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Like A House On Fire: Painfully astute and brilliantly funny . . . I loved it Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare

Caroline Hulse

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Family & health

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, Sunday Times bestselling author of After the End

'A triumph of a novel' BETH O'LEARY, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare

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Things Stella and George have had blazing rows about:

- Misquoting Jurassic Park.
- Leaving a Coke can on the side of the bath.
- Fitting car seats for their hypothetical kids.

In other news, they're getting divorced.

But first, Stella's mum is throwing a murder mystery party and - with her dad losing his job, her mum's recent diagnosis, and some very odd behaviour from her sister - now is not the time to tell everyone.
All Stella and George have to do is make it through the day without their break-up being discovered - though it will soon turn out that having secrets runs in the family...

More praise for LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE:

'Funny and sad and relateable and deeply human' HARRIET TYCE, bestselling author of Blood Orange

'Part Fleabag, part Agatha Christie, Like A House On Fire is everything I love in a book...I was hooked from page one. Bravo, what a triumph!' JOSIE SILVER, bestselling author of One Day in December

'Sheer delight from start to finish' LESLEY KARA

'Painfully astute and brilliantly funny' BETH O'LEARY

'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, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Patchwork Family

'Absolutely loved Like A House On Fire. A proper delight' RICHARD ROPER

'Hilarious and brilliant and clever in that way only Caroline knows how to be. So compelling, I couldn't put it down' LUCY VINE

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

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

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Praise for Like A House On Fire: Painfully astute and brilliantly funny . . . I loved it Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare

  • 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, and Like A House On Fire. She lives in Manchester with her husband and a small controlling dog.

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