Sophie Hannah Room Swept White

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Room Swept White

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Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm.She's only been gone two hours.Her husband David was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before.With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

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Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer. Her crime novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie's death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie's novels The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level throughout the UK. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, two children and dog.

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Quite brilliant - I was extremely impressed The Times This may well turn out to be the detective novel of the year ... A terrifying mystery of manipulation, counter-manipulation and, finally, astounding revelation - it's a haunting story told with bewitching skill. Scotsman Chilling and completely gripping - I stayed up half the night to finish it. Marie Claire The author is a poet by trade and she brings a wealth of psychological and literary subtlety to bear in this impressive novel. Smart and disarmingly unnerving Daily Mail Hannah adapts to crime fiction with arresting aplomb: her characters are vivid, the novel's challenging double narrative is handled with flair, and its denouement is ingenious The Sunday Times Sophie Hannah has written a riveting thriller that will keep you turning the pages in one sitting if possible. Her observations about what lies beneath the surface of other people's lives are intelligently made and beautifully written Irish Independent LITTLE FACE is that most fascinating and intelligent of modern crime novels: rather than a whodunit, it escalates from a how-and-whydunit to a point where the reader is unsure if a crime has been committed at all ... Hannah never deviates from her intention: to deliver a gripping crime story of the first order, loaded with subtext and meaning Leeds Guide Women in peril flit through the pages of traditional Gothic fiction, murmuring 'Had I but known!' as they fall for the wrong man, open the wrong door or apply for the wrong job. Sophie Hannah takes the trusty formula in both hands, gives it a vigorous shake and uses it to produce something fascinating and original in her novel. Beautifully written the novel is outstandingly chilling - terror lurks in the half understood and in anticipation. Little Face is a hugely promising debut. Sophie Hannah is an author to watch -- Andrew Taylor Spectator Hannah's whodunit milks a classic formula with subversive results. This missing-baby tale chimes with very modern anxieties. Custody issues lie at the heart of the resolution, and the increasingly perverse relationship between Alice and David is grounded in recognisable reality that serves only to make our flesh crawl more -- Emma Hagestadt Independent I do not really want to discuss this thriller. I do not want to give away any of the quite brilliant twists to those who may not have read LITTLE FACE or have not yet finished it. So, you will just have to take my word that Sophie Hannah delivers as good a finale as any crime writer. I was extremely impressed -- Alyson Rudd The Times A suspensful and psychological thriller, the plot twists and turns right up until the very last Heat Intriguing. Hannah's depiction of relationships tested to the limit by domestic tragedy is impressive -- Simon Shaw Mail on Sunday A gripping psychological thriller Independent on Sunday A roller coaster of a read and a real page turner. Find a couple of days when you don't need to be anywhere. Disconnect the doorbell and turn off the phone. I can guarantee you will not want to be disturbed while reading this. Intriguing, thrilling and worrying: where is Florence? What happened to Alice and Little Face? are just two of the questions you will find yourself asking. Along with the age-old is it nature or nurture that makes people into what they are? Sophie Hannah keeps us guessing till the end and then hits us between the eyes with a thrilling climax. Not to be missed New Books Magazine Sophie Hannah is an award-winning poet and short story writer, and for this, her first novel, she has come up with a chilling thriller ... I was left thinking about the book for days Guardian This is one of the most gripping psychological mysteries I have read in a long time ... I found some of the incidents profoundly disturbing and outside my comprehension, but all too frighteningly possible. One of the best books I have read in a long time. Truly gripping Mystery Women Magazine I have been devouring poet and novelist Sophie Hannah's psychological thriller LITTLE FACE. I can't remember when I was more intrigued by the premise of a book... I read this book greedily, longing to know why anyone would swap a baby. Steal a baby yes, swap an adult yes, but swap a baby? It is almost impossible to unravel. The tension ratchets up throughout the book; the scenes of David's increasingly vile psychological torture of Alice are particularly gripping. And, like all good thrillers, the resolution began to make sense just pages before the final revelation of whodunnit and why. A toothsome read; I'm eager to get my hands on the next one -- Naomi Alderman The Bookseller Not quite Hitchcock, but a tautly claustrophobic spiral of a story delivered with self-belief Kirkus Reviews This utterly gripping thriller should establish [Hannah] as one of the great unmissables of the genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination The Times on THE OTHER HALF LIVES 'This book's triumph is that it is not just a perfectly executed psychological thriller, but a pertinent meditation on society itself.' Guardian on A ROOM SWEPT WHITE A remarkable novel, and an adventure to read ... A first-class whodunit that will keep you reading long into the night. Scotsman on A ROOM SWEPT WHITE Fascinating and original ... beautifully written ... outstandingly chilling Spectator on LITTLE FACE

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