Why would anyone admit to the murder of someone who wasn't dead The fourth sychological suspense novel from the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestselling Hannah.
Why would anyone confess to the murder of someone who isn't dead
Ruth Bussey knows what it means to be in the wrong and to be wronged. She once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn't believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past he hates to talk about, until one day he decides he must confide in Ruth. He tells her that years ago he killed someone: a woman called Mary Trelease.
Ruth is confused. She's certain she's heard the name before, and when she realises why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen - because the Mary Trelease that Ruth knows is very much alive . . .
This utterly gripping thriller should establish her as one of the great unmissables of this genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination - The Times on THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Sophie Hannah is very very good at setting things up and moving on - a chunky book you'll get through in no time - Evening Standard
A masterclass in plotting that adds twist after twist in a hectic finale - Sunday Times on THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Beautifully written and precision-engineered to unsettle - Guardian on THE OTHER HALF LIVES
The interest of any crime or thriller fan will be piqued by Hannah's early chapters, but even the most Machiavellian-minded will be confounded by the serpentine twists of her audacious plotting. - Independent on THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Hannah brings us spectacularly sinister characters and throws them into some wincingly creepy dilemmas - Independent on Sunday, Books of the Year
This book is long but never tedious, and, as with the finest examples of the genre, Hannah refuses to allow the reader any hope of predicting how it will all end until she decides to put the final piece of the jigsaw in place - Daily Express on THE OTHER HALF LIVES
It's a difficult tightrope to walk but Hannah does it triumphantly, maintaining the tension until the very end - Val McDermid, The Times
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.