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Fallen Angel

On sale

25th April 2019

Price: £9.99

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, 2020

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9780349143217

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‘Gloriously dark, deliciously twisty’ CLARE MACKINTOSH

ONE FAMILY, TWO HOLIDAYS, ONE DEVASTATING SECRET


To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions.

Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on holiday in Portugal. Now, as Amanda joins the family for a reunion at their seaside villa, she begins to suspect one of them might be hiding something terrible…

And suspicion is a dangerous thing.

From Chris Brookmyre, winner of the Theakstons and McIllvanney awards for Black Widow, comes a standalone psychological thriller full of twists, lies and betrayal.

PRAISE FOR CHRIS BROOKMYRE

‘Guaranteed to keep you guessing’
Ian Rankin

‘Extremely sophisticated crime’
Sunday Times

‘Exceptionally good’
Guardian

‘In the pantheon of great crime writers’
Elly Griffiths

‘Scales new heights of invention’
Times Literary Supplement

‘Brookmyre writes beautifully . . . I was hooked’
Literary Review

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Reviews

Scotsman
Fallen Angel shows Brookmyre's immense skill as a writer at the top of his game, as well as what can be created in the crime/thriller genre
Lisa Ballantyne
Addictive in the best possible way - I couldn't stop reading but didn't want it to end. This is a holiday read like no other, a dark novel set in the sunniest of settings, the shadow of this beautifully crafted story will stay with me for a long time
Woman's Way
A quality psychological thriller that gets into your head and leaves you on the edge
Real People
A totally addictive novel, with dark characters, layers of deception and some terrific twists
Laura Wilson, Guardian
Nuanced and intelligent
Steve Cavanagh
Stunning. A dark, brilliantly written suspense chiller. Superb. One of the best writers in the business on top form
Sunday Post
Chilling and mysterious
Sunday Times
What happened to Niamh . . . is the mystery that lies at the heart of a novel that skilfully unpeels the truth like an onion, one thin layer at a time
Herald
Humming along like a well-regulated machine, Fallen Angel shows how much Brookmyre has learned about planning and constructing a thriller, and how easily predictable plot developments can be blended with scarcely believable twists to gripping effect
Literary Review
A complicated but satisfying tale
The i
It's simply compelling
Mirror
An insanely twisty thriller, with characters and plot that convince equally - this is a class act from a reliably brilliant author
Harriet Tyce
I raced through Fallen Angel, captivated by the darkness of the characters and the underlying toxicities of the dual timelines. Expertly plotted, it twists inexorably along to a highly satisfying resolution
Clare Mackintosh
Gloriously dark, deliciously twisty