Watch Her Fall (Hardback)
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Watch Her Fall (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 01/04/2021
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Waterstones Says

Another electrifying psychological thriller from the author of We Know You Know focusing on the deadly rivalry at the heart of an elite production of Swan Lake.

Longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2021

Swan Lake is divided into the black acts and the white acts. The Prince is on stage for most of the ballet, but it's the swans audiences flock to see. In early productions, Odette and Odile were performed by two different dancers. These days, it is usual for the same dancer to play both roles. Because of the faultless ballet technique required to master the steps, and the emotional range needed to perform both the virginal Odette and the dark, seductive Odile, this challenging dual role is one of the most coveted in all ballet.

Dancers would kill for the part.

Ava Kirilova has reached the very top of her profession. After years and years of hard graft, pain and sacrifice as part of the London Russian Ballet Company, allowing nothing else to distract her, she is finally the poster girl for Swan Lake. Even Mr K - her father, and the intense, terrifying director of the company - can find no fault. Ava has pushed herself ahead of countless other talented, hardworking girls, and they are all watching her now.

But there is someone who really wants to see Ava fall...

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473680838
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 240 x 154 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Superbly dark, gloriously twisted and utterly seductive - this is Erin Kelly at her mind-bending best.' - Ruth Ware

'Kelly's characters could walk into a room and take a seat next to you and you'd know who they were, and her plots are the smartest in the industry, but with this one she somehow captured the intense, constrained, sinister world of ballet. I absolutely loved it.' - Gillian McAllister, author of Sunday Times bestseller How to Disappear

'I would read a shopping list from Erin Kelly, if it were set in the same rarified, cut-throat world in which she has set her latest novel. Watch Her Fall is not only a cleverly plotted, beautifully written thriller; it is also a mesmerising glimpse behind the curtain into a world few of us will ever see.' - Clare Mackintosh

'Thriller queen Kelly is back with a new novel about a dancer at the London Ballet Company . . . Think Black Swan but in book form.' - Cosmopolitan

'Kelly's pirouetting plot is up there with her best.' - Daily Express

'Watch Her Fall is a triumph of storytelling, full of swooping passion and explosive twists that will take your breath away. I was entranced from the first page, losing my heart to the characters and swept up in their stories which were seamlessly intertwined in the way only a writer at the height of her powers can achieve. An absolute joy of a book.' - Sarah Hilary

'In what I believe is her best book to date, Erin Kelly leaps into the dark and enchanting world of Russian ballet with a dancer's precision. The mesmeric tale of Ava Kirilova unfolds like the darkest and most delicious fairytale. I read it in two sittings and found myself enraptured, transported, spun around and left dizzy by the final page.' - Charlotte Philby, bestselling author of Part of the Family and A Double Life

'An immersive, addictive thriller set in the high-stakes world of ballet, with a jolting twist you absolutely won't see coming.' - Claire McGowan, author of The Other Wife

'Just finished Watch Her Fall - an elegant thriller set around the secretive world of elite Russian ballet. Powerful, ingenious and EXCITING. Loved peeking behind the curtain and learning about Swan Lake. Memorable characters and gasp-out-loud twists. SUPERB!.' Will Dean

'A captivating hall of mirrors of a novel, where nothing and no one is as they seem.' - Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

'Think Black Swan meets Killing Eve, with the most brilliant twist.' - Grazia Online

'Erin Kelly plunges readers into the highly competitive world of ballet in Watch Her Fall.' - Sunday Express S Magazine

'Bestselling crime novelist Kelly returns with a dark tale of obsession and ambition set in a prestigious ballet company and based around the story of Swan Lake.' - ipaper

'Immerse yourself in the claustrophobic, competitive world of ballet. Beautifully dark and complex. So good!' - Jane Fallon

'The new addictive thriller of 2021 . . . Gripping with a devilish twist.' - Alice O'Keeffe

'This was a wild ride! Erin Kelly's new book Watch Her Fall is a thrilling high-wire of twists and switchbacks! Brilliant.' - Marian Keyes

'Watch Her Fall is a terrifically absorbing novel, rich in atmosphere, style and surprises - Erin Kelly once again leads her readers on a dark and merry dance, and they'll love her for it.' - Sarah Perry

'Glitters with dark brilliance and portrays the complex, painful world of ballet with great authenticity. I loved it!' - Kate Rhodes

'This thriller is being described as Killing Eve meets Black Swan - how amazing does that sound? Set in the world of ballet, it's about two rival dancers and the lengths they go to to get to the top.' - Good Housekeeping 'Books to Watch in 2021'

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Hardback
Stu Cummins

“A gripping tale of ambition, greed, privilege & loss...against a backdrop of dance”

Erin Kelly continues her reign as the queen of narrative curveball with the fantastically dark and twisty “Watch Her Fall”. Set in the unforgiving and intense world of a professional ballet company, this is both a... More

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Stu Cummins

“A gripping tale of ambition, greed, privilege & loss...against a backdrop of dance”

Erin Kelly continues her reign as the queen of narrative curveball with the fantastically dark and twisty “Watch Her Fall”. Set in the unforgiving and intense world of a professional ballet company, this is both a... More

Hardback edition
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“An intense, dramatic and highly emotive experience”

This is a fabulous book. A tour de force. Erin Kelly’s book caught me up in the ballet dancers’ world and never let go once. The precision and expertise of her writing brought me inside the London Russian Ballet... More

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