For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their thrillers, Sophie Hannah is the writer of choice. THE POINT OF RESCUE, her third, combines a creepily irresistible page-turner with an exploration of motherhood's taboos. ( Guardian)
Tension, thy name is Sophie Hannah. In THE POINT OF RESCUE, murder, false identity and infidelity are thet tools Hannah deploys to create a plausible but edge-of-your-seat read. ( Independent)
The tension is screwed ever tighter until the final shocking outcome. ( Daily Express)
'Once again, Hannah's distinctive mix of first and third-person narratives creates a bewitchingly elaborate plot - the theme of parents' ambivalence towards their children gives it real emotional substance' ( The Sunday Times)
Hannah doesn't allow the tension to slacken for a second in this addictive, brilliantly chilling thriller. ( Book of the Month, Marie Claire)
Sophie Hannah just gets better and better, with experience adding rocket fuel to her already high-octane yarns . . . Brilliantly cunning and entirely unpredictable. ( Guardian)
'The tension is screwed ever tighter until the final shocking outcome' ( Barry Forshaw, Daily Express)
'Hannah is an expert in creepy scenarios and plot twists that keep you guessing until the last page. The tension doesn't slacken for a second.' ( Grazia)
'For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their thrillers, Sophie Hannah is the writer of choice. THE POINT OF RESCUE, her third, combines a creepily irresistible page-turner with an exploration of motherhood's taboos.' ( Guardian)
'Sophie Hannah's ingenious, almost surreal mysteries are so intricately constructed that it's impossible to guess how they will end . . . A compelling and disquieting story, told with the author's usual panache.' ( Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph)
Every so often a writer comes along whose freshness and originality blows the competition out of the water.. .Genuinely gripping, full of the unseen and yet fitting twists and turns that make good quality crime fiction such a pleasure ( Yorkshire Post)
'I've just discovered this wonderful writer. Her book captures you from the first line and you carry on reading even if you fear the worst is going to happen. This is as page-turning as it is beautifully written.' ( Katie Fforde writing in, Gloss)
'Given the quality of crime fiction around it is no surprise that the genre is now the most popular in Britain. One relatively new writer establishing herself at the top of the tree is Sophie Hannah, whose three novels are characterised by their terrifyingly creepy plots.. . Hannah is excellent at conveying the bewilderment that bubbles up as seemingly related events unfold. This is an original and cleverly-plotted novel with terrific characterisation. It's intricate threads will take you down blind alleys without you ever guessing the outcome.' ( Daily Express)
Hannah doesn't allow the tension to slacken for a second in this addictive, brilliantly chilling thriller. ( Marie Claire Book of the Month)
'Brilliantly creepy' ( Red Magazine)
'[Hannah] left me desperate to know what would happen, and I kept turning those pages, even though reading it at times was a little exhausting.
The Point of Rescue is a huge, complicated, jigsaw-puzzle of a novel. But, as the final piece slotted into place, there was one thing I was sure of: the effort was worthwhile.'
'And, as for the resolution...Sophie Hannah's mind must be something of a modern marvel: she plots with such incredible intricacy and foresight that when the ends all tied themselves together so neatly, I gasped with the cleverness of it all. I'd hesitate to describe this book as light reading: take it to the beach by all means, but it's not one you'll be able to enjoy under the influence of a cocktail. It's a book that needs - and luckily deserves - to be read twice. . .
The Point of Rescue is a huge, complicated, jigsaw-puzzle of a novel. But, as the final piece slotted into place, there was one thing I was sure of: the effort was worthwhile'(vulpes libris (online))
Sophie Hannah is a bestselling crime fiction writer and poet. Her psychological thrillers Little Face, Hurting Distance, The Point of Rescue, The Other Half Lives, A Room Swept White, Lasting Damage, Kind of Cruel, The Carrier and The Telling Error have received critical acclaim and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Sophie is also the author of The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot mystery to be written and published since Agatha Christie's death and approved by her estate.
The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Novel of the Year 2013 and Sophie's books have been listed for multiple other industry awards. Little Face was longlisted for the 2007 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the IMPAC Award, Hurting Distance was longlisted for the 2008 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and The Other Half Lives was shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award and a Barry Award. The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd.
Sophie's fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was the Poetry Book Society's Winter Choice in 2007 and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Award, and in 2004 she won first prize in the Daphne du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story 'The Octopus Nest'. Sophie's poetry is studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level across the UK.
From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She is currently a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.
Visit Sophie's website, www.sophiehannah.com, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/sophiehannahCB1, and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sophiehannahauthor.
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Description du livre Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., 2008. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire A062A9780340953235
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2008. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0340953233