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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

It all started with … HIM.

Catherine has become mute. She has witnessed something so disturbing that she simply can’t speak – not to her husband, her children, or her friends. The doctors say the only way forward is to look into her past. Catherine needs to start with Him. Lucian.

Catherine met the love of her life at university and was drawn into his elite circle of privileged, hedonistic friends. But one night it all falls apart and she leaves him, shattering his life forever.

Still, fifteen years later, Lucian haunts every one of Catherine’s quiet moments, and when they are unexpectedly reunited, their love reignites with explosive force.

But they can’t move on from what happened all those years ago. In fact, uncovering the truth will cause their lives to implode once again. This time, with disastrous consequences.

Read by Nathalie Buscombe and Max Dowler
(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 23rd August 2018

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409178033


Addictive, elegant and pacey writing. Brideshead recalibrated by way of Big Little Lies.
Lex Coulton
Gripping, involving, heartbreaking ... really interesting and thought-provoking on the impact of shame and silence.
Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
Wow! Just wow! This was truly amazing! Completely adored it.
Amanda Reynolds
A dark love story.
Daily Mail
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
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
Heartbreaking and beautifully drawn. HIM stays with you long after the final page.
Victoria Selman
What a wonderful debut! It was dark, addictive and ultimately heart breaking.
Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
Loved this gripping, brilliant, heart-breaking and thought-provoking book.
Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
Beautiful writing, tense atmosphere, a dazzling debut.
Lara Dearman
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
Gripping and kept me guessing - and so emotionally true.
Sophie Kinsella
An addictive read.