Search Results: "Sophie Hannah"


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THE CRADLE IN THE GRAVE by Sophie Hannah
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Hannah, who understands every neurotic twitch, blemish and lie a person is capable of, is just the thing for those who followed the Casey Anthony murder trial."
What happens after the jury gets it wrong. Or does it? Read full book review >

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THE DEAD LIE DOWN by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A complex, unnerving study of relationships, with none more stressful than that of Sgt. Zailer and DC Waterhouse. Her exemplary skills put Hannah (The Wrong Mother, 2009, etc.) right up there with Ruth Rendell."
Why confess to a murder that never happened? Read full book review >

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LITTLE FACE by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not quite Hitchcock, but a tautly claustrophobic spiral of a story delivered with self-belief."
Is Alice deranged or has her husband swapped her newborn child for another baby? Read full book review >

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KEEP HER SAFE by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Hannah (Closed Casket, 2016, etc.) continues her quest to identify all the reassuring certitudes mystery novels take for granted and demonstrate how much fun it is to toss them overboard. There's no point in objecting to the coincidences and implausibilities required to launch this brilliant nightmare: resistance is futile."
Overwhelmed by complications arising from her unplanned third pregnancy, a Hertfordshire housewife flees her home for the comforts of an upscale Arizona resort and lands smack in the middle of a fictionalization of the JonBenét Ramsey case, which quickly swallows her up. Read full book review >

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KIND OF CRUEL by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Back and forth shifts in time and the multiple narrators may confound and alienate readers."
British writer Hannah, who specializes in psychological thrillers, continues her series centered around two married police detectives, officers Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer. Read full book review >

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A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Even after the last clouds have dispersed, you won't soon forget this nightmare within a nightmare."
A London TV producer who's retired to Devon to get away from it all is terrorized by a series of anonymous phone calls that mercilessly reveal every fault line in the lives of two families, one of them her own. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIER by Sophie Hannah
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Fans will love the endlessly knotty complications; those unable to commit their full attention to the problem at hand may well quit in exhaustion before the denouement."
The smothering of a supremely unlikable woman provokes a conspiracy, a false confession, a hysterical outburst and round upon round of sifting through the evidence by DC Simon Waterhouse and his wife, DS Charlie Zailer (Kind of Cruel, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE MONOGRAM MURDERS by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Despite the names and dates, this authorized sequel will remind you less of Christie, whose strengths are very different from Hannah's, than of the dozens of other pastiches of golden age detective fiction among which it takes its place."
Hercule Poirot, last spotted in Charles Osborne's novelization Black Coffee (1998), returns from retirement to investigate a triple poisoning in 1929 London. Read full book review >

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CLOSED CASKET by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"As in The Monogram Murders (2014), Hannah provides both less and more than Agatha Christie ever baked into any of her tales. But the climactic revelation that establishes the killer's motive is every bit as brilliant and improbable as any of Christie's own decorous thunderclaps."
A famous Irish author of children's mysteries announces that she's just disinherited her family before a gathering that includes those very family members—along with Hercule Poirot. Read full book review >

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WOMAN WITH A SECRET by Sophie Hannah
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Hannah, who plots rings around most of the competition, shares Ruth Rendell's shivery conviction that there are still darker secrets than whodunit, how, and why."
The murder of a heat-seeking online columnist provides DC Simon Waterhouse and his wife, DS Charlie Zailer, with perhaps too many suspects—including a leading suspect so overburdened with guilt that she's almost too convenient. Read full book review >

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THE SUPERPOWER OF LOVE by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Only a Brit could have produced this solipsistically witsome reflection of contemporary life—and nobody does it better. (Author tour) "
British novelist Hannah debuts here with a biting, severely realistic George Elliotesque take on a group of late-20s professionals centered in Cambridge and Yorkshire who totter precipitously on the verge of breakup and calamity. Read full book review >