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Did You See Melody?

Sophie Hannah

12 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

The compelling new standalone suspense novel from Queen of Crime, Sophie Hannah.

Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn't know what to trust: everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

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Praise for Did You See Melody?

  • For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their thrillers, Sophie Hannah is the writer of choice - Guardian on A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY

  • Postmodernism and crime fiction are not easy bedfellows, and it takes a master (or mistress) of the genre to balance the clever-cleverness of the meta-text with the skill needed to build and maintain suspense. In A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY Hannah manages to balance postmodern playfulness with a strong narrative drive to produce a complex, compelling brain-teaser . . . Hannah - like Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell before her - is an expert at exploring the delicate line between the ordinary and the monstrous, yet her everyday tales of warped psychology are laced with humour. - Independent on A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY

  • A beguiling and intricate standalone crime thriller. - Daily Mail on A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY

  • A fabulously creepy standalone. - Bookseller on A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY

  • No one writes twisted, suspenseful novels quite like Sophie Hannah . . . unpredictable, unputdownab

  • The language in Sophie Hannah's novels is so precise and elegantly phrased. More noteworthy, perhaps, is her sure grasp of psychology - particularly that of her beleaguered heroines, often thrown into chaos by the effects of crime or a catastrophic misjudgement on their own part - Financial Times on A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY

  • No one writes twisted, suspenseful novels quite like Sophie Hannah . . . unpredictable, unputdownable and

  • A beguiling and intricate standalone crime thriller. - Daily Mail on A GAME FOR ALL THE

  • The language in Sophie Hannah's novels is so precise and elegantly phrased. Mor

  • Did You See Melody Is Sophie Hannah at her very best. Twisty as a corkscrew and totally entertaining, it is the definition of a page turner - I read it in one day. Put everything on hold and pick up this book now. Brilliant. - Jenny Blackhurst, author of HOW I LOST YOU

  • I loved everything about this novel, from the setting to the witty and vivid characters to the immensely satisfying ending. I will be recommending this one to everyone - and you will, too. - Elizabeth Haynes, author of BEHIND ClOSED DOORS

  • For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their

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Sophie Hannah

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. Two more Poirot novels will follow, in 2018 and 2020. Sophie's thrillers 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.