The Second Wife

The Second Wife
Genre : Fiction
Published : 2 Aug 2007 - Pan Macmillan
The tables have turned on Minty Lloyd. The once irresistible mistress now finds herself deeply uneasy in her role as the second wife to her husband Nathan and mother of their twin boys. Though she has finally achieved the comfort and stability she once craved, family life has brought her more disappointment than she can admit, and she is yearning to rekindle the ambition, and career, she has left behind. She is also struggling, yet determined, to make her marriage work. ‘The trouble is’, she cries, ‘everything I do is second-hand.’

Published in the USA as WIVES BEHAVING BADLY


Wickedly entertaining…This polished novel is about a slippery second marriage but first and fifth ones will recognize the conjugal territory that Buchan so glitteringly explores

The Times

Quirky and poignant… hard to put down

Seattle Times

A depth and understanding that will take your breath away. In the end, this is a story of compassion and forgiveness

Country Life

A high-class, guilt-free soap opera one can savour without the television remote

USA Today