Fiona Neill

Beneath the Surface
  • Beneath the Surface


    'No one writes about modern family with more truth or authenticity than Fiona Neill' LISA JEWELL

    'A stunning, almost hypnotic read that pulls you under. Completely engrossing' Reader Review *****

    Everyone is talking about Grace's family.

    But for all the wrong reasons . . .

    Grace wanted to give her daughters the childhood she never had. And with teenage golden girl Lilly she's never had to worry.

    But when Lilly mysteriously collapses at school, Grace's carefully ordered world crashes down. It turns out Lilly isn't the perfect daughter after all and Grace becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth.

    Which is when she takes her eyes off her youngest daughter, Mia and learns that the closer the family, the darker the secrets . . .

    Beneath the Surface explores the weight of the past upon the present, the burden of keeping secrets and what happens when children get caught in the undercurrents of adult relationships.

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

    'I can't wait to see what Fhiona Neill will deliver next!' Reader Review *****

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

    'Riveting, heart-breaking and ultimately uplifting' Reader Review *****

    'Well-paced and intriguing' DAILY MAIL

Fiona Neill is an author and journalist who has written four Sunday Times bestsellers. Her first novel The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy, based on her hugely popular column in The Times, was an international bestseller that was published in twenty-five countries. Her last widely acclaimed novel The Betrayals was a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick 2017. 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 for many publications including The Times, Sunday Times Style, and The Telegraph Magazine as well as 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. Discover more about Fiona and her work at

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