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Wonderfully creepy this will have chills running up and down your spine. This is Verhoef’s first novel published in the UK and we think she is definitely going to make her mark on the crime fiction scene. Trust and suspicion intertwine to create one of the most tense thrillers you’ll read this year.

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Close-Up by Esther Verhoef

Margot's been through a tough separation. But that's in the past now, she's moved out and moved on - or so she tells herself. But her new life isn't all she expected it to be.

Her friends and family seem like strangers to her, she doesn't fit in at work anymore. She feels lonely and vulnerable until a chance encounter leads to an intense affair with Leon, a darkly charismatic photographer. Impulsively casting off her old life, Margot surrenders herself to Leon's charm and confidence.

She isn't entirely sure what he sees in her, but she's certain that he's right for her. What she doesn't know is that Leon's previous girlfriend drowned in his bath and although the police report says it was suicide - it wasn't.

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The best women's thriller in years - Algemeen Dagblad. * Algemeen Dagblad * Gripping - Elle. * Elle * Excellent little thriller... if you like your crime fiction suspenseful, erotically romantic, tense and pacy, this is definitely a book for you
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About the Author

Esther Verhoef was born in 1968 and gained recognition for her critically acclaimed action thrillers Restless and Under Pressure. Both were shortlisted for the Golden Noose and Under Pressure was awarded the Diamond Bullet, both prizes for best thriller of the year. She is also the author of Rendez-Vous, which was awarded the 2006 Silver Fingerprint, the Dutch public award for best thriller of the year. She is also the author of the international bestseller Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th February 2010

Author

Esther Verhoef

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Author's Website

www.estherverhoef.nl/

Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9781849160919

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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