Deceptions

by Rebecca Frayn

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

Deceptions Synopsis

Julian and Annie have only just announced their forthcoming marriage, when Annie's twelve-year old son Dan mysteriously fails to come home from school. Despite an extensive police investigation, the days turn into weeks and it is as if he has vanished into thin air. Over the next three years, Annie refuses to give up hope that somewhere her son is alive and will one day return home. Julian, meanwhile, can't help but yearn for Annie to put the past behind her and move on. Then, out of the blue, a call from Glasgow brings shocking news of Dan's fate. And far from being over, it seems the mystery of his disappearance is only just beginning...

Deceptions Press Reviews

'Absolutely gripping. The nightmare landscape of the story, described with cool insinuation and emotional integrity, is both sinister and truthful' Sadie Jones, author of THE OUTCAST

"Several hundred cuts above the rest; not another mawkish wallow, but a compulsive thriller with echoes of Ruth Rendell and Josephine Tey. Superb." Kate Saunders - The Times Kate Saunders, The Times

"Great psychological insight lies at the heart of this disturbing, gripping story."  Daily Mirror

"Rebecca Frayn's compelling second novel. Intense, visceral. Frayn's heartbreaking novel documents the effects of doubt and loss on familial bonds." Daily Mail

"This is a book that grabs you in the opening pages and will prove very difficult to put down. The terrible desolation caused by young Dan's disappearance, the wreckage that it makes of his mother's relationship with her lover and surviving daughter, the lurches of hope, the unraveling of an unhappy person's hold on reality: all these are analysed with a devastating but compassionate precision." Reader's Digest

'Deceptions is a stylishly written page-turner by a novelist of skill and authority' Daily Mail

`Fans of Zoe Heller's Notes On A Scandal will love this' Red

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ISBN: 9781416502715
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781416502715
Publication date: 2nd March 2009
Author: Rebecca Frayn
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Rebecca Frayn

Rebecca Frayn is a critically-acclaimed film maker. Her most recent work is the film WHOSE BABY, broadcast on ITV1, and her other credits include SINGLE, MODERN TIMES, THE SOUTH BANK SHOW and CUTTING EDGE. She is the author of ONE LIFE, and a second novel, DECEPTIONS. She lives in London with her husband and children.

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