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A Room Swept White

A Room Swept White

TV producer Fliss Benson receives an anonymous card at work. The card has sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four – numbers that mean nothing to her.

On the same day, Fliss finds out she’s going to be working on a documentary about miscarriages of justice involving cot-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. The documentary will focus on three women: Helen Yardley, Sarah Jaggard and Rachel Hines. All three women are now free, and the doctor who did her best to send them to prison for life, child protection zealot Dr Judith Duffy, is under investigation for misconduct.

For reasons she has shared with nobody, this is the last project Fliss wants to be working on. And then Helen Yardley is found dead at her home, and in her pocket is a card with sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four . . .

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 8th December 2011

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781444741643

Reviews

A remarkable novel, and an adventure to read . . . a first-class whodunnit that will keep you reading long into the night
Scotsman
When it comes to ingenious plots that twist and turn like a fairground rollercoaster few writers can match Sophie Hannah
Daily Express
Hannah is a master of intense psychological thrillers . . . Full of twists and turns, and terrifying, too
Heat
Sophie Hannah has quickly established herself as a doyenne of the 'home horror' school of psychological tension, taking domestic situations and wringing from them dark, gothic thrills . . . Combining probability theory, poetry and murder, this is a densely plotted suspenser with a coded puzzle that would grace a Golden Age mystery
Financial Times
Enthrallingly Complex
Sunday Times
Hannah takes domestic scenarios, adds disquieting touches and turns up the suspense until you're checking under the bed for murders . . . it's this real-life research that helps make it so convincing - and so unsettling
Independent
This book's triumph is that it is not just a perfectly executed psychological thriller, but a pertinent meditation on society itself
Guardian