Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 7 August 2008
Number of pages: 464
Sally is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she ought not to recognise: Mark Bretherick. Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was cancelled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from her busy life juggling work and a young family, Sally didnt tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she booked a week off work and treated herself to a secret holiday. All she wanted was a bit of peace some time to herself but it didnt work out that way. Because Sally met a man Mark Bretherick. All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the man on the news is a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead ...
What the papers say:
'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 '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 '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 'I'm surprised I had any nails left by the end of this addictive thriller.' -- Eve 'This disturbing tale is a cut above the average crime thriller, with an intelligent and inventive plot that raises questions about identity, guilt and the taboo of unfulfilling motherhood.' -- Psychologies 'A great read and an involving thriller' -- She 'Hannah's gift for creating real, three-dimensional characters and placing them in extraordinary situations results in a thriller so entertaining you might consider sharing it with everyone one you know... But I suspect, instead you'll keep it to yourself and read it again and again.' -- Daily Record '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.' -- Justine Jordan, Guardian '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 'Hannah has established herself as a writer of offbeat thrillers that skilfully play on contemporary anxieties about motherhood and marriage. What keeps one reading is the creepy plausibility the author brings to her portrayal of a mind unhinged by the demands of parenthood.' -- Christine Koning The Times 'Hannah constructs a thriller that twists and turns satisfyingly through a series of ever-more surprising revelations.' -- The Sunday Times '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 new, queen-in-waiting of psychological crime.' -- Maxim Jakubowki 'Statistics show that more and more women are committing acts of "family annihilation". In THE POINT OF RESCUE Sophie Hannah tackles this distressing subject with sensitivity, while spinning a cracking story.' -- Daily Telegraph
Sophie Hannah is a best-selling, award-winning poet. Her latest collection, First of the Last Chances, was chosen for the Poetry Book Society's Next Generation promotion in June 2004. She regularly performs her poetry to live audiences nationwide and abroad, and recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Little Face is her first psychological crime novel. Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.
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