Would you run, or stay and call an ambulance, if it was you that pushed him?
'A terrific premise, delivered with panache' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'Dark and intense . . . an exhilarating, hold-your-breath read!' Prima
It's the end of the night. You're walking home on your own.
Then you hear the sound every woman dreads. Footsteps. Behind you. Getting faster.
You're sure it's him - the man from the bar who wouldn't leave you alone.
You make a snap decision. You turn. You push. Your pursuer tumbles down the steps. He lies motionless, face-down on the floor.
Wait for the police to arrive. For judgement, for justice, whatever that may be. You just hope your husband, family and friends, everyone you love, will stand by you.
Stay silent. You didn't mean to do it. You were scared, you panicked. And no one saw. No one will ever know. If you leave now. If you keep quiet. For ever.
Which will it be?
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'A Sliding Doors thriller with a moral dilemma at its heart. Brilliant' Claire Douglas, author of Last Seen Alive
'A smartly conceived psychological thriller' Sunday Times
'Addictive, exciting and devilishly clever' Holly Seddon, author of Try Not To Breathe
'I devoured this book in one sitting' Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Some books stay with you a little bit longer than others. Anything You Do Say presents a moral dilemma we couldn’t stop thinking about long after its thrilling ending. The novel invites us to see things from the perspective of Laura, a young woman low in confidence. After a night out fending off the unwanted attentions of a sleazy man, a terrible accident results in a death. From here, the book takes two paths: one tracking Laura as she comes clean, the other following her after she decides to scarper from the scene. This utterly gripping premise is executed brilliantly.
Great idea and well written, loved the sliding doors approach. Not an easy read, pretty much depressing for most of it, but it was never going to be uplifting due to the nature of the story. If I had a criticism....l couldn’t quite get to grips with the character of Reuben, depicted as good and principled etc but actually came across as pretentious, judgemental and arrogant to me. But loved that the characters were all so flawed and real, maybe even unlikeable.
Gobbled it in 2 days
Was hooked from the first page and found the parallel stories easy to follow. I like to think the reveal was the most likely action. The hesitation completely understandable but she would absolutely have helped.
To finish It would have been nice to have a line about a family walking alongside the canal with a ginger haired baby … which would lead the reader to a conclusion
I get that the point was to leave a question over the dilemma but I like neat endings.
Really really great read.. very clever. I just wish we knew which path she actually took!