Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 15/11/2018
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'Pure genius. Absolutely brilliant' Shari Lapena'A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith' Ian RankinIBA Crime Fiction Book of the Year Winner 2018___________WINNER of the Dead Good Books Award for the Book That You Can't Put Down! She's not who you think she is . . . 'I could probably have been an actress. It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isn't that what I've been doing for most of my life?'Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out.The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . . .___________ 'Bloody brilliant!' Denise Mina'Extraordinary' A.J. Finn 'The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work' Tammy Cohen'Dark, brutal and brilliant' Colette McBeth'Absorbing, beautifully written' The Times, Crime Books of the Year'Every bit as amazing as her first two [novels]' Lisa Jewell 'Dazzling . . . chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius' Mark Edwards

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241979730
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 266g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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Skin Deep
This book wasn't what I was expecting from either the blurb or the opening stanzas; it was far, far better than that. I am not so sure I would call it a t... READ MORE
Marjorie Odonnell
Skin Deep
Shallow, blank psychological thriller
It’s 2017. Cordelia Russell is a 50-something year old woman who lives in Nice, France. Once beautiful (although she still looks younger than her years) ... READ MORE