The Telling Error

The Telling Error

Hannah, Sophie

Crime / Mystery & Thrillers / Poetry

Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes a panicky escape. Or so she thinks. The next day, Nicki is pulled in for questioning in connection with the murder of Damon Blundy, controversial newspaper columnist and resident of Elmhirst Road. Nicki can't answer any of the questions detectives fire at her. She has no idea why the killer used a knife in such a peculiar way, or why 'HE IS NO LESS DEAD' was painted on Blundy's study wall. And she can't explain why she avoided Elmhirst Road that day without revealing the secret that could ruin her life. Because although Nicki is not guilty of murder, she is far from innocent . . .
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The Orphan Choir

The Orphan Choir

Hannah, Sophie

Crime / Mystery & Thrillers / Poetry

From master of psychological suspense Sophie Hannah comes a shocking new work of domestic horror that will take you to a new level of hair-raising terror.Louise Beeston is haunted.Louise has no reason left to stay in the city. She can’t see her son, Joseph, who is away at boarding school, where he performs in a prestigious boys’ choir. Her troublesome neighbor has begun blasting choral music at all hours of the night—and to make matters worse, she’s the only one who can hear it.Hoping to find some peace, Louise convinces her husband, Stuart, to buy them a country house in an idyllic, sun-dappled community called Swallowfield. But it seems that the haunting melodies of the choir have followed her there. Could it be that her city neighbor has trailed her to Swallowfield, just to play an elaborate, malicious prank? Is there really a ghostly chorus playing outside her door? And why won’t they stop? Growing desperate, she begins to worry about her mental health.Against the pleas and growing disquiet of her husband, Louise starts to suspect that this sinister choir is not only real, but a warning. But of what? And how can it be, when no one else can hear it?In The Orphan Choir, Sophie Hannah brings us along on a darkly suspenseful investigation of obsession, loss, and the malevolent forces that threaten to break apart a loving family.Review“Horrifically good. The Orphan Choir is a very modern ghost story. The best thing, though? It has proper old-fashioned ghosts in it. There’s nothing like ghostly children to give you the collywobbles.”—The Independent (London)“This bestselling thriller writer knows how to pile on the tension, and her ending is chillingly, memorably disturbing.”—The Sunday Times (London)Praise for Sophie Hannah“Gripping...It’s like watching a nightmare come alive.”—Tana French on *The Truth Teller’s Lie*“Sophie Hannah is a prodigous talent. I can’t wait to see what she does next.”—Laura Lippman About the AuthorSOPHIE HANNAH is an internationally bestselling author of psychological thrillers, poetry, and short fiction. Her work has been published in twenty-four countries, and her latest novel, Kind of Cruel, was shortlisted for the National Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year in 2012. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Award, and is taught in schools throughout the United Kingdom. She lives with her husband and children in Cambridge.
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