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Transgressions

Sarah Dunant

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

From the highly acclaimed writer of THE BIRTH OF VENUS comes a breakthrough psychological thriller where the means of survival are just as shocking as surrender.

Terrifying, dark and bold, Sarah Dunant's breakthrough psychological thriller transcends genres and audiences; it crosses all boundaries, encroaching on the darker side of sex and fantasy, male and female.

Elizabeth Skorvecky has just come out of a long-term relationship with her boyfriend. Alone in her Victorian house, her only companions are her cat, a trashy crime novel she's translating from Czech, and her music. As the summer ends and the days draw in, unsettling things begin to happen. First it's just a missing CD, then music playing in an empty kitchen at midnight, then a table laid for breakfast for two. Poltergeist Insanity

When Elizabeth wakes at four in the morning to find a man sitting at the end of her bed, she knows, sickeningly , she's very sane - and being stalked. She also discovers that the means of surviving can be just as shocking as surrender.

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Praise for Transgressions

  • A chilling - sometimes terrifying - and tautly written thriller - THE TIMES

  • A bold, intelligent assault on the masculine conventions of the thriller genre - THE SUNDAY TIMES

  • Dunant's unsettling novel is compelling to the end - THE EXPRESS ON SUNDAY

  • Her narrative pulses with emotional truth and heart ...Compelling and distressing - MAIL ON SUNDAY

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Sarah Dunant

Sarah Dunant is a cultural commentator, award-winning thriller writer and author of a trilogy of novels set in renaissance Italy exploring women's lives through art, sex and religion.

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