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Fiona Neill

Beneath the Surface
  • Beneath the Surface

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

    The stunning new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Betrayals and The Good Girl

    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.

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

    '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, bestselling author of No Further Questions

    'Beautifully told with great suspense' Rachel Hore, bestselling author of The Memory Garden

    'Well-paced and intriguing' Daily Mail

    Praise for Fiona Neill:

    'A novel made for heated book club debates' Stylist

    'Vivid and insightful' Guardian

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

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.