event is offered by The Snail on the Wall in partnership with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Admission is free, but you must register.
Thursday, January 7, 6:00 pm CST
About The Wife Upstairs:
December 2020 Book of the Month Club Pick * January 2021 IndieNext Pick * One of the “Best New Books Coming Out in 2021” (PopSugar) * One of the “Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2021” (She Reads) * One of “The Best and Most Anticipated Thrillers of the Year” (Mystery and Suspense Magazine)
Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name. But her luck changes when she meets Eddie Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie––not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for. Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past––or his––catches up to her? Which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?
About Rachel Hawkins:
RACHEL HAWKINS is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books for young readers, and her work has been translated in over a dozen countries. She studied gender and sexuality in Victorian literature at Auburn University and currently lives in Alabama. The Wife Upstairs is her first adult novel.