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The Engagement (Paperback)
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The Engagement (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/01/2014
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Two people. How many lies? A woman and a man drive at dusk to a rural mansion for a final weekend together. It's all been a game. Both players understood the rules. Or so the woman thinks. At the house, a new game begins. A trap has been set. But how and why? And for whom?

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099566076
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 243 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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"A complex psychological thriller that draws on the rich literary history of madwomen in the attic, from Jane Eyre and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca... The Engagement is not Fifty Shades of Grey; its kicks, and kicks in the teeth, are much more subtle." -- Lucy Scholes * Independent *
"The pages fly past so quickly you almost miss the sharp turn of phrase and imagery ... Chloe Hooper's novel engages us, like Liese in Colquhoun's fantasy, in an S&M web for which we don't know the safe word." -- Fleur MacDonald * Literary Review *
"The novel has an affecting oddness all its own... I hope that some of E L James' seemingly insatiable fans chance upon The Engagement and find there is more satisfaction in its pages than in Christian Grey's whipping room." -- Alex Peake-Tomkinson * Daily Telegraph *
"The Engagement is Chloe Hooper's second novel and comes almost a decade after her well-received debut, A Child's Book of True Crime. It is a much tighter, more suspenseful work... The Engagement is compelling." -- Stephanie Bishop * Times Literary Supplement *
"Hooper ably sustains the tension, carefully deploying surprises. The isolation of the farm and the "creeping shocks" of the wilderness create a potent unease." * The New Yorker *

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“Perfect for fans of Gone Girl”

Liese Campbell is an Architect from London who has fled the recession in search of work in Australia. She accepts a tedious job with her uncle as an Estate Agent based in Melbourne. Through her work she meets... More

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