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A fascinating character study and portrait of a small community that will leave you questioning all of your assumptions.

You don’t know what’s going on in Sara’s house…Or in her head.

Sara is lonely. No one talks to her – not even her bad-tempered workaholic husband or her two beloved sons. Her solace is her house, the biggest in the village, hidden away behind high hedges.

Then she strikes up a friendship with Katie, a college student living nearby, and a new world opens up. Her neighbours have been dying to get to know her, and they rush to help when Sara is devastated by a terrible accident.

But nothing is quite what it seems. And when new betrayals and shocking revelations disturb her peace, Sara realises she has no choice: she must act to protect the safety of those she loves.

(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Genre: Europe / British Isles / United Kingdom, Great Britain

On Sale: 21st March 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781473642263


So subtly done, and well achieved, and horrifyingly, hilariously believable - just the blackest of delights.
Jenn Ashworth, author of <i>Fell</i>
A massively enjoyable book - creepy, funny, surprising and absolutely unputdownable... My only wish is that I hadn't finished it so quickly.
Daisy Waugh
I raced through it. Dark, tense and very twisty.
Tamsin Grey, author of <i>She's Not There</i>
There's such a powerful mood of unease about DISTURBANCE. I read through my fingers, praying my suspicions weren't true...
Louise Candlish, author of <i>Our House</i>
With a delicious sense of creeping menace, an uncertainty about where truth lies and with mounting claustrophobic tension, Marianne Kavanagh's novel offers a pleasingly dark take on the much-vaunted attractions of English village life.
Stella Duffy
A dark, disturbing slow burn of a novel that I consumed with an increasing and justified sense of foreboding.
Fanny Blake
The tension doesn't let up - taut all the way through with a creeping sense of horror as it unfolds, and the end is positively chilling.
Harriet Tyce, author of <i>Blood Orange</i>
Dark and unpredictable, yet scarily plausible, domestic noir
L V Hay, author of <i>Do No Harm</i>
Very disturbing, dark and satisfyingly twisty.
Carys Bray, author of <i>The Museum of You</i>
Twisty, dark and clever. What a brilliantly realised character Sara is.
Anna Mazzola, author of <i>The Story Keeper</i>
This is a dark novel, which will immerse you immediately, and leave you guessing just whose version of events is the truth. Twisted and delightful.
This is a tense, troublesome read that makes you think about what really goes on behind closed doors.
Woman's Way
A tense psychological drama that will have you feverishly turning the pages as you try to figure out who can be trusted, right to the very last page with its brilliantly chilling ending.
WI Magazine
You'll be immersed in this twisted, delightful tale, which leaves you guessing just whose version of events is the truth
Woman’s Weekly