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‘A joyously wicked read that will cheer you up no end. A genuine tonic. So clever, so funny and so refreshingly different. I loved it’ RUTH JONES
‘Warm, witty & brilliantly realised’ DAILY MAIL
‘Part Fleabag, part Agatha Christie’ JOSIE SILVER



Two people trying to break up. One last family party. And no way out of it…

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Things Stella and George have had blazing rows about:

– Misquoting Jurassic Park.
– Leaving a Coke can on the side of the bath.
– Fitting car seats for their hypothetical kids.

In other news, they’re getting divorced.

But first, Stella’s mum is throwing a murder mystery party and – with her dad losing his job, her mum’s recent diagnosis, and some very odd behaviour from her sister – now is not the time to tell everyone.
All Stella and George have to do is make it through the day without their break-up being discovered – though it will soon turn out that having secrets runs in the family…

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Praise for LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE:

‘When it comes to personal relationships, Caroline Hulse dares to show us what we humans are really like. Her sparkling dialogue, astute observations and gloriously irreverent humour make Like A House On Fire a joyously wicked read that will cheer you up no end. A genuine tonic. So clever, so funny and so refreshingly different. I loved it’ RUTH JONES

‘Part Fleabag, part Agatha Christie, Like A House On Fire is everything I love in a book’ JOSIE SILVER

Painfully astute and brilliantly funny BETH O’LEARY

Reviews

Caroline Hulse is a very funny writer and a wonderfully compassionate observer of human frailty
Kate Eberlen
I SO enjoyed Like A House on Fire - Acutely observed and brilliantly funny. Very Nina Stibbe
Clare Mackintosh
I loved it - Funny and sad and relatable and deeply human. A big hat tip to the citing of We Need To Talk About Kevin, too
Harriet Tyce
Absolutely loved Like A House on Fire. A proper delight
Richard Roper
Witty, whip-smart and wincingly observant, pure entertainment from start to finish. A Caroline Hulse book is a reading highlight of my year
Cathy Bramley
Sheer delight from start to finish
Lesley Kara
I could not put Like a House on Fire down. Funny, moving and astute. A triumph!
Nicola Mostyn
Part Fleabag, part Agatha Christie, Like A House On Fire is everything I love in a book. A sharply observed study of relationships packed with subtle wit, I was hooked from page one. Bravo Caroline, what a triumph!
Josie Silver
Painfully astute and brilliantly funny, Like A House On Fire is a triumph of a novel. I loved it
Beth O'Leary
I loved Caroline Hulse's first novel, The Adults, so much, and I love her second book EVEN MORE. Like A House On Fire is hilarious and brilliant and clever in that way only Caroline knows how to be. The story is so compelling, I couldn't put it down, and the writing is so fresh and relatable. Highly, highly recommend!
Lucy Vine
A total joy from start to finish, Like A House on Fire is a treat to savour. Caroline's perceptive, warm and witty characterisation brings this book to life - readers will all recognise (with affection) someone within its pages. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to read Caroline's next book
Charlotte Duckworth
An engaging domestic drama with well-drawn characters.
Candis Magazine
Warm, witty & brilliantly realised.
Daily Mail
A riveting read that shows the lengths people will go to to keep up appearances, this will reel you in and keep you hooked.
Heat Magazine
Hulse astutely taps into the underlying tensions of family life [...]. A deliciously dark comedy of manners.
Daily Express