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Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016.

An absolutely stunning tale, one that walks a tightrope of tension, is at times uncomfortable, yet impossible to put down. A novel appears in the life of someone who never expected to read her own tale between the pages. Two stories are told, one is removed, never completely in touch, sometimes even awkward, while the other is so personal and impassioned, the thoughts and feelings drive up and out from the page. This concept highlights the differences between the two tales, yet the connection between them burns with intensity. Renee Knight writes with empathy, yet penetrating sharpness, the clever writing keeps hitting you with the unexpected, tripping up your understanding and stamping over any speculation. My compassion danced one way and then the other, and it took until the very end for it to settle. ’Disclaimer’ is a debut with attitude and I highly recommend it. ~ Liz Robinson


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Catherine and Robert have just moved into a new home; downsizing now that they feel their son Nicholas has embarked on his adult life. In the move, a novel Catherine doesn’t recognise has materialised on her bedside table and, as she begins to read it her world is shattered as it becomes clear that it will reveal her dark secret; one she thought no one else knew. Increasingly distraught, Catherine tries to get in touch with the person she suspects of writing the novel, only to find that she cannot control the inevitable spiralling of events. Once her family and work colleagues find out her secret Catherine’s only place of safety is with her ageing mother. Will she be crushed by these revelations? The plot unfolds to reveal the devastating effect of grief in two families and how damaging revenge can be. This is an enthralling psychological thriller.
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Synopsis

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Imagine if the next thriller you opened was all about you...

An addictive novel with shades of Gone Girl. (Sunday Times).

When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine's bedside table, she curls up and begins to read. But as she turns the pages she is horrified to realize she is a key character, a main player. This story will reveal her darkest secret. A secret she thought no one else knew...


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Reviews

'An addictive novel with shades of Gone Girl' Sunday Times

'Disclaimer plunges us into our worst nightmare -- somebody knows our darkest secret, and they're sharing it ...' Val McDermid

'Renee Knight's DISCLAIMER is something special ... an outstandingly clever and twisty tale that's been perfectly engineered to make heads spin' New York Times

'Sensationally good psychological suspense ... exactly what a great thriller should be' Lee Child

About the Author

Renee Knight

Renée Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries before turning to writing. She has had TV and film scripts commissioned by the BBC, Channel Four and Capital Films. Her first screenplay, ‘Mother’s Day’, made it onto the Brit List of best unproduced scripts of that year. In April 2013 she graduated from the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

Author photo © Colin Hutton

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Publication date

31st December 2015

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Renee Knight

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

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ISBN

9781784160227

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