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.
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
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 ...
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Durrant is a writer who can leave you breathless with anticipation, but her great power is in the profound psychological subtleties that fill her pages. A superb book, from start to finish. -- Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls
From its brilliant yet heart-breaking opening to its unexpected and shocking ending, it took me on an exhilarating and relentless journey until the very last page. I literally gasped out loud in a couple of places! With its cast of intricate and well-developed characters, Remember Me This Way is as tense and terrifying as they come - Sam Hayes, author of Until You're Mine
Totally gripped me: twisty, dark, beguiling. Just my kind of story. Brilliant. -- Julia Crouch, author of Cuckoo and The Long Fall
Praise for UNDER YOUR SKIN .
A thrilling whodunnit...will keep you gripped and guessing till the very end. Is it - dare we say - the new Gone Girl? Grazia Warning: you won't want to put this down...a series of clever twists lead to a stunning ending Look UNDER YOUR SKIN rapidly unravels into a maelstrom of tension and paranoia, as Durrant draws a disturbing picture of how easy it is for even the most perfect life to implode... if the mark of a good thriller is the compulsion to reread it immediately on finishing, to see if the clues can be spotted second time round, then UNDER YOUR SKIN has it, in spades - Observer
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||17th July 2014|
|Publisher:||Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
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.More About Sabine Durrant