Sharp Glass (Hardback)Sarah Hilary (author)
Sarah Hilary, Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year winner and author of Black Thorn, returns with Sharp Glass. Trapped and alone in a remote house in the country, one woman must find a way to defeat a captor who has no intention of letting her go.
'A master of her craft. In every book she makes the words sing' Ann Cleeves
The last thing she remembers is standing outside the empty house. One she was employed to pack, ready for removal. Her job is her life. It is her compulsion to take care of an owner’s precious possessions, to do whatever it takes to help them move on. Now she is cold, dirty, damp, trapped in its cellar with no chance of escape, miles from anywhere. His prisoner.
And then he returns.
Her captor believes she holds the answers to why a young girl was murdered a year ago. He refuses to let her go until she reveals her secrets. But he doesn’t know she has hidden depths, and an anger she works hard to control.
The battle lines are drawn. They are the only two people who can solve the mystery of the dead girl, but when the truth is revealed whose life will shatter…?
Praise for Sarah Hilary and Black Thorn:
'An astonishingly gifted writer' Marian Keyes
'Nail-biting, heart-wrenching stuff . . . has the atmopshere and drama of a modern-day du Maurier novel' Erin Kelly
'A mesmerizing story of family and community, secrets and lies. Psychologically rich and captivatingly told' Megan Abbott
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
I’ve loved Sarah’s work from the beginning. She’s a brave writer, shifting tone and subject matter, always surprising. Above all, she’s a master of her craft. In every book she makes the words sing - Ann Cleeves
Another masterpiece of psychological suspense from the inimitable Sarah Hilary. This shifting, shimmering thriller takes the premise of John Fowles’ The Collector, shakes it by the shoulders and turns it on its head - Erin Kelly
A creepy and atmospheric tale, beautifully and sensitively written - The Guardian on Black Thorn
A mesmerizing story of family and community, secrets and lies. Psychologically rich and captivatingly told, Sarah Hilary’s Black Thorn sweeps you into its dark embrace from the start and holds you there until its final revelations - Megan Abbott on Black Thorn
Exudes a tightly controlled menace that ratchets up to full-blown claustrophobia as the pages turn. A book that oozes under your skin from the opening sentence - Vaseem Khan on Black Thorn
Sarah Hilary has done it again with this tale of toxicity in all its forms. Excellent writing and tight plotting on top of shifting sands make Black Thorn an unforgettable read with the most sympathetic protagonist I've read in years - Liz Nugent on Black Thorn
Multi-layered, unexpected, and carrying a strong emotional punch, Black Thorn is refreshingly different. Sarah Hilary is an exceptionally gifted writer - Sharon Bolton on Black Thorn
Brilliant. Taking a really deep dive into some dark spaces that Sarah brings vividly to life, it's wonderful and unlike anything else I've read lately - Mick Herron on Black Thorn
A stunning, haunting and often moving novel. I loved it - Anna Mazzola on Black Thorn
Sarah Hilary is a writer with all the gifts: character and psychology, language and one-more-chapter suspense. In twisting, turning, ever-changing Black Thorn, she shows us how very easily the wrong people can turn paradise into hell on earth - Lucie Whitehouse on Black Thorn
An extraordinary* book. Beautifully written, densely plotted, with an uncanny insight into the best and worst of family relationships - Emma Flint on Black Thorn
I was blown away by the writing and the world and the sensitivity with which the characters are drawn . . . you literally absorb it. Sarah Hilary just gets better and better - Sabine Durrant on Black Thorn
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