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Like A House On Fire

Caroline Hulse

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Another achingly funny, uncomfortably relatable novel from the brilliant Caroline Hulse, chock full of black humour, family drama and a murder mystery with an explosive end ...

'Acutely observed and brilliantly funny' CLARE MACKINTOSH

George and Stella's marriage is over. They can't decide exactly when that happened (Was it the coke can? Or that comment about Jurassic Park?), but they both agree that it has.

A couple of months after the separation, Stella's mother, Margaret "The Force of Nature" Foy sends out invites for her murder mystery anniversary party - with George on the invite list. Stella hasn't told her parents about the divorce, she couldn't bring herself to. And with her father's business shutting down, Margaret's recent cancer diagnosis, and some very odd behaviour from her older sister Helen, now is clearly not a good time.

All they have to do is make it through the day without their secret being discovered. And in doing so, they may find each other again - or see their past and future both go up in flames...

More praise for LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE:

'Caroline Hulse is a very funny writer and a wonderfully compassionate observer of human frailty' KATE EBERLEN

'Funny and sad and relateable and deeply human' HARRIET TYCE

'A proper delight' RICHARD ROPER

'Witty, whip-smart and wincingly observant, pure entertainment from start to finish. A Caroline Hulse book is a reading highlight of my year' CATHY BRAMLEY

'Sheer delight from start to finish' LESLEY KARA

'Funny, moving and astute. A triumph!' NICOLA MOSTYN

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Praise for Like A House On Fire

  • I loved The Adults! Funny, dry and beautifully observed. Highly recommended for anyone whose Perfect Christmases never quite go according to plan! - Gill Sims, author of Why Mummy Drinks

  • I took this book on holiday and couldn't put it down! I found myself feeling tense as I became more and more invested in the unfolding drama of the weekend away. I've never read anything quite like it and Posey was a highlight.

  • I loved it. I couldn't believe it was a debut. It was so funny, and intriguing and I was desperate to know where it was all heading - a great read... - Mike Gayle, author of THE MAN I THINK I KNOW

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Caroline Hulse

Caroline Hulse is the bestselling author of The Adults, which has been published in fifteen territories and optioned for TV by Tiger Aspect. She lives in Manchester with her husband and a small controlling dog.

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