The Last Housewife

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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author
Ashley Winstead directs communications for a national philanthropy. She holds a PhD in contemporary American literature and a BA in English and art history. She lives in Houston, Texas.
"Deliciously unputdownable." -- The Washington Post
"Strap in for a terrifying tale of revenge." -- The Seattle Times
"Captivating." -- Zibby Owens for Good Morning America
"A truly terrifying novel." -- Cosmopolitan
"I barely breathed through most of this horrifyingly engrossing story, so consider yourself warned." -- Good Housekeeping
"A story that needs to be told--about misogyny, sexual violence, and human trafficking, and how innocent trust can lead to abusive seduction...This explosive cautionary tale of a "podcast meets sex cult meets murder" will captivate fans of twisted psychological suspense." -- Library Journal, STARRED review
"A great crime story...a memorable and satisfying piece of noir fiction." -- Southern Review of Books
"A dark, twisted tale of feminism and patriarchy, Ashley Winstead has given us a gripping story about a cult and the ways in which women became psychologically bound, while at the same time exploring themes of power and redemption. Timely and terrifying, The Last Housewife will haunt your dreams and change the way you view the world." -- Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight and The Lies I Tell
"Ashley Winstead takes her reader into the heart of darkness -- and brilliantly reveals the tender, human part hidden in those shadows. Propulsive, smart, and chilling, The Last Housewife confirms what In My Dreams I Hold a Knife promised: no one writes like thrillers like Ashley Winstead." -- Alison Wisdom, author of The Burning Season
"A stunning, disturbing thriller that will have your mind and heart racing. The Last Housewife is a clever, twisty, unnerving ride through feminism, patriarchy, and power, and it had me gasping for air." -- Samantha Downing, international bestselling author of For Your Own Good
"Provocative and downright terrifying, The Last Housewife feels ripped from the headlines as it explores the dark world of a violent, misogynist cult in a New York college town. The story unfolds through the eyes of Shay Evans, who returns to avenge the deaths of two college friends and save the women who are still in danger. Winstead deftly tackles the complicated issues of gender, coercion and agency while crafting an edge-of-your-seat, action-packed thriller!" -- Wendy Walker, international bestselling author
"Only fifty shades of grey? Please. Ashley Winstead's The Last Housewife is a technicolor rainbow, provocative and unflinching in its brilliant portrayal of female desire, male violence, and the unsettling link between them. A disturbingly sexy thrill-ride that does more than 'twist'--it explodes off the page, confronting dark truths about women in the patriarchy and forging weapons of resistance from the flames. You don't read The Last Housewife. You face it down." -- Amy Gentry, bestselling author of Good as Gone, Last Woman Standing, and Bad Habits