Fiona Neill

Beneath the Surface
  • Beneath the Surface

  • 'No one writes about modern family with more truth or authenticity than Fiona Neill' Lisa Jewell

    'Well-paced and intriguing' Daily Mail

    Everyone is talking about Grace's family. Once it was for all the right reasons - now it's for all the wrong ones.

    Grace is determined to give her daughters the idyllic childhood she never had.

    Teenage Lilly is everyone's golden girl, the one Grace never has to worry about - unlike ten-year-old Mia, whose wild imagination often gets her into trouble.

    But when Lilly suddenly collapses at school, Grace's carefully ordered world is turned upside down.

    Because it soon turns out that Lilly wasn't the perfect daughter after all.

    Grace is fixated on discovering the truth about Lilly. Which is when she takes her eyes off Mia . . .

    Beneath the Surface, the stunning new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Fiona Neill, explores the consequences of family expectations and the burden of keeping secrets.

    'A rich, dark and satisfying read about the complexities of modern family life. I adored it' Jane Fallon

    'Neill describes human dysfunction with such compelling empathy . . . richly tense and deeply satisfying. I didn't want to finish!' Hilary Boyd

    'Beautifully told with great suspense' Rachel Hore

    'The perfect read to lose yourself in on holiday this summer' Isabelle Broom, Woman & Home Reading Room

    'With her trademark dark humour and incisive observations of family life, Neill takes the reader on a fascinating, moving and intelligent journey to the truth' Gillian McAllister

    Praise for Fiona Neill:

    'A novel made for heated book club debates' Stylist

    'Vivid and insightful' Guardian

Fiona Neill is an author and journalist who has written five Sunday Times bestsellers. Her last novel, The Betrayals, sold over 130,000 copies and was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection. Fiona worked as a foreign correspondent in Central America for six years and returned to the UK as assistant editor on Marie Claire before joining The Times Magazine as assistant editor. She has written features for many publications including The Times, Sunday Times Style, and the Telegraph Magazine as well as having written a screenplay of her first novel for the BFI. Fiona grew up in rural North Norfolk and lives in London with her husband and three children.