By Clare Empson
Big Little Lies meets 13 Reasons Why in this dark and suspenseful debut from a stunning new talent.
'Gripping and heartbreaking' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
'Dark and addictive' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
'So emotionally true' Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic series
'You're stuck there, aren't you? Right at the end. And I wonder if it might help to go back to the beginning, to put everything in some kind of order.'
Catherine has witnessed something so traumatic that she can't speak. Or won't speak.The doctors say the only way forward is to look into her past.
Catherine needs to start with HIM .
Fifteen years ago she met Lucian at university and fell into a passionate love affair. They were meant to be together forever. But something happened. Something that destroyed them.
Catherine married someone else. Had two children. She moved on - or so she thought. Now Lucian is back, showing her how different life could have been.
But going back to the beginning won't change the ending.
In fact, it might be the thing that finally breaks her...
Clare is a journalist with a background in national newspapers - small business editor, finance correspondent and fashion at the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Express, freelance for The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Tatler amongst others. She currently works as editor/founder of experiential lifestyle website www.countrycalling.co.uk.
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23 Aug 2018
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Gripping, involving, heartbreaking ... really interesting and thought-provoking on the impact of shame and silence. — Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
What a wonderful debut! It was dark, addictive and ultimately heart breaking. — Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
Gripping and kept me guessing - and so emotionally true. — Sophie Kinsella
Him is dark, gripping, original and totally heartbreaking. Clare Empson writes like a dream: taut and sophisticated, not a word wasted. I loved this book. — Francesca Jakobi, author of Bitter
Addictive, elegant and pacey writing. Brideshead recalibrated by way of Big Little Lies. — Lex Coulton
A compelling and unforgettable novel in which silence speaks louder than words and relationships are not what they seem. I was utterly gripped from the first sentence. — Elisa Lodato, author of An Unremarkable Body
There are shades of Brideshead in this elegantly written novel that explores the devastating effects of a doomed love affair. A captivating read. — Karen Perry, author of Girl Unknown
A dark love story. — Daily Mail
Beautiful writing, tense atmosphere, a dazzling debut. — Lara Dearman