The Fantastic Book of Everybody's Secrets
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|Format:||Paperback, 272 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 22 February 2008|
Everybody has their secrets, and in Sophie Hannah's fantastic stories the curtains positively twitch with them. Who, for instance, is the hooded figure hiding in the bushes outside a young man's house? Why does the same stranger keep appearing in the background of a family's holiday photographs? What makes a woman stand mesmerised by two children in a school playground, children she's never met but whose names she knows well? And which secret results in a former literary festival director sorting soiled laundry in a shabby hotel? All will be revealed...but at a cost. As Sophie Hannah uncovers the dark obsessions and strange longings behind the most ordinary relationships, life will never seem quite the same again.
About the Author
Sophie Hannah is that rare thing: an acclaimed and best-selling poet. Her first book was greeted with amazement. The Poetry Review declared, 'Shall I put it in capitals? SOPHIE HANNAH IS A GENIUS.' Each subsequent collection has been informally more inventive, thematically more complex, yet each has met with a similar welcome. Her latest book, 'First of the Last Chances', was published in 2003.
'Hannah's comic gift for unraveling the relationship maze makes the complexities of domestic life interesting again.' The Independent 'The author brings a wealth of psychological and literary subtlety to bear... Smart and disarmingly unnerving.' Daily Mail 'Her observations about what lies beneath the surface of other people's lives are intelligently made and beautifully written.' Irish Independent 'People talk about "the Wow! Factor" and this book has got it... An excellent and indulgent read.' Times Books Group 'Hannah has a keen ear for her characters' foibles, snobberies and hypocrisies, and the observation remains acute throughout.' The Observer 'Superb... good, old-fashioned spine-tingling stuff, but also a fine modern thriller... One of those "I must find out what happened" books.' The Times 'A chilling thriller...I was left thinking about the book for days.' Matthew Lewin, The Guardian 'Beautifully written, the novel is outstandingly chilling.' The Spectator 'Hannah wrings a taut chiller-thriller out of the secrets and lies undermining an apparently perfect family.' Saga Magazine 'This taut psychological thriller is full of heart-thumping suspense' Sainsbury's Magazine 'A suspenseful psychological thriller; the plot twists and turns right up until the very last pages.' Heat magazine
|Publisher: ||Sort of Books|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 13.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.32 kg)|