Exquisite (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 15/06/2017
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When two writers meet at a retreat, the chemistry is instant, and they begin a sinister relationship ... or do they? An exquisitely tense, twisty She Said/She Said psychological thriller from number one bestselling author Sarah Stovell...

***The Times BOOK OF THE MONTH***
***Telegraph BOOK OF THE YEAR***


'Slickly claustrophobic, this arch story of obsessive, forbidden love taken to the extreme will have you squirming in your seat' Sarah Pinborough

'Whip-smart, lushly written and truly page-turning ... Sarah Stovell is a thrilling talent' Holly Seddon

'A moving, gripping story ... twists keep coming till the very last page. I loved it' Erin Kelly

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Bo Luxton has it all - a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name.

Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend.

When they meet at a writers' retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops...

Or does it?

Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

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'The characters are so untrustworthy you wont know what to believe, but you won't put it down till you've found out. A superb debut' Sunday Mirror

'Cunningly constructed and gorgeously written, this is outstanding' Express

'It's a remarkable debut in the crowded psychological thriller field, written with great sureness of touch and tone' The Times

'Addictive, terrifying and beautifully written, Exquisite is up there with the best psychological thrillers I've ever read. Fucking awesome' Chris Whittaker

'Sarah Stovell writes beautifully' Essie Fox

'Beautifully written and perfectly twisted, I was sucked deeply into the intertwined worlds of Alice and Bo and found myself reading through my fingers, compelled yet terrified at what the outcome might be...' Susi Holliday

'I bloody loved it. So clever, so beautifully written, such brilliant characterisation and THAT ENDING!' Lisa Hall

'Beautifully written, atmospheric and sexy' Cass Green

'A dark, sensual and twisted character study, rife with murky motivations and sinister revelations ... hard to put down' Foreword Reviews

'Kept me reading long into the night ... a majestic debut and utterly compelling' James MacManus, TLS

'The characters are untrustworthy so you won't know what to believe. But you won't be able to put the book down until you find out' Sunday People

'An alarming novel: infuriating at times, appalling, even frightening, and always a page-turner' Shots Mag

'Beautifully written, gripping and utterly believable' Crime Review

'A psychological thriller that will simply blow your mind' New Books Magazine

'If you're looking for a new and exciting psychological thriller that's packed with unexpected twists, Exquisite won't disappoint' CultureFly

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781910633748
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Those expecting an unhappy ending won't be disappointed." --Publishers Weekly "Exquisite is a powerful and assured debut thriller. Slickly claustrophobic and delicately wrought this arch story of obsessive forbidden love taken to the extreme will have you squirming in your seat even as you're driven to turn the next page. A must-read for 2017." --Sarah Pinborough, author, Behind Her Eyes "Whip-smart, lushly written and truly page-turning. I loved Exquisite, from the misleading simplicity of the premise and right down through all the dark depths of the she said/she said narrative. Sarah Stovell is a thrilling talent." --Holly Seddon. author, Try Not to Breathe "A perfect literary thriller. A moving, gripping story told in beautiful prose. The twists keep coming until the very last page. I loved this book." --Erin Kelly, author, The Poison Tree

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“A massive contender for psychological thriller of the year.”

Exquisite is published by Orenda Books. What that means to me is that, whether or not I love the book, the writing will always be top notch. And so it is with Exquisite – a book which more than lives up to its name.... More

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“Psychological thriller set in the LAKE DISTRICT”

I took this novel to read whilst staying in The Lake District. Sitting high on the Fells, overlooking the vast panorama of richly coloured hills, I would look up from my reading, engrossed as I was, as the story... More

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“Addictive psychological thriller.”

Exquisite the debut psychological thriller by Sarah Stovell is not just as the title says but this just exceptional. It is a precise and powerful thriller set among the rolling fells of the Lake District. It is a... More

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