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Haven't They Grown

Haven't They Grown

All Beth has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home.

Just because she knows that her former best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that, and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora Braid for twelve years.

But she can’t resist. She parks outside Flora’s house and watches from across the road as Flora and her children, Thomas and Emily, step out of the car. Except…

There’s something terribly wrong.

Flora looks the same, only older – just as Beth would have expected. It’s the children that are the problem. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily Braid were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are still five and three. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt – Beth hears Flora call them by their names – but they haven’t changed at all.
They are no taller, no older.

Why haven’t they grown?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 23rd January 2020

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781444776225


Praise for Sophie Hannah
Do not think you have worked out where the plot is going and how it is going to end. Hannah is masterly at leading the reader down the wrong path and here she excels once again
Sunday Express
It is brilliantly constructed, and it had me, screaming, on the edge of my chair
Readers Digest
Another massively intriguing premise from Hannah, with plot threads that spin out in all kinds of unusual and surprising directions . . . A hugely confident, beautifully written and bold mystery
A leading writer of psychological suspense . . . her books are so distinctive that they deserve to be placed in a separate sub-genre of their own . . . As ever, Hannah excels
The twisting plot is not only enthralling but uniquely challenging
Daily Express
A beguiling and intricate standalone crime thriller
Daily Mail
A fabulously creepy standalone
The genius of Hannah's domestic thrillers - along with the twistiest plots known to woman - is that she creates ordinary people whose psychological quirks make them as monstrous as any serial killer
Enthrallingly complex . . . A multi-stranded narrative that grips
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
Sophie Hannah has a poet's eye, and she creates characters and settings of closely observed complexity in her psychological mysteries
Daily Telegraph
[One] of the great unmissables of the genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully gothic imagination
The Times
From the impossible premise to its chilling conclusion, Haven't They Grown is a masterpiece in plotting. Hannah's writing is darkly funny and brilliantly observed - I adore her books.
Clare Mackintosh
SO clever, so gripping: Hannah asks her readers an impossible question and answers it with style. I tore through Haven't They Grown. Brilliant characters and a corker of an ending. Bravo!
Gillian McAllister