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    • ISBN:9780349403359
    • Publication date:08 Sep 2016

The Stranger

The twisty and exhilarating new novel from Richard & Judy bestselling author of The Twins

By Saskia Sarginson

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A deeply moving and daring new novel from the Richard and Judy bestselling writer Saskia Sarginson, author of The Twins, Without You and The Other Me.

From Richard and Judy bestselling author Saskia Sarginson, The Stranger is a devastating love story full of intrigue and dark secrets.

'Immersive, gripping, will pull at your heartstrings' Gilly Macmillan, international bestselling author


We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmell has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe life in the idyllic English village she's chosen as her home begins to topple.

Everyone is suspicious of this stranger, except for Eleanor. But her trust in him will put her life in danger, because nothing is as it seems; not her dead husband, the man who claims to love her, or the inscrutable outsider to whom she's opened her home and her heart.

Praise for Saskia Sarginson:

'Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun on The Twins

'Atmospheric, readable, beautifully evoked' Sunday Mirror on Without You

'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan on The Twins

'A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour' NZ Women's Weekly

Biographical Notes

Saskia Sarginson was awarded a distinction in her MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway after a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University and a BA in Fashion Design & Communications. Before becoming a full-time author, Saskia's writing experience included being a health and beauty editor on women's magazines, a ghost writer for the BBC and Harper Collins and copy-writing and script editing.

Saskia lives in south London with her four children.

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  • ISBN: 9780349403366
  • Publication date: 23 Mar 2017
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Piatkus
Immersive, gripping, will pull at your heartstrings — Gilly Macmillan, international bestselling author
Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down — Sun on The Twins
Atmospheric, readable, beautifully evoked — Sunday Mirror on Without You
Stunning in its insight and beautifully written — Judy Finnigan on The Twins
A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour — NZ Women's Weekly
A devastating love story! — My Weekly
Tightly plotted, intelligent and full of menace. — Sunday Mirror
'Immersive, gripping, will pull at your heartstrings' — Gilly Macmillan, international bestselling author
A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour — NZ Women's Weekly
Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down — Sun on The Twins
Stunning in its insight and beautifully written — Judy Finnigan on The Twins
Atmospheric, readable, beautifully evoked — Sunday Mirror on Without You
Tightly plotted, intelligent and full of menace - a cracking thriller. — The People
Both a thriller and a love story, [The Stranger] lives up to the reputation [Saskia Sarginson] has built up since her debut bestseller The Twins. — Evening Telegraph
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The Other Me

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'This enthralling read will keep you up long into the night.' Ruth Ware, bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark WoodFor fans of Maggie O'Farrell and Liane Moriarty, The Other Me is a haunting and suspenseful read about a girl with a secret, and the past that is starting to catch up with her, from the Richard & Judy bestselling author of The Twins.Eliza Bennet has the life she's always dreamed of. She's who she wants to be, and she's with the man she loves.But Eliza is living a lie. Her real name is Klaudia Myer. And Klaudia is on the run. She's escaping her old life, and a terrible secret buried at the heart of her family.This is the story of Eliza and Klaudia - one girl, two lives and a lie they cannot hide from.Praise for Saskia Sarginson:'Storytelling at its very best... Gripping.' Cecilia Ekback, international bestselling author'Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun on The Twins'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan on The Twins'A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour' NZ Women's Weekly

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Without You

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'Atmospheric, readable, beautifully evoked' Sunday Mirror From the Richard & Judy bestselling author of The Twins - Without You is a captivating blend of mystery, thriller and emotional family drama, that will leave you unsettled, even as it touches your heart.1984, SuffolkWhen 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to find her sister and bring her home alive.Close to the shore looms the shape of an island - out of bounds, mysterious, and dotted with windowless concrete huts. What nobody knows is that inside one of the huts Eva is being held captive. That she is fighting to survive - and return home.Praise for Saskia Sarginson:'Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun on The Twins'Immersive, gripping, will pull at your heartstrings' Gilly Macmillan on The Stranger'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan on The Twins'A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour' NZ Women's Weekly

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The Twins

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'Outstandingly good. Part-thriller, part-love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' SunThe Richard and Judy Bestseller. They were identical in every wayUntil the unthinkable tore them apartIsolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they've grown into very different adults: Isolte, a successful features writer for a fashion magazine with a photographer boyfriend and a flat in London, and Viola, desperately unhappy and struggling with a lifelong eating disorder.What happened all those years ago to set the twins on such different paths to adulthood? As both women start to unravel the escalating tragedies of a half-remembered summer, terrifying secrets from the past come rushing back - and threaten to overwhelm their adult lives...'Convincing and compelling . . . building tension that resonates even after the novel ends' Stylist'This book got its hooks into us and wouldn't let go. Hypnotic, with real emotional punch' Star 'Gripping' Marie Claire'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan'Touching and extremely readable' Sunday Mirror

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Born in England, Abbi Waxman has worked as a copywriter and then a creative director at various advertising agencies in London and New York, including Ogilvy and Mather, Y&R, Grey, and Wunderman. After successfully ghost-writing Nicole Ritchie's novel, Abbi quit advertising, and turned to writing of her own. Abbi lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three kids, three dogs, three cats and seven chickens.

Alex Gray

Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the DHSS, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English. Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles and commissions for BBC radio programmes. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing. A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, her previous novels include Five Ways to Kill a Man, Glasgow Kiss, Pitch Black, The Riverman, Never Somewhere Else, The Swedish Girl and Keep the Midnight Out. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.

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