How to Play Dead (Paperback)Jacqueline Ward (author)
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He knows your every move...
She's watching over them. And he's watching her...
Ria Taylor is everything to everyone. Wife and mother, the centre of her family. And the manager of a refuge for women whose partners have driven them out of their own homes.
But one night, with her husband away, Ria receives a terrifyingly sinister message. Someone is watching her. Someone who seems to know everything about her. She knows what she should do - seek help, just like she tells her clients to. But Ria is the help. As events escalate, and terror takes hold, Ria must decide whether to run or hide...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Bravo. An unsettling - and at times incredibly difficult - read describing too many people's everyday reality. * Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton *
Horrifying in its reflection of reality for many women - and men. * Literary Review *
A clever title for a very thoughtful book about the complexities surrounding the victims of domestic abuse. * Irish Daily Mail *
How to Play Dead is an excellent story, something that will leave a deep impression on you... it has deeply affected me... This is a book that will make you stop and think. * New Books Magazine *
Hugely engrossing - a dark delight. * Catherine Ryan Howard, author of Rewind, on Perfect Ten *
A wildly entertaining and compelling debut. * Daily Mail, on Perfect Ten *
Fascinating. * Paula Daly, author of Open Your Eyes, on Perfect Ten *
Penetratingly sharp on the complexities of psychological abuse and the human heart, this compulsive, disturbing debut will be relished by fans of Gillian Flynn and Paula Daly. * Joanne Owen, LoveReading, on Perfect Ten *
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“A Book that makes you think”
It is not often that I have to stop and think about a book I am reading. It has taken me five days after finishing the novel to decide how I can best express what I felt and thought about this book. How to Play Dead... More
“Gripping and important”
This feels like a really important read which raises a large number of really important issues (and makes sure that you continue thinking about them long after you have finished reading it). The story of a women’s... More
‘How to play dead’ is Jacqueline’s second novel.
It is based around Ria who manages a refuge for abused women providing emergency accommodation and also counselling. Unfortunately this brings their partners around to... More
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