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
Praise for Sophie Hannah - :
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 a best-selling, award-winning poet. She regularly performs her poetry live to audiences nationwide and abroad, and recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Little Face was a phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller, and Hurting Distance, her second psychological crime novel has received brilliant critical acclaim. The Point of Rescue is her third novel. Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.