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The Last Tale of the Flower Bride

In the tradition of sumptuous gothic novels like THE CLOISTERS and THE BLOODY CHAMBERS comes a dark fairy tale-infused story about a cursed friendship and a marriage steeped in secrets --- the breathtaking adult debut from New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi.


Once upon a time, a man who believed in fairy tales married a beautiful, mysterious woman named Indigo Maxwell-Casteñada. He was a scholar of myths. She was heiress to a fortune. They exchanged gifts and stories and believed they would live happily ever after --- and in exchange for her love, Indigo extracted a promise: that her bridegroom would never pry into her past.

But when Indigo learns that her estranged aunt is dying and the couple is forced to return to her childhood home, the House of Dreams, the bridegroom will soon find himself unable to resist. For within the crumbling manor’s extravagant rooms and musty halls, there lurks the shadow of another girl: Azure, Indigo’s dearest childhood friend who suddenly disappeared. As the house slowly reveals his wife’s secrets, the bridegroom will be forced to choose between reality and fantasy, even if doing so threatens to destroy their marriage...or their lives.

Through a tapestry of secrets woven through dangerous shards of truth, Chokshi’s characters run down dark hallways, always looking back, yet hoping to find light at the end. With the fever dream atmosphere of MEXICAN GOTHIC, THE LAST TALE OF THE FLOWER BRIDE is a mesmerizing warning about love and lies, secrets and betrayal, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive.


Audiobook available, read by Steve West and Sura Siu

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride
by Roshani Chokshi

  • Publication Date: March 5, 2024
  • Genres: Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 006320651X
  • ISBN-13: 9780063206519