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From bestselling author A.J. Banner comes a dazzling new novel of psychological suspense in the vein of S.J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep and Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl that questions just how much we can trust the people around us.

Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob.

But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions—or are they memories?—of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends.

As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare. A twisty, immersive thriller, The Twilight Wife will keep readers enthralled through the final, shocking twist.


“An enthralling, unforgettable novel that defies readers to stop turning the pages.”
Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Banner (The Good Neighbor) milks every ounce of suspense out of this harrowing plot that reveals memory to be both unreliable and impossible to fully wash away…Kyra is a believable, empathetic protagonist, and Banner’s ability to maintain tension while teasing out the truth of her hazy past will keep readers engaged.”
Publishers Weekly

“This taut psychological thriller ticks all the requisite boxes with a compelling plotline, lovely young heroine, gorgeous seaside setting, and seemingly supportive spouse.”
Library Journal

“While reading The Twilight Wife, you may often have the deep urge to flip straight to the last page — but don’t do it. A. J. Banner sets up her mystery perfectly… ”
Blair Mlotek, The Vancouver Sun/National Post

“With spellbinding narration and brilliant pacing, The Twilight Wife is not to be missed. A. J. Banner is a truly gifted storyteller!”
Wendy Walker, USA Today bestselling author of All is Not Forgotten

“A. J. Banner’s The Twilight Wife is an intensely suspenseful, diamond-sharp romantic thriller about a woman who has lost her memory and the wild, painful path back to her true self. Every page is packed with both peril and exquisite writing, and the novel reads like a wholly unique cross between Somewhere in Time and Memento. You won’t be able to put it down!”
David Bell, author of Since She Went Away

“Suspense and mystery simmer on every page of A. J. Banner’s latest novel, The Twilight Wife. With a wonderfully clever plot; a sympathetic and skillfully drawn point-of-view character; a powerful sense of place; and rich prose that is, at times, almost hauntingly evocative; The Twilight Wife is everything readers could hope for, whether they are looking for psychological suspense, mystery, or simply a beautifully-told story. A real treat.”
James Hankins, #1 bestselling author of The Prettiest One

“Banner captures the anxiety of a lost memory and haunted past in this taut psychological thriller, beautifully set on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest.”
D.M. Pulley, bestselling author of The Dead Key and The Buried Book

“A haunting tale about one woman’s struggle to remember the past, the husband she is supposed to love, and the accident that changed everything. This mesmerizing fast-paced psychological thriller is full of chilling twists and turns. I couldn’t put it down!”
Karen Katchur, author of The Secrets of Lake Road and The Sisters of Blue Mountain

“After a diving accident, a woman’s memory returns in cryptic and terrifying flashes in A. J. Banner’s latest thriller. Filled with buried secrets and unexpected turns, The Twilight Wife is a twisty, edge-of-your-seat story that’s impossible to put down.”
Kimberly Belle, author of The Marriage Lie

“…a wild ride with one curve ball after another, and it doesn’t stop until the last page….Thrillers like this are a pleasure to read.”
Georgette Coan, Manager, Barbara’s Bookstore, Burr Ridge, IL, on the generationgbooks blog
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“I cannot wait to recommend this book to my customers! A very tight and well-written mystery that will leave the readers breathless…[A. J. Banner] wrote one great mystery that I believe puts her up there with Agatha Christie.”
Toni Ness, Barnes & Noble Bookseller, Grand Rapids, MI

“This read like a house afire and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough…This would also be a good read for older teens who want something very compelling yet doesn’t take long to read.”
Robin Beerbower, Columnist

“…tense, a fast read, intriguing, and just sucks you in from the first few pages…I loved it!”
Helen’s Book Blog