'This story I have to tell is more than a collection of facts. I have no reason to paint a better or worse picture than what really happened. I've already lost everything.'


Formerly published as Exhibit Alexandra.

Alexandra Southwood is missing. Her husband is beside himself, or at least he appears to be. She has vanished into thin air; the only traces left are her bloodied clothes by the riverside. It isn't long before the police are searching for a body.

But we know that she is alive. That she is being kept somewhere far from her family. That perhaps this wife and mother wasn't quite what she seemed . . .

Read an exclusive extract here.


Praise for His Perfect Wife/Exhibit Alexandra

Beautifully insidious, a novel that outwits expectation at every turn
— Francis Spufford, Coast Prize-winning author of Golden Hill
Ingenious...a gripping page-turner and a disturbing exploration of identity, art, and decency
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
This smart, mirror maze of a thriller bristles with sharp edges, twisting familiar Gone Girl themes into Bell’s own intense creation
— Kirkus
A smart, confident thriller, it keeps you guessing to the very last page
— Beth Underdown, Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Witchfinder's Sister
Sterling work . . . an astutely written, complex debut . . . even seasoned genre aficionados will be surprised . . . an assured outing
— The Guardian
An intelligent, taut thriller, beautifully written and compelling. The ending was perfect!
— Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of Last Seen Alive
Cunning . . . will have your brain working in overdrive as you try to second guess Natasha Bell’s ingenious plot and as you reflect on her thought-provoking observations on art, love and family life
— S Magazine
I adored it - a smart, original page turner which really brought something different to the thriller genre
— Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Anything You Do Say
So refreshing - a thriller and a real page turner, thoughtful and thought-provoking
— Sabine Durrant, Richard and Judy bestselling author of Lie With Me
An incredibly accomplished debut
— Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of How I Lost You
Bell gives us more questions than answers, leading to a massive buildup and a resolution that… very few readers will see coming.
— Seattle Pi