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Jen Waite


Jen Waite

Jen Waite grew up on the coast of Maine. After graduating from Vassar College she moved to New York City for 10 years, where she first worked in finance and then pursued acting and modeling. She moved back to Maine in 2015 shortly after the birth of her daughter, Vivienne. She is the author of the international bestseller A BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE THING, which details the discovery that her ex-husband was leading a double life. SURVIVAL INSTINCTS is her debut novel. She lives in Southern Maine with her six-year-old daughter and is currently at work on her third book.

Jen Waite

Books by Jen Waite

by Jen Waite - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Twenty-something Anne meets the man of her dreams right out of college, but after they get married, Anne notices that her husband begins acting differently. Why is Ethan suddenly so moody? And will their marriage endure? Ten years later, Anne and her 12-year-old daughter, Thea, are safely living in Vermont. When Thea takes to brooding and showing classic signs of teen angst, a trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire --- accompanied by Anne’s mother, Rose --- seems like the perfect chance to bond. But a man follows the three women on a hike at a nature reserve and drags them at gunpoint to an abandoned cabin in the woods. Just like that, their peaceful weekend away turns into a fight for survival.

by Jen Waite - Memoir, Nonfiction

What do you do when you discover that the person you've built your life around never existed? When "it could never happen to me" does happen to you? These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband --- the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life --- fits the textbook definition of psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage.