A gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Chocolat and The Lollipop Shoes
Joanne Harris is one of our best-loved and most versatile novelists. She first appeared on the scene with the bestselling Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), which turned into the sensuous Lansquenet trilogy (with Lollipop Shoes and Peaches for Monsieur le Cure). She has since written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and now Different Class). Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass in a band first formed when she was sixteen, works in a shed in her garden, spends far too much time online and occasionally dreams of faking her own death and going to live in Hawaii.
"Delivers an almighty twist in the tale late on...brilliantly atmospheric and at times heartbreaking." The Times "An ingenious, gripping read...it terrified the living daylights out of me." Daily Express "Brilliantly written, plotted and insightful...beware unreliable narrators along with a huge plot twist at the end." Mirror "Engrossing psychological thriller...a novel of unusual complexity...Harris, best known for Chocolat, again shows her skill and versatility." Mail on Sunday "Beautifully written...a rewarding read." Guardian