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The Other Half (Paperback)Charlotte Vassell (author)
Witty, satirical and delightfully twisty, Vassell's scorching debut thriller finds an ambitious young detective blocked by wealth and privilege at every turn of his investigation into a rich young woman's murder.
Waterstones Thriller of the Month for October 2023
The night before Rupert's 30th is a black tie dinner at the Kentish Town McDonald's - catered with cocaine and Veuve Clicquot.
The morning after His girlfriend Clemmie is found murdered on Hampstead Heath. All the party-goers have alibis. Naturally.
This investigation is going to be about Classics degrees and aristocrats, Instagram influencers and who knows who. Or is it whom? Detective Caius Beauchamp isn't sure. He's sharply dressed, smart, and as into self-improvement as Clemmie - but as he searches for the dark truth beneath the luxury, a wall of staggering wealth threatens to shut down his investigation before it's begun.
Can he see through the tangled set of relationships in which the other half live, and die, before the case is taken out of his hands? Bitingly funny, full of twists, and all too close to reality, this is a stunning debut from your next favourite crime writer.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
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“A Smash and Ticks Every Box!!!”
A fast paced and intoxicating thriller that I simply couldn't put down and a wonderfully witty and engaging start for Charlotte Vassell. The Other Half feels strangely apt for the times we live in and where... More
“Loved the twists and turns in this mystery”
This was an unusual book. It was a traditional style murder mystery set in modern day London but it was also a satire of the upper classes. A great detective team led by the lovely Caius. A complex and sensitive... More
Absolutely brilliant books .
Great characters and excellent plot.
A thrilling funny read from start to finish.
Can't wait for book two.
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