Other Parents

Other Parents
Sarah Stovell
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NZ$ 22.99
Paperback
h198 x 129mm - 400pg
18 Aug 2022 UK
International import eta 7-19 days
9780008441654
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They all have opinions. They all have secrets. ' Funny, moving, insightful and so sharp on the politics of the school gate and beyond. Couldn' t put it down. ' Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request In a small town like West Burntridge, it should be impossible to keep a secret. Rachel Saunders knows gossip is the price you pay for a rural lifestyle and outstanding schools. The latest town scandal is her divorce - and the fact that her new girlfriend has moved into the family home. Laura Spence lives in a poky bedsit on the wrong side of town. She and her son Max don' t really belong, and his violent tantrums are threatening to expose the very thing she' s trying to hide. When the local school introduces a new inclusive curriculum, Rachel and Laura find themselves on opposite sides of a fearsome debate. But the problem with having your nose in everyone else' s business is that you often miss what is happening in your own home. Praise for Sarah Stovell ' Slickly claustrophobic, this arch story of obsessive, forbidden love taken to the extreme will have you squirming in your seat' Sarah Pinborough ' It' s a remarkable debut in the crowded psychological thriller field, written with great sureness of touch and tone' The Times ' A moving, gripping story . . . twists keep coming till the very last page. I loved it' Erin Kelly ' 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 ' Whip-smart, lushly written and truly page-turning . . . Sarah Stovell is a thrilling talent' Holly Seddon ' Cunningly constructed and gorgeously written, this is outstanding' Express
' I absolutely loved OTHER PARENTS and raced through it in less than 48 hours. Completely gripping, original and so well-observed. ' Nancy Tucker, author of The First Day of Spring' An astute and gripping page-turner that takes many hot topics and examines them from every angle . . . A story with a lot of heart, a fantastic cast and it is unlike anything else I' ve read. Genuinely original and utterly compelling. ' NJ Mackay, author of Found HerPraise for Exquisite' Addictive, terrifying and beautifully written, Exquisite is up there with the best psychological thrillers I' ve ever read. Fucking awesome' Chris Whitaker' Sarah Stovell writes beautifully' Essie Fox' Beautifully written and perfectly twisted, I was sucked deeply into the intertwined worlds of Alice and Bo and found myself reading through my fingers, compelled yet terrified at what the outcome might be. . . ' Susi Holliday' I bloody loved it. So clever, so beautifully written, such brilliant characterisation and THAT ENDING!' Lisa Hall
Sarah Stovell was born in Kent in 1977 and now lives in Northumberland with her partner and two children. She has an MA and a PhD in creative writing and is a lecturer in creative writing at Lincoln University. She is the author of four previous novels, Mothernight, The Night Flower, Exquisite and The Home. Exquisite was chosen by The Times as one of the top 40 crime novels of the past 50 years.

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