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    Sophie Hannah(Author)

WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2013

When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson - but why is she scared of Gaby in particular?Lauren won't explain.

Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for a murder he didn't commit, and Gaby soon suspects that Lauren's presence on her flight can't be a coincidence. Because the murder victim is Francine Breary, the wife of the only man Gaby has ever truly loved.

Tim Breary has confessed, and even provided the police with evidence. The only thing he hasn't given them is a motive. He claims to have no idea why he murdered his wife . . .

A leading writer of psychological suspense . . . As ever, Hannah excels. Her books are so distinctive that they deserve to be placed in a separate sub-genre of their own. (Spectator)A tale of the power that weakness and passivity can have over strength and action, and how theories of love and duty can lead us astray . . . The genius of Hannah's domestic thrillers - along with the twistiest plots known to woman - is that she creates ordinary people whose psychological quirks make them as monstrous as any serial killer. (Guardian)A labyrinth of a psychological thriller . . . Hannah is masterly at leading the reader down the wrong path and here she excels once again. (Sunday Express)Absorbing, intricate . . . THE CARRIER is a vicarage whodunit as well as a psychological thriller. (Sunday Times)A hugely confident, beautifully written and bold mystery. Another gripping triumph. (Heat)[Hannah] confirms in this, her eighth novel, her fluent writing skills, taste for complicated layers and deft hand with character, not to mention a knack for producing compelling openings....[The Carrier] is the kind of puzzle Agatha Christie might have created.Delicate, with ever-increasing dread, it is a mature work - full of confidence and intrigue. (Daily Mail)Highly original . . . Hannah has once again ripped up the industry-standard 'A to Z of Writing a Whodunnit' and audaciously charted her own course . . . to produce a novel that is a classy, compulsive and chilling literary triumph. (Irish Independent)Such is the author's command of narrative, we find ourselves glued to the page. We remain hooked throughout this compelling novel. (Daily Express)Contemporary in its intent and setting, the novel is also a pleasingly old-fashioned 'locked room' mystery, with Hannah referencing Agatha Christie a number of times.All told, it's a very satisfying addition to Hannah's canon. (Irish Times)[Hannah] confirms in this, her eighth novel, her fluent writing skills, taste for complicated layers and deft hand with character, not to mention a knack for producing compelling openings . . . [THE CARRIER] is the kind of puzzle Agatha Christie might have created. Delicate, with ever-increasing dread, it is a mature work - full of confidence and intrigue. (Daily Mail)Absorbing, intricate . . . Here the rewarding bonuses are poetry's role in the plot and a playful reworking of the Agatha Christie formula . . . THE CARRIER is a vicarage whodunit as as well as a psychological thriller. (Sunday Times)Highly original . . . Hannah has once again ripped up the industry-standard 'A to Z of Writing a Whodunnit' and audaciously charted her own course . . . to produce a novel that is a classy, compulsive and chilling literary triumph (Irish Independent)Our favourite writer of psychological crime thrillers is back with perhaps her most ambitious novel yet . . . Here's another massively intriguing premise from Hannah, with plot threads that spin out in all kinds of unusual and surprising directions . . . A hugely confident, beautifully written and bold mystery. Another gripping triumph. (Heat)Blissfully intricate . . . As usual I tried to guess the solution, failed utterly and decided simply to enjoy the white-knuckle ride; this is a writer who gets right into the heads of her characters. (Saga)A tale of the power that weakness and passivity can have over strength and action, and how theories of love and duty can lead us astray . . . Intriguing. (Guardian)Hannah, a whip-smart thriller writer, makes tales that are tricky, teasing and thought-provoking. THE CARRIER is a classic of the type. (RTE Ireland)Another gripping puzzle of a novel from one of Britain's best crime writers . . . A compulsive read. (Image Magazine)A whirlwind journey of whodunit . . . There are plenty of good thrillers out there, but then there are the great ones and this is definitely one of them. (RTE Guide)It is brilliantly constructed, and it had me, screaming, on the edge of my chair. (Reader’s Digest)Contemporary in its intent and setting, the novel is also a pleasingly old-fashioned 'locked room' mystery, with Hannah referencing Agatha Christie a number of times. All told, it's a very satisfying addition to Hannah's canon. (Irish Times)This complex plot demands and rewards attention, thanks to a fantastic cast and some superior, atmospheric prose . . .Thrilling. (South China Morning Post)The queen of the ingenious plot twist (Good Housekeeping)Brilliant (The Bookseller)Sophie's storylines are always riveting, and this one will not disappoint! (My Weekly)The genius of Hannah's domestic thrillers - along with the twistiest plots known to woman - is that she creates ordinary people whose psychological quirks make them as monstrous as any serial killer. (Guardian)Another compelling read from Sophie Hannah . . . If you are interested however in what makes people behave as they do and what lengths ordinary people will go to in response to extraordinary events, then you will enjoy this. (Euro Crime)With ingenuity and deft plotting, this accomplished page-turner moves inexorably towards a shocking conclusion (The Good Book Guide)

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Book details

  • PDF | 432 pages
  • Sophie Hannah(Author)
  • Hodder & Stoughton; Culver Valley Crime Book 8 edition (14 Feb. 2013)
  • English
  • 7
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By Guest on 19 July 2017

    A very good read.

  • By Marquis of Pembroke on 17 September 2014

    I had read "Little Face" and "Point of Rescue" both of which I enjoyed - but this is disappointing - Tim is so weird that it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to love him, certainly not to the extent that Gaby does - she appears to be a high-flier with intelligence and personality whereas he is just weird...I did start the book three times and gave up, but left with nothing to read one hot Sunday I persevered - the ending is very disappointing indeed - as is the explanation for Tim's silly dream-Obviously these books are a series, I haven't read them in sequence, I haven't read the one where Charlie gets married, perhaps it should be made plainer on the covers where each title lies in the chronology? I haven't give up on Sophie yet - but another written in this style may change my mind!

  • By H.E Cox on 10 June 2016

    I am new to Sophie Hannah and I have to admit I agree with all the negitivity on here. It's frustrating though becuase I actually quite enjoyed some of the opening scenes between Gaby and Lauren. Hannah dose have a unique writing style, even though some of her description is a bit steriotypical On the contrast the scenes with Simon and Tim where borderline un-readible. It's like the book was written by 2 diffrent people. I tryed my best to enjoy this book but I gave up after the about 100 pages becuase it was impossible. It reads like a poorly translated novel but I will award a second star for the old line of good description.

  • By mypointis on 21 October 2013

    As in most of Sophie Hannah's books, characters don't really behave as the might in real life. But it's a story and not meant to be real life, so putting that aside it is a 'good read'. I like the humour, especially in Charlie, who could be my best friend! One or two of the characters are a little annoying though, I'm not sure if they're meant to be. But the plot keeps you guessing almost to the end, I wanted to keep reading, and get there as soon as possible. I definitely would recommend it but think the earlier books need to be read first, otherwise, with no understanding of Charlie and Simon's relationship, the dynamics in the story could be a little confusing.

  • By Annabelle on 22 November 2013

    Could not get my head round this one. Hated the childish characters, and the storyline was poor. Put me off from the very beginning with all those" letters to Francine.

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