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Apple of My Eye

by Claire Allan

Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

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My advice is to step off the cliff edge of suspense and just let yourself go in this dramatic tale. Anonymous letters begin to arrive for Eli who is seven months pregnant, and her life as she knows it changes forever. Each chapter is headed by a name, each woman tells her own story… discloses, explains, justifies. The first sentence arrives with a punch, I was immediately hooked and my mind started to examine my thoughts as each word landed. Claire Allan writes with immense compassion, harmful intentions and deeds were balanced by an appreciation that the darkness is composed of all shades of light. Information was slowly exposed, adding to the tension and then there was that specific moment in time when all stopped as I realised what was happening. The additional knowledge cranked up the suspense and I sat wanting to read faster and faster yet soak up each sentence. Clever, sharply edged and provocative Apple of My Eye also succeeds in being highly entertaining, resulting in a thrilling read.

Liz Robinson

Apple of My Eye Synopsis

Just how far is a mother willing to go? When a mysterious note arrives for seven months pregnant nurse Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life - from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months. As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli's husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future. Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother - and stay a mother...

Apple of My Eye Press Reviews

`AMAZING. I read it in one go. I was totally hooked.' MARIAN KEYES

`A brilliantly paced, intriguingly plotted and thoroughly enjoyable story. One of the best psych thrillers I've read this year.' LIZ NUGENT

'A powerful and emotional psychological thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless.' C. L. TAYLOR, author of The Fear

`Utterly addictive! Literally couldn't put it down all day! Compulsive, twisty, tense. And LOVED the ending.' CLAIRE DOUGLAS, author of Local Girl Missing

`I devoured it in a couple of days. Claire Allan managed to maintain an unsettling sense of unease that started at the very beginning and didn't let up at all.' ELLE CROFT

`SUCH a good read! It made me feel so uncomfortable, but I still kept gobbling up the pages.' LISA HALL

`A superior psychological thriller with an intriguing set-up, a flawed heroine and some great twists. Recommended!' MARK EDWARDS

`A psychological thriller with a heart: taut, emotionally challenging and unlike so many thrillers, each twist and turn is here because it deserves to be and not for the sake of it.' JOHN MARRS

`An intriguing and menacing page turner.' MEL SHERRATT

`The depth of characterisation and its fast pace is what makes HER NAME WAS ROSE stand out as a thriller. It had me hooked until the end.' ELISABETH CARPENTER

`Mesmerizing to the point of complete distraction. I was totally engrossed in this book' AMANDA ROBSON, author of Obsession

`Claire Allan's transition into crime writing is seamless. Her Name was Rose brings all the emotional heft and depth of characterisation her readers would expect, but with a taut, menacing plot line. A compulsively thrilling read from start to finish.' BRIAN MCGILLOWAY, New York Times and Kindle #1 bestseller


I loved it.The plot is twisty and the issues being dealt with here are big scale but told beautifully through Emily. Her envy and confusion is so real as to be palpable and of course, all too relatable. Creepy and weepy.' NIKI MACKAY

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ISBN: 9780008275082
Publication date: 24/01/2019
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008275082
Publication date: 24th January 2019
Author: Claire Allan
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Adult & contemporary romance,

About Claire Allan

Claire Allan is an Irish author who has previously written women's fiction. Apple of My Eye is her second psychological thriller following 2018's Her Name Was Rose.

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