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Did You See Melody?

By Sophie Hannah

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  • £7.99

The compelling new standalone suspense novel from Queen of Crime Sophie Hannah

Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn't know what to trust: everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

Biographical Notes

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer. Her crime novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie's death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie's novels The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level throughout the UK. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, two children and dog.

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  • ISBN: 9781444776157
  • Publication date: 09 Aug 2018
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Outstandingly brilliant — Clare Mackintosh
This clever, captivating and consistently funny whodunit could well be Hannah's best contemporary novel to date — Sunday Times
A top-notch page-turner full of intrigue and unforgettable characters - Sophie Hannah at her absolute best. — Liz Nugent
Gripping - and wryly funny - page-turner. — Good Housekeeping
With more twists, twirls and turns than a Quidditch match, DID YOU SEE MELODY? will keep you guessing - and turning pages - right till its explosive end. — Heat
Sophie Hannah adds a wickedly satiric edge to the 'is she/isn't she' scenario, ridiculing the court of American public opinion while providing a tense and twisty mystery. — Evening Standard
Did You See Melody? is Sophie Hannah at her very best. Twisty as a corkscrew and totally entertaining, it is the definition of a page turner - I read it in one day. Put everything on hold and pick up this book now. Brilliant — Jenny Blackhurst
This chilling offering is yet another page turner from the queen of psychological thrillers. — Closer
A fast paced, exhilarating read with a fantastic central plot that keeps you guessing right till the end. — Kate Hamer
Brilliant writing, great story - what more could you want? — B.A. Paris
In Hannah's capable hands, the psychological thriller is elevated — Stylist
Beautifully plotted, Did You See Melody? begins with an intriguing premise and pulls you through the story with breath-taking twists from that moment on...I loved everything about this novel, from the setting to the witty and vivid characters to the immensely satisfying ending. I will be recommending this one to everyone - and you will, too — Elizabeth Haynes
Hannah lures in the reader with her usual sneaky prowess . . . you think you know what's going on, but you don't. Imaginative plotting and tricky characters whip you around until you just give up figuring out the end and hang on. If you're looking for a terrific crime thriller for your next relaxing escape, this is it (but you might want to double-check your room number first). — Julia Heaberlin
An intriguing premise, a brilliant setting and a conclusion that will haunt you - Did You See Melody is utterly addictive. — Emma Kavanagh
A zingingly fresh take on the psych thriller — Anya Lipska
Brilliantly plotted with a superb setting and unforgettable characters. Fast-paced, packed full of intrigue and moments of piercing wit. Fabulous. — Amanda Jennings
Sophie Hannah needs no introduction. — Mike Ripley, Shots Magazine
Intriguing — Woman & Home
Genuine thrills — Telegraph
Outstandingly brilliant
This clever, captivating and consistently funny whodunit could well be Hannah's best contemporary novel to date
A top-notch page-turner full of intrigue and unforgettable characters - Sophie Hannah at her absolute best.
Gripping - and wryly funny - page-turner.
With more twists, twirls and turns than a Quidditch match, DID YOU SEE MELODY? will keep you guessing - and turning pages - right till its explosive end.
Sophie Hannah adds a wickedly satiric edge to the 'is she/isn't she' scenario, ridiculing the court of American public opinion while providing a tense and twisty mystery.
Did You See Melody? is Sophie Hannah at her very best. Twisty as a corkscrew and totally entertaining, it is the definition of a page turner - I read it in one day. Put everything on hold and pick up this book now. Brilliant
This chilling offering is yet another page turner from the queen of psychological thrillers.
A fast paced, exhilarating read with a fantastic central plot that keeps you guessing right till the end.
Brilliant writing, great story - what more could you want?
In Hannah's capable hands, the psychological thriller is elevated
Beautifully plotted, Did You See Melody? begins with an intriguing premise and pulls you through the story with breath-taking twists from that moment on...I loved everything about this novel, from the setting to the witty and vivid characters to the immensely satisfying ending. I will be recommending this one to everyone - and you will, too
Hannah lures in the reader with her usual sneaky prowess . . . you think you know what's going on, but you don't. Imaginative plotting and tricky characters whip you around until you just give up figuring out the end and hang on. If you're looking for a terrific crime thriller for your next relaxing escape, this is it (but you might want to double-check your room number first).
An intriguing premise, a brilliant setting and a conclusion that will haunt you - Did You See Melody is utterly addictive.
A zingingly fresh take on the psych thriller
Brilliantly plotted with a superb setting and unforgettable characters. Fast-paced, packed full of intrigue and moments of piercing wit. Fabulous.
Sophie Hannah needs no introduction.
Intriguing
Genuine thrills
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