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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 17/05/2018
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`Haunting and evocative.' Clare Mackintosh `A beautiful, stirring story of loss and obsession' Lisa Jewell

Some friendships are made to be broken

Cornwall, summer of 1986.

The Davenports, with their fast cars and glamorous clothes, living the dream in a breathtaking house overlooking the sea.

If only... thinks sixteen-year-old Tamsyn, her binoculars trained on the perfect family in their perfect home.

If only her life was as perfect as theirs.

If only Edie Davenport would be her friend.

If only she lived at The Cliff House...

Amanda Jennings weaves a haunting tale of obsession, loss and longing, set against the brooding North Cornish coastline, destined to stay with readers long after the final page is turned.

What readers are saying about Amanda Jennings:

'Yet another novel by Amanda Jennings that once you start you can't put down.'

'I'm so pleased that this is another gem. The tension throughout is palpable and I couldn't put it down.'

'Such a brilliant book and so well written.'

'I was very disappointed to emerge from it and discover that I was not, in fact, in Cornwall.'

'It is atmospheric of the place it's set, Cornwall, and together with an intriguing storyline this was a fabulous read.'

'I can't tell you how much I enjoy Amanda Jennings' novels. This is no exception. The intriguing characters keep the pages turning and I couldn't put it down.'

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008250362
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 32 mm


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Reviews for The Cliff House:

`Absorbingly atmospheric ... beautiful and sinister.' The Times

`A very special and utterly unforgettable tale of obsession, desire, grief and deceit - read it.' Heat

`Haunting and evocative.' Clare Mackintosh

`Immensely atmospheric, with vividly drawn characters and a set-up fraught with tension.' Lucy Atkins

`Addictive and utterly compelling ... a clever, thoughtful and page-turning novel.' Hannah Beckerman

`This book made me whimper out loud for fear of what was going to happen. HUGELY enjoyable.' Jane Casey

`Beautifully written, richly evocative, with characters and setting that creep into your very bones.' Tammy Cohen

'Amanda Jennings is the real deal. Not only does she write beautifully, she evokes setting and atmosphere with enviable skill whilst keeping the reader compulsively turning the pages. She doesn't just tell you a story, she draws you into it until you can taste the salt in the air, hear the crash of the waves and feel the heat of teenage obsession.' Fiona Cummins

`Mesmerising and nostalgic with a dark undercurrent that will leave you reeling' Susi Holliday

`Haunting, stylish, intoxicating. Beautifully paced and a brilliant ending. Superb.' Will Dean

`A beautifully written, atmospheric and tense tale of obsession. I was gripped from the first page to the heart-stopping ending. Brilliant.' Claire Douglas

`Hauntingly good' Sarah Hilary

`An atmospheric and deeply satisfying treat.' Emma Kavanagh

`A beautifully written tale of jealousy, envy and possession - absolutely first-class story telling.' Lisa Hall

`With a page-turning plot, brilliant sense of place and beautifully-drawn characters The Cliff House deserves to be one of the biggest hits of the summer.' Cass Green

`I've been a fan of Amanda Jennings' work for some time, but The Cliff House takes this hugely talented author to another level. It's going to be one of the biggest, most talked about books of the summer and it's a fabulous read.' Louise Douglas

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“Intoxicating ”

A dark, haunting, addictive, compelling and beautiful read.
It 1986 in Cornwall, The Davenports have everything that Tamsyn thought she has ever wanted, beautiful clothes, fancy cars and the most beautiful house that... More

Hardback edition
18th April 2018
Helpful? Upvote 37

“An atmospheric novel of obsession, disquiet, grief and loss.”

I’m still haunted by the final scenes of this atmospheric novel. I can hear the pool water ripple at The Cliff House and smell the salty air, as the oppressive heat of the day bends to the will of grief with each step... More

Hardback edition
24th August 2018
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“Coming of Age But Definitely For Adults”

This is a brilliant holiday read, full of toxic friendships that you just know are going to end in tragedy.

Tamsyn lives in a Cornish village with her family who struggle financially since the death of her father.... More

Hardback edition
9th June 2018
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