the new novel from the bestselling author of He Said/She Said
By Erin Kelly
The stunning new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of HE SAID/SHE SAID.
You can't keep the secret.
You can't tell the truth.
You can't escape the past...
Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried.
Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth.
Marianne will do anything to protect the life she's built; the husband and daughter who must never know.
Even if it means turning to her worst enemy...
But Marianne may not know the whole story - and she isn't the only one with secrets they'd kill to keep.
Moving back through time to reveal twists you'll never see coming, STONE MOTHERS is the gripping new suspense novel from the bestselling author of HE SAID/SHE SAID.
'A beautifully dark, Gothic story of characters haunted by their past: poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary and thrillingly audacious.' Nicci French
'The plot is so CLEVER, the characterisation weep-makingly wise, and the writing is perfection. It is great.' Marian Keyes, author of The Break
'Chilling, spine-tingling with a pace that leaves you breathless. STONE MOTHERS is a beautifully written puzzle, a thriller with heart that had me racing through the pages to find out what happens.' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat
Erin Kelly is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose, The Burning Air, The Ties That Bind, He Said/She Said, Stone Mothers and Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. In 2013, The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2011. He Said/She Said spent six weeks in the top ten in both hardback and paperback, was longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier crime novel of the year award, and selected for both the Simon Mayo Radio 2 and Richard & Judy Book Clubs. She has worked as a freelance journalist since 1998 and written for the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, New Statesman, Red, Elle, Cosmopolitan and The Pool. Born in London in 1976, she lives in north London with her husband and daughters.
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04 Apr 2019
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Hodder & Stoughton
A beautifully dark, Gothic story of characters haunted by their past: poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary and thrillingly audacious. — Nicci French
The plot is so CLEVER, the characterisation weep-makingly wise, and the writing is perfection. It is great. — Marian Keyes, author of The Break
A great read... another twisty, layered, nuanced story, filled with complexity and shadows. — Ruth Ware, author of The Death of Mrs Westaway
A wonderful page-turner full of dark secrets - atmospheric and intense with a gripping plot. Beautifully and cleverly written, STONE MOTHERS tells the tale of the Nazareth Mental Hospital, its impact on a community and the consequences one incident has on the lives of the characters involved. I loved it. — Jenny Quintana
Atmospheric, compelling and worryingly apposite. This is powerful storytelling for the times we're in. — Tammy Cohen