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A Trick of the Mind by Penny Hancock
  

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The tense and darkly atmospheric new psychological thriller from the author of Tideline

If you like Penny Hancock you might also like to read books by Helen Fitzgerald, Sophie Hannah and Rosamund Lupton.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Life seems good for Ellie despite the recent break-up from her boyfriend. On the way to Southwold, to the cottage she has recently inherited, she bumps against something on the road. Despite a vague sense of disquiet, Ellie is able to focus on the purpose of her visit: the art exhibition that she is hoping will launch her career, and the arrival of her friends coming to stay and support. However, the following day a radio report refuels her anxiety, and, determined to put her mind at rest, she makes a fateful decision. This is a really gripping read.
~ Alison Smith

Synopsis

A Trick of the Mind by Penny Hancock

Driving down to the cottage in Southwold she's newly inherited from her Aunty May, Ellie senses she is on the edge of something new. The life she's always dreamed of living as a successful artist seems as though it is about to begin. So excited is she that she barely notices when the car bumps against something on the road. That evening Ellie hears a news flash on the radio. A man was seriously injured in a hit and run on the very road she was driving down that evening. Then Ellie remembers the thump she heard. Could she have been responsible for putting a man in hospital? Unable to hold the doubts at bay, she decides to visit the victim to lay her mind to rest, little knowing that the consequences of this decision will change her life forever.

About the Author

Penny Hancock

After several years in London, Penny Hancock now lives in Cambridge with her husband and three children. She is a part-time primary school teacher at a speech and language school and has travelled extensively as a language teacher. This is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2014

Author

Penny Hancock

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781471115066

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