NewGen Books of the Year 2014.
May 2014 Debut of the Month.
A tale of stalking, date rape and fear, all set against the backdrop of a trial of which Clarissa is a juror. The story develops over the seven weeks of the trial. It is creepy, compelling and scarily plausible and it is interesting to have a trial of kidnap and rape developing beneath the story of Clarissa. Even minor characters have a depth in a well written first novel which impressed me enormously.
A terrifying psychological thriller about obsession and power, perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep. Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won't leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there. Being selected for jury service is a relief. The courtroom is a safe haven, a place where Rafe can't be. But as a violent tale of kidnap and abuse unfolds, Clarissa begins to see parallels between her own situation and that of the young woman on the witness stand. Realizing that she bears the burden of proof, Clarissa unravels the twisted, macabre fairytale that Rafe has spun around them - and discovers that the ending he envisions is more terrifying than she could have imagined.
We have asked a small number of our 'reader review panel' members to read and review The Book Of You. You can read their reviews below.
Further praise for The Book Of You.
'THE BOOK OF YOU starts with breathtaking brilliance and then just gets better with every page. Already my book of the year'
Elizabeth Haynes (author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNER)
'Addictive ... I literally hardly breathed as I raced to the end. It's a terrifying thriller'
Samantha Hayes (author of UNTIL YOU'RE MINE)
'Creepy and compelling ... what happens when the wrong guy won't take no for an answer?'
Paula Daly (author of JUST WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU?)
'Chilling, raw, and utterly addictive, THE BOOK OF YOU is the kind of psychological thriller that you will want to read in one gulp, only to find yourself terrified once the lights are off
Alafair Burke (New York Times bestselling author of IF YOU WERE HERE)
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||10th April 2014|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Claire Kendal was born in America and educated in England, where she has spent all of her adult life. The Book of You is her first novel. It will be translated into over a dozen languages. Claire teaches English Literature and Creative Writing, and lives in the South West with her family. She is working on her next psychological thriller.More About Claire Kendal