Things Don’t Break On Their Own

Things Don’t Break On Their Own

‘A captivating, haunting, and twisty story’ Karin Slaughter


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Twenty-five years later, it's time to pick up the pieces...

The table is set, the candles are flickering, the wine has been poured. Eight people gather for a dinner party. Partners, lovers, friends, strangers.

But one of them has a secret – the kind of secret so explosive that it might be impossible to stop it rising to the surface. The kind of secret that could finally unlock the truth of what happened to a teenage girl, decades ago. The kind of secret with the power to shatter everything the group thinks they know each other, and about themselves…

Tense, shocking, and deeply moving, Things Don't Break on their Own is a compulsive debut about how our memories shape us, and the lies we tell to escape them.

'So so so good. A bruising, brilliant and beautiful mystery. An elegant, twisting story of loss and longing, of the ache of the unknown and the drowning weight of past trauma. A very special debut' CHRIS WHITAKER, NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WE BEGIN AT THE END

©2024 Sarah Easter Collins (P)2024 Penguin Audio


  • A captivating, haunting, and twisty story that explores the nature of loss and trauma, and the tricks that our memories play on us. A terrific debut from a promising talent
    Karin Slaughter, New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author

About the author

Sarah Easter Collins

Sarah Easter Collins grew up in Kent and studied at Exeter University before moving to Botswana and later Thailand and Malawi. She now lives on Exmoor with her husband, son, and two dogs. She is a graduate of the Curtis Brown Creative novel-writing course and holds a diploma in creative writing from Oxford University. When not writing, she works as an artist.
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