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Watch Her Fall

Watch Her Fall

‘Superbly dark, gloriously twisted and utterly seductive – this is Erin Kelly at her mind-bending best’ RUTH WARE
‘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
‘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


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 . . .


‘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


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Readers on Netgalley LOVE Watch Her Fall:

‘Kelly paints the setting of this novel in intricate detail. I could feel the ebb of paranoia within the constraints of the theatre and imagine the stifling discomfort of London in a heatwave . . . At one point in the story, I was almost holding my breath. This is a story of ambition, deception, obsession, control and survival. It’s a standout novel that is sure to be a success when released’

‘Highly recommend it as it kept me guessing until the end, read it one sitting as couldn’t leave it down’

‘This is another glowing triumph of a book and a dark delight to read’

‘A deftly woven, intricate story of ambition, desire, love, deception, obsession, discipline and power, with the central story mimicking that of Swan Lake itself, so that it becomes a hall-of-mirrors of sorts, a story within a story within a story’

‘Kelly is a superstar of this genre. A masterpiece’
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 1st April 2021

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781473680869

Reviews

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
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
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
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
Think Black Swan meets Killing Eve, with the most brilliant twist
Grazia Online
Superbly dark, gloriously twisted and utterly seductive - this is Erin Kelly at her mind-bending best
Ruth Ware
Kelly's pirouetting plot is up there with her best
Daily Express
Erin Kelly plunges readers into the highly competitive world of ballet in Watch Her Fall
Sunday Express S Magazine
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
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’