The Primrose Path (Paperback)Rebecca Griffiths (author)
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Haunted by her past. In danger from her present.
Isolated, alone, vulnerable.
Sometimes the danger is closer than you think.
As a teenager, Sarah D'Villez famously escaped a man who abducted and held her hostage for eleven days. The case became notorious, with Sarah's face splashed across the front of every newspaper in the country.
Now, seventeen years later, that man is about to be released from prison. Fearful of the media storm that is sure to follow, Sarah decides to flee to rural Wales under a new identity, telling nobody where she's gone.
Settling into the small community she is now part of, Sarah soon realises that someone is watching her. Someone who seems to know everything about her . . .
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 125 x 197 x 26 mm
I was hooked from page one and downed this book in one lip-smacking, thirst-quenching gulp! For me, The Primrose Path is the best book so far of 2016 * Crimesquad, Fresh Blood of the Month *
This is a chilling thriller . . . a brilliantly written book * Sun *
A lusciously atmospheric rural mystery with a delicious backflip of an ending. There were moments that literally gave me shivers. * Alex Marwood, the #1 Kindle bestseller *
Gripping * Hello, Book of the Week *
Creepy * Heat *
A tense, brooding thriller which lays bare the dark currents of rural life; its secrets, lies and the sheer brutality which festers beneath the surface of seemingly idyllic village communities. With its sharp-eyed characterisation, expert plotting, and evocative prose, The Primrose Path marks Rebecca Griffiths as a future star of the domestic noir genre. * Eva Dolan, critically acclaimed author of the Zigic and Ferreira series *
I loved the contrasting settings, the vivid depictions of the Welsh community and landscape, the backdrop of isolation and fear that permeates every page, and the gnawing sense of uncertainty Rebecca succeeds in making you feel about just about everything and everybody you encounter in the book. Beautifully written, it's a truly chilling and impressive debut. * Gilly Macmillan *
[A] twisty delight of a tale, brilliantly constructed, highly addictive and with some great characters and a winding beautifully written plot that is really engaging . . . an intelligent character driven story that is genuinely fun to read. Highly Recommended * Liz Loves Books *
A twisty slice of Welsh Gothic with rich evocative prose. I loved The Primrose Path * Mark Hill, author of The Two O'Clock Boy *
[Griffiths'] intimate knowledge of the area shines through, creating the authentic feel of a claustrophobic, tight-knit little community where everyone knows everyone else's business and is proud of it . . . This is a cracking debut from an author who shows great promise and I could only marvel at the number of twists she crammed into one book . . . You'll certainly feel like you've been through the wringer by the end of this chilling slice of domestic noir. I'm adding Rebecca Griffiths to my growing list of new authors to watch. * Crimefictionlover *
If this is anything to go by Rebecca Griffiths is on her way to being a bestselling author. The Primrose Path is disturbing, mysterious and quite unpredictable . . . a book that will be addictive and laden with twists and turns . . . breath-taking. * Bibliophoenix, 5 stars *
A truly twisty tantalising, psychological thriller in which the author has planted so many red herrings, I finished reading it with the aroma of kippers still in my nostrils! . . . a very coherent and enigmatic multi-layered, yet easy to follow, book with lots of quirky characters with idiosyncrasies and flaws galore. It gallops along at a fair old pace dragging you behind it shouting Whoah! Very enjoyable, entertaining and readable for lovers of twisty psychological chillers. * BeadyJansBooks *
An exceptionally atmospheric debut set in the wilds of the Welsh countryside, this twisty tale is told from multiple perspectives that join up in wholly unexpected ways. Very accomplished and beautifully written. * Catherine Ryan Howard *
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