In a Dark, Dark Wood

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Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.

In a Dark, Dark Wood is published in the US by Scout Press (Simon & Schuster) and in the UK by Vintage Books (Penguin Random House).

Published in more than 40 territories, it was a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, as well as a Richard and Judy pick, a BEA Buzz Panel selection, and an NPR best book of 2015. It was described by the Independent as “this year’s hottest crime novel”.

It has been long-listed for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, short-listed for the British Book Industry Awards Book of the Year (debuts) and won an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Suspense novel.

Film rights have been optioned by New Line Cinema, with Reese Witherspoon attached to produce.


‘Never stops circling around behind the reader and clapping its cold hands over her eyes.’ PETER STRAUB, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Story, A Dark Matter, and The Talisman (co-author)

‘Toxic friendships, an isolated house, a dark snowy wood… Everyone’s worst nightmare, and the perfect ingredients for this tense, terrifying novel.’ CLARE MACKINTOSH, author of I Let You Go


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