The Governor’s Wife

9017 The Governor s Wife Feature
9017 The Governor s Wife Feature


Published by Hachette New Zealand in TPB on 1 July 2012 / $36.99

The gripping new thriller from the author of the international bestsellers The Colour of Law and Accused.

Bode Bonner is the Republican governor of Texas. He has everything he ever wanted: money, power, influence. But something isn't right in his life – everything feels too settled and easy. He longs for one more moment of excitement, one more challenge.

Lindsay Bonner is Bode's wife, and she's bored too. Bored of Bode's womanising, bored of the endless cocktail parties and receptions. She is desperate to break free of her bland, wealthy Texan lifestyle.

And that moment comes when she saves a poor Hispanic boy's life. From that moment on, nothing will be the same for Bode and Lindsay Bonner. Their lives are about to change in ways they could never have predicted…

Filled with dramatic and ingenious twists and turns, this is an addictively readable novel that delves deep into the dark heart of Texas. It is also a novel that explores the problems that exist along the Mexican/US border – the drugs, the violence, the poverty and the hopelessness and despair of everyday life.

About the Author

Born and educated in Texas, Mark Gimenez attended law school at Notre Dame, Indiana and practised with a large Dallas law firm. He is married with two sons.