THE STUNNING NEW SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BETRAYALS AND THE GOOD GIRL
'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. 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 . . .
Don't miss the stunning new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, about 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
'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
A sophisticated parable of modern family life . . . Well-paced and intriguing
Neill describes human dysfunction with such compelling empathy . . . richly tense and deeply satisfying. I didn't want to finish!
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
A rich, dark and satisfying read about the complexities of modern family life. I adored it
One of the most intelligent, engaging and perceptive writers about family life . . . beautifully told with great suspense. It is impossible not to become engrossed in the trials and tribulations of the Vermuyden family as secret histories unravel
This deft study of family dynamic sees Grace wanting to give her two daughters a better life than she had
An acutely observed story of the complex dynamics of family life and the challenges of navigating young friendships and relationships. Neill has created utterly believable, flawed yet likeable characters and a gripping drama
It's a tense, intricate and whip-smart drama that peels back the lid of a seemingly 'perfect' family and reveals the dark truth underneath. The characters are brilliantly drawn, the bubbling undercurrent of foreboding is palpable and there's a slam-dunk of a twist too. The perfect read to lose yourself in on holiday this summer
Praise for Fiona Neill
Exquisitely drawn and perfectly realised, no one writes about modern family with more truth and authenticity than Fiona Neill
Set amidst the Fens and the Cambridgeshire countryside, Beneath the Surface is a stunning novel from Sunday Times bestseller Fiona Neill that explores the weight of the past upon the present, the consequences of family and the burden of keeping secrets.