The most commercial psychological suspense novel yet from bestselling Sophie Hannah.
It's 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she's logging on to a property website in search of a particular house: 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. She knows it's for sale; she saw the estate agent's board in the front garden less than six hours ago.
Soon Connie is clicking on the 'Virtual Tour' button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. She finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare: in the living room, in the middle of the carpet, there's a woman lying face down in a huge pool of blood. In shock, Connie wakes her husband Kit. But when Kit sits down at the computer to take a look, he sees no dead body, only a pristine beige carpet in a perfectly ordinary room . . .
The great thing about Sophie Hannah thrillers is that at first you have no idea what s going on, but really want to find out. Hannah is known for ingenious twists in her clever plots, and she s in form in this latest offering. - The Sunday Telegraph
Somehow you know the answers won t be pleasant, but your need to find [them] will rival Connie s as she feels her way through a blinding storm of obsession and violence. - Australian Women's Weekly
Lasting Damage is masterfully crafted. Hannah s particular skill is how well she incorporates psychological motivations of each of the characters while manipulating the reader at the same time. - Courier Mail
Sophie Hannah has steadily established herself as one of the leading lights of the new wave of British crime writers. Each of her novels has featured clever, unusual plot lines that draw the reader in through the sheer mysteriousness of the central conceit... an engaging psychological suspense novel. - Canberra Times
Hannah is in fine form in this engaging thriller. - The Week
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Hannah takes domestic scenarios, adds disquieting touches and turns up the suspense until you're checking under the bed for murders - Independent
It's a given that nothing will be as it seems in the latest psychological thriller from Sophie Hannah, who marries complex plots with crisp, conversational prose - Marie Claire
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer, translated into 49 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. Sophie is the author of the bestselling Poirot continuation mysteries. 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. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her family.