Synopses & Reviews
"A superbly creepy, twisty thriller” (The Times (London)) by the internationally best-selling author of The Other Woman’s House and The Wrong Mother
Naomi Jenkins knows all about secrets: three years ago something so terrible happened to her that she's never told anyone about it. Now, Naomi has another secret: her relationship with the unhappily married Robert Haworth. When Robert vanishes without explanation, Naomi knows he must have come to harm. But the police are less convinced, particularly when Robert's wife insists he is not missing. In desperation, Naomi decides that if she can't persuade the detectives that Robert is in danger, she'll convince them that he is a danger to others. Naomi knows how to describe the actions of a psychopath; all she needs to do is dig up her own traumatic past. The second book in Sophie Hannah’s beloved Zailer and Waterhouse series, The Truth-Teller’s Lie is a chillingly smart suspense novel sure to appeal to fans of Tess Gerritsen and Gillian Flynn.
Praise for TUESDAY'S GONE:
"A fiercely intelligent, multilayered thriller."
"Seamlessly mixes a foreboding tone and deliberate pacing with deft plot twists that should leave readers pleasantly chilled to the bone."
"Starts as a grim psychological thriller in the vein of Dennis Lehaneand#8217;s darker novels and turns into a fascinating puzzle in which character analysis holds sway. Highly recommended for fans of psychological suspense who enjoy a complex protagonist."
and#8212;Library Journal (starred review)
"The plotting is fast-paced with surprises galore, and characters literally come to life on the pages. . . . When readers are through, they will find themselves waiting impatiently for Wednesday to arrive!"
"If you are looking for wickedly inventive crime fiction, you need look no further than the writing team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French . . . Unless you are into tension, paranoia and burning the midnight oil to finish a book, donand#8217;t embark on reading Tuesdayand#8217;s Gone after suppertime!"
"Tuesdayand#8217;s Gone is one of those great, great books in the mystery genre wherein the more you know, the less you knowand#8212;peel back one stratum and you cannot shovel fast enough to get into the next, which reveals anything but what you expected. French takes the novel on a number of unexpected twists and turns, not the least of which relates back to BLUE MONDAY, which, as it turns out, didnand#8217;t quite end on its last page."
Praise for The Carrier
“Hannahs police procedurals…elevate the whydunit as well as the more standard whodunit to a high art. By delving deep into the most basic-yet-twisted psychological elements that drive apparently normal human beings to perform dastardly deeds such as homicide, Hannah creates truly chilling novels that strike a nimble balance between the joys of her detectives insights and humor and a true, intractable sense of all-too-real menace.” - The Boston Globe
“Hannahs psychologically dense police procedurals probe at their characters to reveal their inner lives and intentions as few others do, and this—her eighth featuring Waterhouse and his wife, Charlie Zailer—shows her proficiency by taking interior examinations to new levels. Winner of the 2013 British National Book Awards' Crime Thriller of the Year, this is another example of Hannahs mastery of psychological suspense.” - Booklist (starred review)
“Hannah bores down deep into her tiny casts secret lives, then still deeper…Fans will love the endlessly knotty complications.” - Kirkus Reviews
“The genius of Hannah's domestic thrillers - along with the twistiest plots known to woman - is that she creates ordinary people whose psychological quirks make them as monstrous as any serial killer.” - The Guardian
“Well executed twists and turns . . . Hannah is a gifted writer” - Scotland on Sunday
“Contemporary in its intent and setting, the novel is also a pleasingly old-fashioned 'locked room' mystery, with Hannah referencing Agatha Christie a number of times. All told, it's a very satisfying addition to Hannah's canon.” - Irish Times
“This complex plot demands and rewards attention, thanks to a fantastic cast and some superior, atmospheric prose . . . Thrilling.” - South China Morning Post
“The queen of the ingenious plot twist” - Good Housekeeping
“Brilliant” - The Bookseller
“[Hannah] confirms in this, her eighth novel, her fluent writing skills, taste for complicated layers and deft hand with character, not to mention a knack for producing compelling openings . . . [THE CARRIER] is the kind of puzzle Agatha Christie might have created. Delicate, with ever-increasing dread, it is a mature work - full of confidence and intrigue.” - Daily Mail
“Absorbing, intricate . . . Here the rewarding bonuses are poetry's role in the plot and a playful reworking of the Agatha Christie formula . . . THE CARRIER is a vicarage whodunit as well as a psychological thriller.” - The Sunday Times
“It is brilliantly constructed, and it had me, screaming, on the edge of my chair.” - Readers Digest
“Erin Kelly is a seriously good writer, and this gripping novel is her best yet. I really loved it—couldn't put it down!”
“The Burning Air is a clever, creepy exploration of the deceit hidden even within the most apparently loving of families and the very fine line between justice and revenge. Erin Kelly is brilliant at showing the relentlessness of obsession and the evil that can be done in the name of love.”
—Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner
“In a strong field, Kelly is among the strongest. Her formidable control of plot twist and character keep you gripped, unsure of the outcome, until the bitter end.”
—Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls
“A classic dark thriller combining suspense with gorgeous, evocative prose. . . . With writing so seductive and multiple voices that are pitch-perfect for the characters shes created, Kelly shows that she is a writer who doesnt need to keep repeating herself to stay in the game. A book that will consume the reader as fully as the bonfire set by the novels characters.”
“Tension-filled . . . skillfully drawn characters and masterful building of suspense, which reaches a literally searing climax."
"A superbly creepy, twisty thriller about obsessive love, psychological torture, and the darkest chambers of the human heart."
-The Times (UK)
Naomi Jenkins knows all about secrets: three years ago something so terrible happened to her that she's never told anyone about it. Now, Naomi has another secret: her relationship with the unhappily married Robert Haworth. When Robert vanishes without explanation, Naomi knows he must have come to harm. But the police are less convinced, particularly when Robert's wife insists he is not missing. In desperation, Naomi decides that if she can't persuade the detectives that Robert is in danger, she'll convince them that he is a danger to others. Naomi knows how to describe the actions of a psychopath; all she needs to do is dig up her own traumatic past.
After her lover Robert vanishes without explanation, Naomi knows he must have come to harm. But the police are less convinced, particularly when Robert's wife insists he is not missing. In desperation, Naomi decides that if she can't persuade the detectives that Robert is in danger, she'll convince them that he is a danger to others.
Sophie Hannah’s latest gripping Zailer/Waterhouse mystery debuts as a Penguin Hardcover
Amber Hewerdine suffers from chronic insomnia. As a last resort, she visits a hypnotherapist, doubtful that anything will really change. Under hypnosis, Amber hears herself saying, “Kind, cruel, kind of cruel.” The words awaken a vague memory, but she dismisses the whole episode as nonsense. Two hours later, however, Amber is arrested for the brutal murder of a woman she’s never heard of, and the only way she can clear her name is by remembering exactly where she’s seen those words. Kind of Cruel—the latest page-turner featuring Detectives Charlotte “Charlie” Zailer and Simon Waterhouse—will enthrall Hannah’s ever-growing readership.
Erin Kelly is a seriously good writer, and this gripping novel is her best yet.” Sophie Hannah, author of Kind of Cruel
A stand-out author of deeply atmospheric psychological thrillers, Erin Kelly is on her way to joining the bestselling ranks of Kate Atkinson and Barbara Vine. Until now, the MacBride family has led a cozy life of upper-class privilege: good looks; tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where their father, Rowan, is headmaster; an altruistic righteousness inherited from their mother, magistrate Lydia. But when the MacBrides gather for the first time since Lydias passing at their restored barn in the secluded countryside, the family discovers a stranger in their midst: a stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murdererand who has been plotting a spectacular revenge that may shatter their world forever.
The latest in Sophie Hannahs internationally bestselling Zailer and Waterhouse series, named by The Sunday Times as one of the 50 Best Thrillers of the Last Five Years
When Gabys plane is delayed, shes forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: Lauren, who is terrified of her. But why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren wont explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for murder. Gaby soon suspects that Laurens presence on her flight isnt a coincidence, because the murder victim is Francine Breary, the wife of the only man Gaby has ever truly loved.
Tim Breary has confessed. Hes even provided the police with evidence. The only thing he hasnt given them is a motive. He claims to have no idea why he murdered his wife
and#147;A fiercely intelligent, multilayered thrillerand#8221; (Kirkus Reviews) from the bestselling author of Blue Monday
Nicci Frenchand#8217;s first Frieda Klein mystery, Blue Monday, won rave reviews everywhereand#151;from People magazine to the New York Times Book Reviewand#151;and earned comparisons to bestsellers by Kate Atkinson and Laura Lippman. In Tuesdayand#8217;s Gone, the solitary London psychotherapist returns in a brilliant thriller even more twisted than the last.
On a routine home visit, a London social worker discovers her psychotic client serving tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. Unable to make sense of the womanand#8217;s confused ramblings, Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson asks Frieda Klein for help uncovering the dead manand#8217;s identity. Frieda soon learns that he was a notorious con manand#151;one Robert Poole. But Frieda canand#8217;t help feeling that Poole was killed to embroil her in the investigation, that her past isnand#8217;t done with her yet. And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?
About the Author
Erin Kelly studied English and European literature at Warwick University and has worked as a freelance journalist for more than ten years. She has written for The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Psychologies, Red, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. The acclaimed author of The Poison Tree and The Dark Rose. She lives with her family in North London.