Erin Kelly read English at Warwick University. Author of THE POISON TREE and THE SICK ROSE, she has worked as a freelance journalist for over ten years and has written for the Daily Mail, Psychologies, the Guardian and Cosmopolitan, among others. She lives in North London with her family. THE BURNING AIR is her third novel.
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A shout from the rooftops type of book, and this is so special, I may be there for some time! Ava is at the peak of her ballet career and about to appear in the most challenging role of her life, but she’s just one small step away from falling from grace, and someone desperately wants her crown. I am always so careful to avoid spoilers, and also wary of stating if there are twists. With this novel though, I feel as though I can proclaim that it is most cleverly unexpected read, without spoiling it in any way! Erin Kelly takes us behind the scenes, to the effort and obsession, to the pain and glory, and sets the most thrilling and intoxicating plot. This novel builds in an intensity that I couldn’t have even imagined when I first opened the pages. It was only as I got further in that my thoughts began to stutter, and then went into free fall. I became absolutely transfixed. The plot is everything, so cunning and smart, yet the characters and descriptions are absolutely on point too. I know this will sit as one of my favourite reads of the year, and along with a standing ovation it also receives a LoveReading Star Book. Breathtaking, sharp, and wonderfully rewarding, Watch Her Fall is an absolute stunner and I proclaim it a must-read.
Don't be left in the dark. In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever. Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear. And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, she also knows that you can never see the whole picture: something is always hidden . . . something she never could have guessed. *********** See what everyone is saying about this brilliant read: 'It's SO good . . . I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent 'A gripping, twisting, furiously clever read . . . I loved it' Ruth Ware, author of The Lying Game 'It's magnificent. Stunningly twisty plot and weep-makingly brilliant writing' Marian Keyes, author of The Break
Luke is a true crime writer in search of a story. When he flees to Brighton after an explosive break-up, the perfect subject lands in his lap: reformed gangster Joss Grand. Now in his eighties, Grand once ruled the Brighton underworld with his sadistic sidekick Jacky Nye - until Jacky washed up by the West Pier in 1968, strangled and thrown into the sea. Though Grand's alibi seems cast-iron, Luke is sure there's more to the story than meets the eye, and he convinces the criminal-turned-philanthropist to be interviewed for a book about his life. Luke is drawn deeper into the mystery of Jacky Nye's murder. Was Grand there that night? Is he really as reformed a character as he claims? And who was the girl in the red coat seen fleeing the murder scene? Soon Luke realises that in stirring up secrets from the past, he may have placed himself in terrible danger.
September 2013 Book of the Month. A clever tale of a life of repressed hatred and years of planned revenge and retribution. It all ends in tragedy for some and an uncertain peace for others. Questions are left unanswered. The reader's imagination must fill in the gaps which means that days later you are still thinking about it. It certainly shows how hatred is such a destructive emotion.
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2011. The Poison Tree, by former Cosmopolitan writer Erin Kelly, tells the story of strait-laced student Karen whose life is upended when she meets Biba, a charming yet troubled aspiring actress. They spend a decadent summer together until tragedy strikes. Better than chick lit, this is a really great read. The Poison Tree has now been adapted into TV Drama to be shown on ITV1 towards the end of 2012.
***THE TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER*** 'A dazzling psychological thriller' Sunday Times 'Deliciously sinister and obsessive ... with one hell of a twist' Observer 'Twist follows twist, like The Red Shoes rewritten by Patricia Highsmith' Mail on Sunday 'It seems so effortless .. it's brilliant and you really do not guess what's coming' Virgin Radio, Graham Norton 'Expect deceit, duplicity and one hell of a twist!' RED 'Kelly's best yet ... Genius twists and turns' Good Housekeeping 'Erin Kelly is at the top of her game. A seriously clever, and humane, novel' SARAH VAUGHAN I WATCHED HER RISE Ava has devoted her life to being the best at what she does. Now she's at the top, she has the world at her feet. I TRACKED HER EVERY MOVE Except, the feeling of success isn't what Ava expected. She's lonely and paranoid - and terrified. Because someone is watching her. A rival who wants what she has and is prepared to kill to get it. AND NOW I'LL WATCH HER FALL FURTHER PRAISE: 'Kelly's depiction of this claustrophobic and ambitious world is brutally convincing ... You don't have to be a dance expert to enjoy it' Daily Mail 'Psychological crime is the speciality of Erin Kelly, and Watch Her Fall is a prime example of her work ... bravura fare' Barry Forshaw, Financial Times 'A captivating hall of mirrors of a novel, where nothing and no one is as they seem' PAULA HAWKINS 'From the first page I was wrapped up in Ava's swooping, all-consuming passion and totally gripped by the explosive twists which held me to the very last page' ADELE PARKS 'Most ambitious and captivating book to date . . . so thrilling and unexpected that it made my head spin' LISA JEWELL 'Watch Her Fall is not only a cleverly plotted, beautifully written thriller; it is also a mesmerising glimpse behind the curtain into a world few of us will ever see' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'Superbly dark, gloriously twisted and utterly seductive - this is Erin Kelly at her mind-bending best' RUTH WARE 'Beautifully dark and complex. So good!' JANE FALLON 'A thrilling high-wire of twists and switchbacks' MARIAN KEYES 'The plot twists are abundant, the prose eloquent and vivid' Daily Express
The gripping new psychological suspense novel from the bestselling author of breakout hit HE SAID/SHE SAID This novel was previously published as Stone Mothers in hardback. Gripping, terrifying and moving back through time to reveal twists you'll never see coming, We Know You Know delivers shocks and suspense from a master of thriller writing. *********** 'Addictively scary and thrillingly audacious' Nicci French 'Captivating, cleverly constructed' Paula Hawkins 'One of the best writers in the genre. Properly chilling' Red 'I heard the swish of falling paper. I grazed my knuckles retrieving a beige folder, its grubby white ribbon loose. Looping doctor's handwriting. Addresses. Dates. Names. Photographs! I had found the patients whose notes would bring the past back to life.' A lifetime ago, a patient escaped Nazareth mental asylum. They covered their tracks carefully. Or so they thought. Thirty years ago, Marianne Smy committed a crime then fled from her home to leave the past behind. Or so she thought. Now, Marianne has been forced to return. Nazareth asylum has been converted to luxury flats, but its terrible hold on her is still strong. A successful academic, a loving mother and a loyal wife, she fears her secret being revealed and her world shattering. She is right to be scared. 'Kelly is a master' Observer 'So CLEVER ... and the writing is perfection' Marian Keyes 'Another twisty, layered, nuanced story' Ruth Ware
Am Anfang stand der Betrug. Es folgte die Luge. Dann war es nur noch Feigheit. Und keiner hatte die leiseste Ahnung, in welche Katastrophe uns das alle fuhren wurde.Im Sommer 1999 erleben Kit und Laura eine totale Sonnenfinsternis in Cornwall. Beide sind jung und verliebt, sie sind fest davon uberzeugt, dass sie noch viele solche Naturereignisse gemeinsam beobachten werden. Im fahlen Dammerlicht danach, als sich der Schatten auflost, glaubt Laura etwas gesehen zu haben. Eine brutale Vergewaltigung. Doch der Mann bestreitet alles. Die Frau schweigt. Seine Aussage gegen die von Laura. Monate nach der Gerichtsverhandlung steht die Frau plotzlich vor Lauras und Kits Tur. Schleicht sich auf merkwurdige Weise in ihr Leben. Nur Kit scheint zu sehen, was Beth Taylor wirklich ist: eine Bedrohung.15 Jahre spater leben Laura und Kit unter falschem Namen an einem geheimen Ort. Keine Kontakte in die sozialen Medien, kein Eintrag im Telefonbuch, nur gelegentliche Telefonate. Etwas liegt noch immer im Dunklen, Laura furchtet es, und sie ahnt, dass sie nur einen Teil des Bildes sieht. Doch dann steht Beth Taylor plotzlich vor Lauras Tur. Und jetzt drangt die Wahrheit mit aller Macht ans Licht...
Te kinek hiszel?Amit ltsz, tudsz s rtesz - nem mindig ugyanaz.Az 1999-es napfogyatkozs utn Laura kegyetlen szexulis tmads tanja lesz. A s a bartja, Kit hvja a rendA rsget, m abban a percben nem csupn az ldozat lete vltozik meg rkre.Tizent vvel ksA bb Laura s Kit flelemben l, s mikzben Laura tudja, hogy helyesen cselekedett amikor beszlt, az esemnyek megtantjk r, hogy a teljes kpet sosem lthatod - valami s valaki mindig a sttben tapogatdzik."e;Pazar. LenyA gzA en fordulatos trtnet, srni valan ragyog rs."e; Marian KeyesA #1 bestseller, amirt az angol olvask megjelense ta megA rlnek
Kelly Tough is an intimate, deeply personal account of life inside the Kelly family. The book shares the heart of a young woman: the oldest Kelly daughter, Erin, who has experienced the loss of a sibling and stood by her father's side as he battled cancer. Never-before-shared photos, journals, and stories will be revealed. Readers will go behind the scenes with the Kelly family and experience their private struggles and failures as well as their determination and passion. In this book, readers will see a close-knit family who is not exempt from the realities and struggles of life. How they choose to approach the situations they face shows a real, lasting love and hope that digs deep and goes beyond this temporary life. Kelly Tough is a story of finding strength in weakness, hope in the midst of heartache, and joy in spite of suffering.
'You kept my secret. I know yours now. That makes us even.' A claustrophobic psychological thriller that doesn't let go. 'A tense and twisting novel of dark secrets and dangerous desires.' - Grazia PAUL has been led into a life of crime by his schoolyard protector, Daniel. Now, at nineteen, he must bear witness against his friend to avoid imprisonment. LOUISA, who years ago fled from her own dark secrets, spends her days renovating the grounds of a crumbling Elizabethan mansion. A relationship develops between them, and Louisa starts to believe she can finally experience the happiness she had given up on; but it soon becomes apparent that neither of them can outrun their violent past . . . STONE MOTHERS, the new novel by Erin Kelly, is available to buy now!