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The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Sometimes I Lie
‘Not just fiendish but positively Feeneyish – dark, ingenious and very clever’ Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
Ten years of marriage.
Ten years of secrets.
An anniversary they’ll never forget.
Adam and Amelia are spending the weekend in the Scottish Highlands. The remote location is perfect for what they have planned.
But when their romantic trip takes a dark turn, they both start to wonder – can they trust the one they’re with?
Because every couple tells little white lies. Only for Adam and Amelia, the truth is far more dangerous.
‘A cleverly crafted novel with a grand twist’ Stella magazine
‘I loved it!’ Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes
‘Creepy, gripping and oh-so readable, we loved this! Fabulous magazine
‘Chilling and clever, with a twist so sharp you’ll get whiplash’ Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End
‘A riveting thriller that explodes with a jaw-dropping climax’ Woman’s Weekly
‘A clever, cunning read and one where you expect a twist, but when it comes, it’s so perfect and wonderful that you want to tell everyone’ Belfast Telegraph
‘A staggering novel filled with tension, suspense, and an ending that will leave you flabbergasted’ Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife
'The reader never quite know who's telling the truth about who they really are' Cosmopolitan
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‘I was HOOKED! Brilliantly written . . . A gripping twisty page turner’
‘Multi-faceted characters hiding lots of secrets, brilliant plot and clever twists kept me at the edge of my seat to the very end!’
‘I flew through the pages as it was impossible to put down! Brilliant!’
‘Alice Feeney wins for the greatest plot twists!’
‘This was an addictive read. I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. The twist was spectacular’
About the author
Alice Feeney is a writer and journalist. She spent fifteen years at the BBC where she worked as a reporter, news editor, arts and entertainment producer and One O’clock news producer.
Alice has lived in London and Sydney and has now settled in the Surrey countryside, where she lives with her husband and dog.
Her debut novel, Sometimes I Lie, was a New York Times and international bestseller. The book has been sold in over twenty countries and is being made into a TV series by a major film studio, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Her third novel His and Hers is soon to be a major TV show with Jessica Chastain as executive producer.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With books including Sometimes I Lie and His & Hers establishing Alice Feeney’s rare gift for gripping psychological thrillers, excitement was at fever pitch for this one. Indeed, Netflix were busy reimagining the novel as a six-part series before its publication date. That leap of faith was justified. Here, Feeney ramps up the tension with a mysterious trip to the Scottish Highlands for Amelia and Adam Wright—a London couple desperately trying to salvage their decade-long marriage. Blackwater Chapel—the pair’s lodgings—is perhaps the real star of the book: a terrifying place full of ominous figures and dangerous ledges that Feeney writes with clear relish. The true motivations behind the trip soon unspool in horrifying detail, and it feels like there are twists every other page as we arrive towards the final act.
Londoners Amelia and Adam Wright, the couple at the center of this craftily plotted if flawed domestic thriller from bestseller Feeney (His & Hers), are spending the weekend at spooky Blackwater Chapel in the Scottish Highlands on what is meant to be a last-ditch effort to save their 10-year marriage. Each harbors darker agendas for the weekend, as does the mysterious, hermit-like neighbor, Robin, who frightens Amelia when Amelia catches the woman peering at her through a chapel window. The plot takes some perilous turns in ways both predictable a power outage, dangerously loose stones in the wall of the chapel's belfry and not, as alternating narrations from the trio open a Pandora's box packed with secrets, lies, and betrayals. Feeney's signature misdirection sets up gasp-worthy twists down the stretch even if they, like the characters, come off as arbitrary and artificial. In contrast to His & Hers, some may walk away from this one feeling more snookered than satisfied.