THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
'Utterly addictive' PAULA HAWKINS
'Inventive' SUNDAY TIMES
'Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL
Blythe and Violet. Mother and daughter.
It's a bond like no other.
But what if your little angel is a monster?
And what if no one sees it but you?
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A Book to Watch in 2021! As selected by:
Grazia, Vogue, Red, Stylist, Marie Claire, Sunday Mirror, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Sun, Hello!, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Porter
'Like The Girl on the Train - but better!' DAILY MAIL
'A blockbusting debut about the dark side of motherhood. Gripping, clever, vividly realised . . . the ending left me flabbergasted' GUARDIAN
'I read it in one sitting. Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL
'An inventive twist on the psychological thriller formula. Audrain sustains the suspense expertly' SUNDAY TIMES
'I can't stop thinking and talking about it . . . it has absolutely blown me away' CANDICE BRAITHWAITE
'I was gripped from the first word to the last. I've been wanting a book to take me back to how I felt when I first read We Need to Talk About Kevin. That full body experience of reading, when you close the book but can't function until you know how it ends . . . I really recommend this one' DAWN O'PORTER
'Powerful and immersive' EMMA STONEX, author of The Lamplighters
'Taut, chilling, executed with gripping precision. Audrain nimbly stokes the mystery' New York Times
'A suspenseful thriller. Will have you in its grips from the very first page - and stay with you long after you've put it down. Do not miss' Heat
'Suspenseful, dark and intriguing . . . essential for book groups' Stylist
'Unsettling, visceral, provocative, compulsive' Sarah Vaughan
'The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood since We Need to Talk About Kevin' Clare Pooley, bestselling author of The Authenticity Project
'Fans of 'mum noir' are in for a treat' Daily Mail
'Audrain sustains the suspense expertly through assured handling of her unravelling protagonist's voice' Sunday Times
**Soon to be adapted for the screen by the producer of Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood, Marriage Story and Gravity**
The mother of all thrillers! Like The Girl on the Train - but better!
A gripping debut that explores and manipulates the fears and insecurities of mothers everywhere . . . Well thought out, vividly realised and gripping
An inventive twist on the psychological thriller formula . . . Audrain sustains the suspense expertly through assured handling of her unravelling protagonist's voice
Ashley dares us to find the relatable in the worst we can imagine . . . the knife-edge between relatability and horror keeps the reader hooked
I was gripped from the first word to the last. I've been wanting a book to take me back to how I felt when I first read We Need to Talk About Kevin. When you close the book but can't function until you know how it ends ... I really recommend this one
I was gripped . . . dazzling and gloriously complete
The Push was a poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling in both horror and recognition. I read it one sitting and it stayed with me for days afterwards. Not to be missed
A compelling, compulsively readable thriller that never lets up and will keep you guessing right to the very last page
Powerful and immersive
The Canadian author of gripping debut The Push on Beatrix Potter, never reading Jane Austen, and the best writing advice she ever received.