From USA Today bestselling author Carter Wilson comes an emotionally powerful and propulsive thriller about deception, hereditary sin, and what we’ll do to protect our own.
THE DEAD HUSBAND
by Carter Wilson
Poisoned Pen Press/Sourcebooks, May 2021
A murderer, a victim, and a witness… but no one in this house is innocent… Twenty years ago an unspeakable tragedy rocked Rose Yates’s small, affluent hometown… and only Rose and her family know the truth about what happened. Haunted by guilt, Rose escaped into a new life. Now she seems to have it all: a marriage, a son, a career. And then her husband is found dead.
As far as Detective Colin Pearson is concerned, Rose is guilty. Her marriage wasn’t as happy as she’d led everyone to believe, and worse, she’s connected to a twenty-year-old cold case. She can play the part of the victim, but he won’t let her or her family escape justice this time around. Grieving her husband and struggling to make ends meet, Rose returns home, hoping to finally confront her domineering father and unstable sister. But memories of a horrific crime echo through the house, and Rose soon learns that she can’t trust anyone, especially not the people closest to her.
Carter Wilson is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of The Dead Girl in 2A. He lives outside of Boulder, Colorado, with his two children.