The Cliff House

The Cliff House

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 17/05/2018
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The Cliff House
A dark, haunting, addictive, compelling and beautiful read. It 1986 in Cornwall, The Davenports have everything that Tamsyn thought she has ever wanted, b... READ MORE
Gemma at Elgin


‘Haunting and evocative.’ Clare Mackintosh

‘A beautiful, stirring story of loss and obsession’ Lisa Jewell

Some friendships are made to be broken

Cornwall, summer of 1986.

The Davenports, with their fast cars and glamorous clothes, living the dream in a breathtaking house overlooking the sea.

If only… thinks sixteen-year-old Tamsyn, her binoculars trained on the perfect family in their perfect home.

If only her life was as perfect as theirs.

If only Edie Davenport would be her friend.

If only she lived at The Cliff House…

Amanda Jennings weaves a haunting tale of obsession, loss and longing, set against the brooding North Cornish coastline, destined to stay with readers long after the final page is turned.


‘Absorbingly atmospheric … beautiful and sinister.’ The Times

‘With a page-turning plot, brilliant sense of place and beautifully-drawn characters The Cliff House deserves to be one of the biggest hits of the summer.’ Cass Green

‘A very special and utterly unforgettable tale of obsession, desire, grief and deceit – read it.’ Heat

‘Haunting and evocative.’ Clare Mackintosh

‘Immensely atmospheric, with vividly drawn characters and a set-up fraught with tension.’ Lucy Atkins

‘Addictive and utterly compelling … a clever, thoughtful and page-turning novel.’ Hannah Beckerman

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008250362
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 600g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 32 mm

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The Cliff House
An atmospheric novel of obsession, disquiet, grief and loss.
I’m still haunted by the final scenes of this atmospheric novel. I can hear the pool water ripple at The Cliff House and smell the salty air, as the oppres... READ MORE
Pam Mc
The Cliff House
Coming of Age But Definitely For Adults
This is a brilliant holiday read, full of toxic friendships that you just know are going to end in tragedy. Tamsyn lives in a Cornish village with her fam... READ MORE
Angela Rose
The Cliff House
Compulsive, Obsessive - and gets under your skin!!
A completely different pace to this book from the thrillers I've been reading lately, but no less compulsive reading. This is a story to keep you hooked! ... READ MORE
The Cliff House
Next time you see a house from a Cornish beach....
Well this was an unsettling read! A childish obsession with rich neighbours turns into something more. She’s upset yet curious of the ‘posh’ family who tak... READ MORE
The Cliff House
A fantastic novel based against the backdrop of world-class scenery
THE CLIFF HOUSE is Amanda Jennings fourth novel and my first of her titles. Set in Cornwall, the descriptions are truly beautiful and you really feel as th... READ MORE