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Exquisite (Paperback)

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She loves me. She loves me not.

Bo Luxton has it all - a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend.When they meet at a writers' retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops...

Or does it?

Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

`The characters are so untrustworthy you wont know what to believe, but you won't put it down till you've found out. A superb debut' Sunday Mirror

'It's a remarkable debut in the crowded psychological thriller field, written with great sureness of touch and tone' Times Crime Club

`Slickly claustrophobic, this arch story of obsessive, forbidden love taken to the extreme will have you squirming in your seat' Sarah Pinsborough

`Whip-smart, lushly written and truly page-turning ... Sarah Stovell is a thrilling talent' Holly Seddon

`A moving, gripping story ... twists keep coming till the very last page. I loved it' Erin Kelly

`Addictive, terrifying and beautifully written, Exquisite is up there with the best psychological thrillers I've ever read. Fucking awesome' Chris Whittaker

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryRomanceRomanceAdult & contemporary romance Publisher: Orenda Books Publication Date: 01/06/2017 ISBN-13: 9781910633748  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sarah Stovell was born in 1977 and spent most of her life in the Home Counties before a season working in a remote North Yorkshire youth hostel made her realise she was a northerner at heart. She now lives in Northumberland with her partner and two children and is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Lincoln University. Her debut psychological thriller, Exquisite, is set in the Lake District. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @sarahlovescrime

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“Exquisite” by name “Exquisite” by nature! I found this brilliant book to be utterly outstanding and so aptly named! I LOVED this compelling, addictive and totally gripping story and although I try not to use the word ‘unputdownable’, for me it truly was. This dark story of obsessive and warped love is told from the alternating point of view of the two main female characters, Alice Dark, a twenty five year old aspiring writer and Bo Luxton, a forty year old and married established author who befriends Alice at a writing course she is teaching at. In between these points of views we hear the thoughts from a prisoner in a women’s prison - we don’t know which one of the women it is and it isn’t revealed until the end of the story who is actually expressing their innermost feelings and why they are there. Watching Alice and Bo’s relationship develop really was thrilling and the suggestion that trouble was brewing and along with not knowing who to trust and who to believe, only added to the smouldering tension and suspense. I also enjoyed the way the women's emails were used to help tell the story. Both characters were dangerous, devious and typical of the saying ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ - it’s very difficult to side with either woman and with a couple of twists and turns along the way this book was the ideal psychological thriller to keep you glued to the pages. A perfect balance between character development and plot line, beautifully told with some fabulous narrative, an idyllic atmospheric setting of the Lake District fells and valleys and with an excellent suspenseful storyline, “Exquisite” written by Sarah Stovell is a fantastically written book that I most highly recommend. You have got to read this if you can. I could quite easily revisit this story again and I would be very interested to see if the story could develop further still. Easily five stars and then some.

- 31/01/2018
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