A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game
'A tense, clever psychological thriller, with a devastating denouement that will make you want to start the book all over again. A perfect showcase for Oliver's exceptional talents.'
A very sophisticated novel . . . Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth . . . a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel
'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'.
'Bestselling Oliver weaves a taut mystery interspersed with blog posts about Madeline's disappearance, and the story is made all the more compelling by Nick and Dara's close but troubling relationship, marked by both love and intense jealousy'
'Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl'
Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence.
Perfect for readers who devoured We Were Liars, it's the sort of novel that readers will race to finish, then return to the beginning to marvel at how it was constructed-and at everything they missed
Praise for Lauren Oliver: 'The new Hunger Games'
The twists and turns this novel take the reader on are both shocking and gripping...The carefully layered prose and intense emotions threaded through the pages kept me absorbed and intrigued from beginning to end. The writing style very much reminded me of Gillian Flynn... Thrilling, dark, and full of suspense, this book will take you on a psychological journey that you won't forget in a hurry
There are twists in the plot you'd never see coming... there's enough suspense to have you rattling through it in a few days
This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect.
This brilliant thriller has a killer twist
This is a tight, tense psychological thriller; a fascinating look at the complicated mixture of love, loathing and rivalry that can exist between sisters
Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive.