We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

Dolores Claiborne

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848940918

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 22nd March 2010

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

King’s Number One bestselling suspense novel, ‘a compelling masterpiece’ (Sunday Telegraph) about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past, now with a stunning new cover look.

The sheets . . . had to be hung perfectly. She’d go to that window, year in and year out and yell at me: ‘Six pins, now, Dolores! You mind me, now . . . I’m counting, and my eyes are just as good now as they ever were!

When Vera Donovan is found dead at the bottom of the stairs, the police want to question her housekeeper Dolores Claiborne.

And Dolores does have a confession to make. But it’s not what the police are expecting to hear as they listen to her life story – a story which hearkens back to her abusive marriage and the suspicious death of her husband in the small Maine community of Little Tall Island.

Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. And you’d better pay attention or else.

Reviews

A svelte and compelling masterpiece ... It is not just a powerful book, it is a beautiful book ... Only a novelist of the very first rank could combine comedy and tragedy so judiciously ... It is an exciting change of gear and a very fine book has resulted
Sunday Telegraph
... the climax of Dolores's confession ... is one of his most accomplished and macabre set-pieces, a homicidal-rhapsody-in-bluechh ... Its message touches a nerve that has been raw since man first walked on two legs
The Sunday Times
An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading
Guardian
A svelte and compelling masterpiece ... It is not just a powerful book, it is a beautiful book ... Only a novelist of the very first rank could combine comedy and tragedy so judiciously ... It is an exciting change of gear and a very fine book has resulted
Sunday Telegraph
... the climax of Dolores's confession ... is one of his most accomplished and macabre set-pieces, a homicidal-rhapsody-in-bluechh ... Its message touches a nerve that has been raw since man first walked on two legs
The Sunday Times
An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading
Guardian
Only a novelist of the very first rank could combine comedy and tragedy so judiciously
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH