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Sabine Durrant is the author of two novels, Having It and Eating It and The Great Indoors, and two books for teenage girls, Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles and Ooh La La! Connie Pickles. She is a former features editor of the Guardian and a former literary editor at the Sunday Times, and her writing has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines. She lives in south London with her partner and their three children.
A tale full of passion, anger, fear and heartache, an excellent read which concerns the love between a lonely school librarian, Lizzie, and a compulsive/obsessive artist, Zach. It is fast-paced, told from two points of view. That in itself is mysterious for the identity of the ‘other’ voice is not revealed until the end, all very clever. Swinging between London and Cornwall it tells of a deep love that sours a misunderstanding with tragic consequences and some pretty devastating secrets. It’s good.
July 2014 Book of the Month. A tale full of passion, anger, fear and heartache, an excellent read which concerns the love between a lonely school librarian, Lizzie, and a compulsive/obsessive artist, Zach. It is fast-paced, told from two points of view. That in itself is mysterious for the identity of the ‘other’ voice is not revealed until the end, all very clever. Swinging between London and Cornwall it tells of a deep love that sours a misunderstanding with tragic consequences and some pretty devastating secrets. It’s good. Click here to see Under Your Skin by the same author. A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... 'Remember Me This Way started life as an outline of one paragraph: a woman goes to lay flowers on the site of her husband’s fatal car crash. But when she gets there, she finds another bunch of flowers… I knew from the opening idea that this would be a novel where you’re desperate to find out what happens next, and it is, and you are! But apart from the twists and the surprises that keep you turning the page, it’s also a fascinating, really moving book about marriages and relationships and best intentions and damaged people. It will leave you wondering if you can ever really know someone… even yourself. I love it, and I hope you do too!'- Ruth Tross, Editor, Mulholland Books
This morning, I found a body. Soon the police will arrest me for murder. And after that my life will fall apart. Gaby Mortimer is the woman who has it all. But everything changes when she finds a body on the common near her home. Because the evidence keeps leading back to her. And the police seem sure she's guilty...UNDER YOUR SKIN is an unpredictable, exquisitely twisty story, which proves that there are only three rules in life that mean anything: Assume nothing Believe no one Check everything
One woman's secret is her neighbour's opportunity. Ailsa Tilson moves with her husband and children to Trinity Fields in search of the new. New project - a house to renovate. New people - no links to the past. New friends - especially her next-door neighbour, the lonely Verity, who needs her help. Verity has lived in Trinity Fields all her life. She's always resisted change. Her home and belongings are a shield, a defence to keep the outside world at bay. But something about the Tilsons piques her interest. Just as her ivy creeps through the shared garden fence, so Verity will work her way into the Tilson family. And once they realise how formidable she can be, it might well be too late.
***longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year!*** He saved your son's life. Now he wants yours... Tessa and Marcus went on holiday to save their marriage. Instead they nearly lost their son. In that fatal moment of inattention a stranger stepped in. And now Dave Jepsom is in their lives. They owe him - they know that - but he seems to want everything. He's on the streets they walk down. He's at the office where they work. He's knocking at their front door... And he's exposing secrets they would do anything to hide. If they could just go back. Not make that one terrible mistake. But it's never how it starts that matters. It's always how it ends. *** What readers are saying about this gripping book: 'This is definitely one of the best books I've read this year.' 'This is a brilliant read. From the first page you don't want to put down.' 'I was completely taken in with this book and cannot get the characters out of my head!' 'I thoroughly recommend this book.' 'A fast paced, exciting and dark thriller, Sabine has done it again, keeping me reading into the night.'
A hot beach. A young family on holiday. A fatal moment of inattention... And now Dave Jepsom is in their lives. Dave Jepsom, with his muscles, his pale eyes, his expressionless face. He saved their child. How can they ever repay him? Especially as what he seems to want in return is everything. He's in the streets they walk down. He's at the office where they work. He's at their front door, leaning on the bell... If only they could go back. Back to when the lies were still hidden. Before the holiday, before the beach, before the moment that changed everything. Before Dave. But it's never how it starts that matters. It's always how it ends. 'This class act of a novel is unputdownable.' Heat 'Fabulous stuff from one of our finest thriller writers' Sunday Mirror 'Sabine Durrant doesn't mess around: she's a cool, confident writer who knows exactly how to get into your psyche. Need a reminder of what makes thrillers great? Read this.' Emerald Street 'An ingeniously plotted drama with an ending you won't see coming.' Good Housekeeping 'I absolutely LOVED it - it's her best yet.' India Knight
The sensational new thriller from the author of the Richard & Judy bestseller Lie With Me. A hot beach. A young family on holiday. A fatal moment of inattention... And now Dave Jepsom is in their lives. Dave Jepsom, with his muscles, his pale eyes, his expressionless face. He saved their child. How can they ever repay him? Especially as what he seems to want in return is everything. He's in the streets they walk down. He's at the office where they work. He's at their front door, leaning on the bell... If only they could go back. Back to when the lies were still hidden. Before the holiday, before the beach, before the moment that changed everything. Before Dave. But it's never how it starts that matters. It's always how it ends.
THE UNPUTDOWNABLE RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER THAT EVERYONE IS RAVING ABOUT. OVER 100K COPIES SOLD. 'Utterly gripping' Daily Mail 'A killer twist' Woman & Home 'I loved every page' Clare Mackintosh Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year A few little lies never hurt anyone. Right? Wrong. Paul has a plan. He has a vision of a better future, and he's going to make it happen. If it means hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there, no harm done. But when he charms his way on to a family holiday... And finds himself trapped among tensions and emotions he doesn't understand... By the time he starts to realise that however painful the truth is, it's the lies that cause the real damage... Well, by then, it might just be too late.
The truth is, we all tell lies... take a deep breath and get ready for the most twisty, tense and unsettling book of the summer. 'If, like me, you have been longing for a psycho-thriller of genius since you finished Gone Girl, then the wait is finally over. There are very few books in this world that are impossible to put down. Lie With Me is one of them.' Tony Parsons It starts with a lie. The kind we've all told - to a former acquaintance we can't quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home. And the next thing you know, you're having dinner at their house, and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday - swept up in their perfect life, the kind you always dreamed of... Which turns out to be less than perfect. But by the time you're trapped and sweating in the relentless Greek sun, burning to escape the tension all around you - by the time you start to realise that, however painful the truth might be, it's the lies that cause the real damage... ... well, by then, it could just be too late.
Lizzie-re egy internetes társkereson talált rá a szerelem egy sármos és tehetséges festomuvész képében, aki nemsokkal azután feleségül is veszi. Imádott kutyájukkal hármasban élnek, minden vágyuk a családalapítás, miközben a férfi muvészi karrierje is felíveloben van. Zach sötét és gyötro emlékeket oriz a gyermekkorából, ezért mindennél és mindenkinél jobban ragaszkodik Lizzie-hez. Még az életénél is jobban. Azután, egy nap megtörténik az elképzelhetetlen…Egy évvel férje halálát követA en Lizzie elzarándokol a tragikus baleset helyszínére, ahol legnagyobb megdöbbenésére egy csokor virágot talál egy bizonyos Xeniától. Ki ez a Xenia, és mi köze van Zach-hez? Lizzie rajongva szerette a férjét, még akkor is, amikor úgy döntött, elhagyja. De vajon tudta-e kivel él együtt? Mi van akkor, ha az az ember, akivel megosztotta az életét, egészen másvalaki volt, mint akinek látszott. És hová rejtA zhet a múlt elA l, ha az újra feltámad, hogy jogos jussát követelje?Sabine Durrant több neves brit irodalmi és közéleti magazin szerkesztA je, írója. Regényei sorra felkerülnek a nemzetközi sikerlisták élére. Az írónA férjével és három gyermekével Londonban él. Az érzékeny és féltékeny férfi, akit a felesége halottnak hisz, a halála évfordulóján elkezd jeleket küldeni a múltból. Mi történhetett? Valóban nem él már? Meg kell-e ijednie Lizzie-nek, amikor éjjel rebben a függöny az ablakon? Sabine Durrant remek lélektani regénye elkalauzolja az olvasót egy szenvedélyes párkapcsolat legmélyebb rétegeibe, szurkolunk a szimpatikus hA snA nek, és az utolsó lapokig izgulhatunk a válaszokért.FejA s Éva
Auf den Tag vor einem Jahr, am Valentinstag, ist Lizzies Mann todlich verungluckt. Weil alle ihr sagen, dass das Leben weitergeht und sie endlich mit der Vergangenheit abschlieen muss, fasst sie sich ein Herz und fahrt zur Unfallstelle. Doch was sie dort sieht, lasst sie erstarren: Es liegen weie Lilien am Straenrand, an denen ein Zettel hangt: "e;Fur Zach - Xenia"e;. Lizzie steht unter Schock: Gab es eine andere Frau in Zachs Leben? Was hat es mit dieser Xenia auf sich? Und welche Nachricht wollte er ihr mit dem letzten Bild, das er malte, uberbringen? Uberall findet sie Spuren, die sie zutiefst beunruhigen. Denn sie wei, dass es in ihrer Ehe auch finstere Tage gab. Und es sieht fast so aus, als wurde Zach ihr sagen wollen: Ich bin noch da, und ich beobachte dich ...
Everyone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way. A year after her husband |Zach's death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place. As she makes her way along the motorway, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again. At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her. Lizzie loved Zach. She really did. But she's starting to realise she didn't really know him. Or what he was capable of . . .
Von einem Tag auf den anderen wird Gaby Mortimers Leben zum Albtraum. Beim Joggen entdeckt sie einen hellen Fleck zwischen den Baumen - die blasse Haut einer ermordeten jungen Frau. Doch das ist erst der Anfang. Gaby ruft die Polizei, versucht, alles richtig zu machen, aber plotzlich wird sie verdachtigt. Niemand will ihr mehr glauben, dass sie die Tote nicht kannte, sie nie zuvor gesehen hat. Immer mehr Indizien sprechen gegen sie, die Beweise werden erdruckend. Gaby steht mit dem Rucken zur Wand, ganz allein. Und sie spurt, dass ihr Mann mehr wei, als er zu erkennen gibt ...
Connie Pickles is fulfilling her destiny. She's in Paris, and she has big plans. She will fall in love with someone other than William. She will find her long lost grandparents. She will become tres chic. But sometimes even destiny doesn't go to plan . . . Sabine Durrant has the laugh-out-loud humour of Louise Rennison, the sharp perception of Anne Fine and the instant girl-appeal of a younger Bridget Jones. Perfect for girls aged 11+.
Welcome to the world of Connie Pickles. Best Friend #1 - Julie: Big boobs. Big ideas. Big fibber. Best Friend #2 - William: Giver of chocolate buttons. A shoulder for Connie to cry on. Makes other girls flutter and blush. Best Friend #3 - Delilah: hormone-crazed victim of a girls-only school. Flutters and blushes A LOT. Mother: French. Beautiful. Broke. Bra-expert. A romantic disaster area. Needs help. Connie used to be the only sensible person in her world. But now her life is spiralling out of control. Her mother refuses to fall for the right man, William is acting strangely and Connie's own heart is in tatters. So with a little help (and a lot of hindrance) from her friends, she sets out to solve the eternal mysteries of love, money, French things (including kisses) and incredibly uncomfortable underwear.