‘Sumptuous and moving. Velton weaves her tale with the threads of betrayal, thwarted dreams and good intentions gone awry‘ Laura Purcell
‘A richly imagined and brilliantly twisty tale’ Anna Mazzola
‘A plot as finely detailed as Spitalfields silk’ Stacey Halls
WHEN ESTHER THOREL, the wife of a Huguenot silk-weaver, rescues Sara Kemp from a brothel she thinks she is doing God’s will. Sara is not convinced being a maid is better than being a whore, but the chance to escape her grasping ‘madam’ is too good to refuse.
INSIDE THE THORELS’ tall house in Spitalfields, where the strange cadence of the looms fills the attic, the two women forge an uneasy relationship. The physical intimacies of washing and dressing belie the reality: Sara despises her mistress’s blindness to the hypocrisy of her household, while Esther is too wrapped up in her own secrets to see Sara as anything more than another charitable cause.
IT IS SILK that has Esther so distracted. For years she has painted her own designs, dreaming that one day her husband will weave them into reality. When he laughs at her ambition, she unwittingly sets in motion events that will change the fate of the whole Thorel household and set the scene for a devastating day of reckoning between her and Sara.
THE PRICE OF a piece of silk may prove more than either is able to pay.
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Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime.
‘Masterful storytelling’ Graham Norton
‘This is how you tell a story’ Cecelia Ahern
I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that
I will never be again.
At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits
84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual -though tonight is anything
but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to
tell his story.
Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts
to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of
unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never
found its voice – the life of one man will be powerfully and poignantly laid
Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said.
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The sensational new psychological thriller from the internationally bestselling author of THE GIRL BEFORE
Claire Wright likes to play other people.
A British drama student, in New York without a green card,
Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers,
posing as an easy pick-up in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands.
When one of her targets becomes the subject of a murder
investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting skills to help lure
their suspect into a confession. But right from the start, she has doubts about
the part she’s being asked to play. Is Patrick Fogler really a killer . .
. Or the only decent husband she’s ever met? And is there more to this
set-up than she’s being told?
And that’s when Claire realises she’s playing the deadliest
role of her life . . .
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new name in psychological thrillers:
‘DAZZLING’ – Lee Child
‘CREEPY’ – Heat
‘ADDICTIVE’ – Daily Express
‘DEVASTATING’ – Daily Mail
‘INGENIOUS’ – The New York Times
‘COMPULSIVE’ – Glamour Magazine
‘SEXY’ – Mail on Sunday
‘ENTHRALLING’ – Woman and Home
‘ORIGINAL’ – The Times
‘RIVETING’ – Lisa Gardner
‘MORE THAN A MATCH FOR PAULA HAWKINS’ – Sunday Times
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