The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead audiobook

The Last Housewife: A Novel

By Ashley Winstead
Read by Alexis Van Aiken

Blackstone Publishing 9781728229911

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 08/16/2022

    ISBN: 9798212005166

  • Available on 08/16/2022

    ISBN: 9798212005159

  • Available on 08/16/2022

    ISBN: 9798212005173

  • Available on 10/16/2022

    ISBN: 9798200719310

Runtime: 12.18 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An August 2022 LibraryReads Pick

From the author of the acclaimed In My Dreams I Hold a Knife comes a pitch-black thriller about a woman determined to destroy a powerful cult and avenge the deaths of the women taken in by it, no matter the cost.

While in college in upstate New York, Shay Evans and her best friends met a captivating man who seduced them with a web of lies about the way the world works, bringing them under his thrall. By senior year, Shay and her friend Laurel were the only ones who managed to escape. Now, eight years later, Shay’s built a new life in a tony Texas suburb. But when she hears the horrifying news of Laurel’s death―delivered, of all ways, by her favorite true-crime podcast crusader―she begins to suspect that the past she thought she buried is still very much alive, and the predators more dangerous than ever.

Recruiting the help of the podcast host, Shay goes back to the place she vowed never to return to in search of answers. As she follows the threads of her friend’s life, she’s pulled into a dark, seductive world, where wealth and privilege shield brutal philosophies that feel all too familiar. When Shay’s obsession with uncovering the truth becomes so consuming she can no longer separate her desire for justice from darker desires newly reawakened, she must confront the depths of her own complicity and conditioning. But in a world built for men to rule it—both inside the cult and outside of it—is justice even possible, and if so, how far will Shay go to get it?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Provocative and downright terrifying, The Last Housewife feels ripped from the headlines…Winstead deftly tackles the complicated issues of gender, coercion, and agency while crafting an edge-of-your-seat, action-packed thriller!” Wendy Walker, internationally bestselling author
“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, internationally bestselling author
“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…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
“It’s not every day I finish a novel and decide right then and there that the author is now an auto-buy…The Last Housewife is a propulsive, unputdownable thriller with a dark, beating heart. It chilled me to the bone, and I’m still recovering. Ashley Winstead, I bow down.” Jennifer Hillier, bestselling author
“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 thrillers like Ashley Winstead.” Alison Wisdom, author of The Burning Season
“The total package—fearless, disruptive, and gripping. Winstead’s talent is astounding. One of the best books I’ve read this year.” Eliza Jane Brazier, author of Good Rich People
“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.” Amy Gentry, bestselling author
“A seductive, provocative work of literature, steeped in a mystery, that kept me turning page after page. The story touches on the loyalty of friendship, the determination to uncover truths no matter how difficult, and the power of a woman…with all the decks stacked against her. I cannot wait for what Ashley Winstead brings us next.” Yasmin Angoe, bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Ashley Winstead

Author Bio: Ashley Winstead

Ashley Winstead is an academic turned novelist with a PhD in contemporary American
literature. She lives in Houston with her husband, two cats, and beloved wine fridge. You
can find her at www.AshleyWinstead.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 12.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English