Jan 18, 2024
‘twisty, smart, and moving’
Dirty Laundry published today in paperback by Viking, Penguin
SECRETS, DESIRE, BLOOD... It all comes out in the wash
Keep your friends close and your neighbours closer...
Ciara has it all - a loving husband, well-behaved children and an immaculate home. But behind the filters, her reality is far from what it seems.
Mishti is stuck in a loveless marriage, raising her daughter in a country that is too cold, among children who look nothing like her.
Lauren is mostly happy, despite being judged for letting her kids run naked, wild and free.
Then Ciara is found murdered in her pristine home and suddenly everyone is a suspect.
Hushed whispers, secret rendezvous and bloody betrayals . . .
Everyone has their dirty laundry, but this goes beyond gossip.
This is all-out war.
A deliciously scandalous page-turner about the dark side of suburbia that peels back the layers of Ciara's insta-perfect life to reveal friendships gone rotten, manipulation masquerading as love and families riddled with lies . . .
Praise for Dirty Laundry
A ‘Good Morning America, Book Club pick’ (April 2023)
An ‘Apple Book Best Of The Month’ (April 2023)
“Intelligent, perfectly observed, more-ish - I devoured it in two days”
Poorna Bell, In Case of Emergency
“A thought provoking, pacy thriller”
“Delicious and devious. Bose takes a scalpel to suburban family life, expertly drilling down through the Insta-perfect surface to its dark, messy core. I loved it”
Tammy Cohen, The Wedding Party
“Disha Bose’s new book ‘Dirty Laundry’ should be top of your reading list.. Thoroughly entertaining and suspenseful, Dirty Laundry tackles the impossibility of who we fall in love with and the innate urge to create better versions of ourselves in our children”
“I was glued to this entertaining story of motherhood, marriage and friendship”
“Undoubtedly establishes Bose as an exciting new voice in commercial fiction, one that is sure to bring a little welcome darkness to summer holiday reading this year”
The Irish Times
“digs deep into the darker nature of our relationships with friends, lovers, and family… the action creeps toward its conclusion with an increasing discomfort that is sure to keep readers thinking long after the final page”
The Irish Independent
“Dirty Laundry is acerbic and scathing. Bose rips apart the filters that make ordinary life glow unnaturally on social media in an enjoyable tale that’s like a mash-up of Gill Hornby’s The Hive with Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. It should appeal to fans of both”
“Extraordinary! Absolutely compelling, original and intriguing. Domestic noir at it’s very finest”
Liz Nugent, Unravelling Oliver
“A wonderfully dark and entertaining novel about neighboring friends and enemies. Disha Bose weaves a clever web between three completely original characters, and gives us intimate details of marriage and motherhood that make this read as juicy as it is riveting.”
Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push
“A delicious take on people behaving badly.. Lethal, entertaining, and filled with characters you’ll love to hate and won’t soon forget”
Darby Kane, Pretty Little Wife
“With deep dark secrets and twisted webs of lies, Dirty Laundry is everything I want in a book - Desperate Housewives in a small-town setting, each turn in the story even better than the last”
Andrea Mara, All Her Fault
“A riveting debut, and Bose is a writer to watch”
Joshilyn Jackson, Mother May I
“Disha writes stunning prose and her characters jump off the page. A devastating examination of what lies beneath, and how we can never truly leave our past behind”
Nikki Smith, Look What You Made Me Do
“Bose masterfully creates deeply drawn and utterly human characters in this powerful suspense debut”
Liv Constantine, The Last Mrs Parrish
“Real Housewives fans will devour this debut that simmers with discontent and deceit”
Liz Alterman, The Perfect Neighborhood
“Disha Bose’s Dirty Laundry is not only a propulsive page-turner but also an intimate exploration of love, race, immigration, and class. . . . Twisty, smart, and moving: a wonderful read.”
Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee
“Dirty Laundry is a spider’s web of secrets and betrayals, each one more shocking than the last. The characters are fascinating, sometimes horrible, and always irresistible. Disha Bose has written a tremendous debut novel.”
Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife
“Rendered in skilful prose and animated by the author’s keen eye for psychological detail, Disha Bose charts a bracing, unconventional path through the familiar landscape of domestic suspense. . . . A captivating debut by an enormously talented author.”
Elizabeth Little, author of Dear Daughter