You Can Stay: The chilling, heart-stopping new thriller (Paperback)
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You Can Stay: The chilling, heart-stopping new thriller (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 15/09/2022
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She's the perfect host. He's the perfect victim.

Someone is hunting Connor. Alone, freezing, in the wilderness of Bodmin Moor, on an elite Special Forces training exercise, he'd be a fool to scorn the kindness of a local stranger. Wouldn't he?

At first, Eilidh seems to be an impeccable host. She offers Connor food and a warm bed - he finds it nearly impossible to leave her charming farmhouse.

But the choice isn't his to make.

There have been others before. None, though, as perfect as him.

Why would she let him leave?

Praise for Elle Connel:

"Down By The Water takes the reader on a weekend trip from hell... I loved the classy writing and ever-growing sense of unease in this clever subversion of a classic country house mystery" - Harriet Tyce

"A chilling drama" Sunday Times

"Misery for the Goop generation. You Can Stay is fantastic - an absolute treat of a book." - Catherine Simpson

"Witty, grounded and entertaining, this is a thrilling read." - Lynsey May

"You Can Stay was so gripping I read it in one compulsive sitting!" - Claire Askew

"Sinister and atmospheric" - Chris Brookmyre

"Absolutely loved this - so dark, yet laced with humour, and such clever plotting. Loved the characters, and the ending is sublime." - Susi Holliday

"I have never fallen so hard for a book this far out of my comfort zone. A stunning book about gender and power, and a fine homage to Stephen King's Misery. Deeply unsettling, and impossible to put down." - Claire L Heuchan

"A gripping mystery." - Nathan Ripley

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472290663
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 194 x 130 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A chilling drama - Sunday Times

The plot twists and turns with spectacular speed - ripping along at terrific pace. - Daily Mail

Down By The Water takes the reader on a weekend trip from hell... I loved the classy writing and ever-growing sense of unease in this clever subversion of a classic country house mystery - Harriet Tyce

Sinister and atmospheric, peeling back the superficial veneers of friendship to reveal the darker truths that lurk beneath - Chris Brookmyre

Absolutely loved this - so dark, yet laced with humour, and such clever plotting. Loved the characters, and the ending is sublime. - Susi Holliday

You Can Stay was so gripping I read it in one compulsive sitting! - Claire Askew, author of the DI Birch series

Filled with mystery and suspense. - The Scots Magazine

A fast, ingenious read that always takes the road less favoured. - Crime Time

Lucy has created an unforgettable villain, a 'Gorgon of Wellness', a villain for our times - Misery for the Goop generation. You Can Stay is fantastic - an absolute treat of a book. - Catherine Simpson, author of Truestory and When I Had a Little Sister

I have never fallen so hard for a book this far out of my comfort zone. A stunning book about gender and power, and a fine homage to Stephen King's Misery. Deeply unsettling, and impossible to put down. - Claire L Heuchan

If you like your female protagonists sinister, mysterious and complex - think Otessa Moshfegh's Eileen - then you will love You Can Stay. A chilling and twisty drama that kept me in its grip throughout. - Elissa Soave, author of Ginger and Me

Prepare to be creeped out and morally compromised by slippery and intriguing characters locked in a battle of wills. In her protagonists, Connel has created an unforgettable interrogation of what it means to dominate, to submit and to betray for the sake of a higher ideal - no matter how misguided. Witty, grounded and entertaining, this is a thrilling read. - Lynsey May

A psychological thriller with both depth and drive, Down By The Water is a gripping mystery - Nathan Ripley

Elle Connel picks away the veneer of old friendships in this sinister and compelling tale of sorrow, secrets, and betrayal. - E. S. Thomson

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“We don’t know who the villain in this story is, until the frightening conclusion to this novel.”

This is an exciting thriller that is based around Connor who is being hunted on Bodmin Moor but why is a mystery to us.
He is an ex Special Forces soldier we learn about his family and the mistakes he has made in his... More

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“Misery On The Moor”

You Can Stay is a tense and gripping psychological thriller by Elle Connel set on bleak and beautiful Bodmin Moor.
Royal Marine Connor wants to join the elite Special Boat Service, the Navy's equivalent of the... More

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“Addictive and suspenseful with a vital element of horror.”

Addictive and suspenseful reading with a vital element of horror contrasts brilliantly with the rugged beauty of the surroundings. The characterisation is detailed and invests the reader in the characters even though... More

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