This Might Hurt

This Might Hurt

The gripping thriller from the author of Richard & Judy bestseller The Recovery of Rose Gold



'Deliciously dark and so very clever' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Slick, smart and terrifying' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Expertly paced, hugely unsettling and perfectly dark' ASHLEY AUDRAIN
'Keeps the reader guessing' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB
'Totally gripping' 5***** READER REVIEW

Six months ago, Natalie's sister Kit went to Wisewood, a retreat on a secluded Maine island.

Today, Natalie receives a message:

Would you like to come tell your sister what you did - or should we?

Natalie has no choice: head to Wisewood. Rescue her younger sister. Confess the secret she's been
keeping. Stop everything unravelling.

But there's one thing she hasn't considered.

While getting on the island is difficult, getting off might be impossible . . .

'Original, sinister and compelling' PRIMA

A tonic for readers of thrillers' MAIL ONLINE

'Gripping and compulsive' LIZ NUGENT

'Dark, hypnotic, and mesmerizing, This Might Hurt is a masterwork in family dynamics and the ties that bind--along with the ones that tear us apart. Prepare to be unsettled in the best possible way' LAURIE ELIZABETH FLYNN, bestselling author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here

'A gut wrenching, propulsive story about vulnerability and power. It was impossible to put down' TARRYN FISHER

'This Might Hurt has all the ingredients of a great mystery. Fun, creepy and incredibly fast-paced. A ridiculously wry and absorbing thriller' AMY STUART

'Sharp and intriguing, unexpected and chilling, right up to the jaw-dropping finale. Dark and twisted in all the right places, I did not want to stop reading this book' MARGARITA MONTIMORE

Welcome to Wisewood

Here are the rules:

1) Only approved guests may stay
2) This is your home for the next six months
3) No phone, no email - no contact with family or friends
4) Always follow the rules
5) We expect total honesty at all times
6) Conquer your fear
7) No one leaves the island

Have a maximised day now.


  • This Might Hurt is a mesmerizing and original ride . . . Expertly paced, hugely unsettling, and perfectly dark, you'll be gripped in this clever exploration of fear and vulnerability right until the flawless ending

About the author

Stephanie Wrobel

Stephanie Wrobel is the author of This Might Hurt and The Recovery of Rose Gold, a Sunday Times and international bestseller that sold in twenty-one countries. Her third book, The Hitchcock Hotel, pays tribute to legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock, whose work Wrobel first encountered during a film studies class at university. She's been a devotee ever since. This new novel examines many of the themes that obsessed the Master of Suspense: voyeurism, vengeance, paranoia, and guilt.
Wrobel lives in New York City.
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