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Bad Blood by Sarah Hornsley

Sarah Hornsley


A double murder. A toxic past. A family secret.


Tense, compelling and cleverly plotted, BAD BLOOD is a chilling, twisty thriller about family ties and dark secrets.

‘A triumph. I loved it’ – Claire Douglas, #1 Sunday Times bestseller


My name is Justine Stone.

I left home twelve years ago, never to return.

Now my ex-boyfriend, Jake, has been accused of a double murder in the town where we grew up. It’s my job as a lawyer to make the case against him.

But to face the courts, I need to know the truth. The real truth about what happened when we were young – not just the story I’ll spin the jury.

To reach the heart of it, I must face up to the part my own family played.

Even if it means risking my life.  






‘As soon as I read BAD BLOOD on submission I knew I needed to represent it! With shades of Gillian Flynn, I found the spiky yet vulnerable voice of Justine teamed with the twists and turns of the narrative, an absolutely irresistible combination. I’m thrilled to share a project with Phoebe Morgan again, and know this will be a big and exciting publication.’ Juliet Mushens


‘I was overwhelmed by the response to BAD BLOOD and could not have hoped for a better editor than Phoebe to publish it. Hodder’s vision and support is an author’s dream and I’m looking forward to going on this journey with them. I’ll be forever grateful to my agent, Juliet Mushens, for her unwavering belief in me right from the very beginning and for always being BAD BLOOD’S biggest and best champion.’ Sarah Hornsley


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