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Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets

The second psychological thriller from bestselling author Jo Spain coming December 2018.

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ISBN 9781787474321
Barcode 9781787474321
Published 7 February 2019 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Spain, Jo
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ISBN-13 9781787474321
ISBN-10 1787474321
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Publication Date 7 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Spain, Jo
Category Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 37mm
Weight 649g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 964687

Description of this Book

Death stalked the Vale.In every corner, every whisper.They just didn't know it yet.Six neighbours, six secrets, six reasons to want Olive Collins dead.In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people's lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege - the residents have it all. Life is good. There's just one problem. Olive Collins' dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they're shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight. The police start to ask questions and the seemingly flawless facade begins to crack. Because, when it comes to Olive's neighbours, it seems each of them has something to hide, something to lose and everything to gain from her death. The new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Confession, perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Refreshing... full of twists * Express * Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns & ends with a punch * Amanda Jennings, author of The Cliff House * This gripping novel is more of a whydunnit than a whodunnit * Best * Brutal and brilliant * Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle * [A] vivid portrait of a fascinating monster * Irish Times * A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year . . . This is crime fiction for grown-ups, taking its time to explore the ins and outs of human psychology * Sunday Express * An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it * Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver * A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families * Sunday Times * Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end * Prima * Fresh, witty writing style . . . an eye for details make the characters instantly believable * Daily Mail * A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride * Irish Independent * Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision * JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before * A brilliantly dark tale * Mail on Sunday * Has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put down * Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend * Clever, pacey, compulsive * Sunday Mirror * Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read * BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and Bring Me Back * Sensational. . . taut and claustrophobic, wickedly plotted and laced with the kind of dark humour that lifts Jo Spain to the top of my reading pile every single time * Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks * Dirty Little Secrets has got a real touch of Murder on the Orient Express about it - a closed room mystery filled with nasty people and abundant motives. A real page-turner * Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty * Spain conjures up a brilliant setting for this murder mystery, with a fantastically imagined cast of characters * Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake * It's a winning combination of locked room (or in this case locked estate) mystery and incisive social commentary * Sinead Crowley, author of One Bad Turn * A shocking portrait of insidious cruelty. Read this and you will never look at your neighbours the same way again! * Isabelle Grey, author of Wrong Way Home * Wonderfully drawn characters and more secrets and motives than you can shake a stick at. Loved, loved, loved * Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down, which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. She's now working on multiple European television projects. Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.

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