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Publisher Description

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

'Utterly addictive' PAULA HAWKINS
'Compulsive' VOGUE
'Gripping' GUARDIAN
'Inventive' SUNDAY TIMES
'Suspenseful' HEAT
'Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL
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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?
________

AS RECOMMENDED ON BBC RADIO 2

**Nominated for two Goodreads Choice Awards**

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 BRATHWAITE

'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**

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
7 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

BritChicfhutgrr ,

A book you don’t want to put down

A great book that keeps you gripped and engaged throughout.

tost19878787 ,

This book - WOW!!! If it’s not made into a film it’ll be a crime!

The best book I have read in a long time. Heartbreaking, chilling, unsettling...
This deserves all the praise and a film needs to be made!!

Sarahevansmusic ,

Gripping

This is SUPERB. I have a 5 month old and the descriptions of the afterbirth experience was incredibly raw and delightfully memory invoking! Thank you so much for that last sentence, what a story. My heart stopped on so many occasions and I’m now an emotional wreck but that is the best bit about a great book!

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