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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781472290687

Price: £21.99

ON SALE: 15th September 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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She’s the perfect host. He’s the perfect victim.

Someone is hunting Connor. Alone, freezing, in the wilderness of Bodmin Moor, on an elite Special Forces training exercise, he’d be a fool to scorn the kindness of a local stranger. Wouldn’t he?

At first, Eilidh seems to be an impeccable host. She offers Connor food and a warm bed – he finds it nearly impossible to leave her charming farmhouse.

But the choice isn’t his to make.

There have been others before. None, though, as perfect as him.

Why would she let him leave?

Praise for Elle Connel:

I loved the classy writing and ever-growing sense of unease in this clever subversion of a classic country house mystery” – Harriet Tyce
“A chilling drama” Sunday Times
Misery for the Goop generation. You Can Stay is fantastic – an absolute treat of a book.” – Catherine Simpson
“Witty, grounded and entertaining, this is a thrilling read.” – Lynsey May
“Sinister and atmospheric” – Chris Brookmyre

Absolutely loved this – so dark, yet laced with humour, and such clever plotting. Loved the characters, and the ending is sublime.” – Susi Holliday
“I have never fallen so hard for a book this far out of my comfort zone. A stunning book about gender and power, and a fine homage to Stephen King’s Misery. Deeply unsettling, and impossible to put down.” – Claire L Heuchan
“A gripping mystery.” – Nathan Ripley


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A chilling drama
Sunday Times
Down By The Water takes the reader on a weekend trip from hell... I loved the classy writing and ever-growing sense of unease in this clever subversion of a classic country house mystery
Harriet Tyce
Sinister and atmospheric, peeling back the superficial veneers of friendship to reveal the darker truths that lurk beneath
Chris Brookmyre
Absolutely loved this - so dark, yet laced with humour, and such clever plotting. Loved the characters, and the ending is sublime.
Susi Holliday
A psychological thriller with both depth and drive, Down By The Water is a gripping mystery
Nathan Ripley
Elle Connel picks away the veneer of old friendships in this sinister and compelling tale of sorrow, secrets, and betrayal.
E. S. Thomson
Lucy has created an unforgettable villain, a 'Gorgon of Wellness', a villain for our times - Misery for the Goop generation. You Can Stay is fantastic - an absolute treat of a book.
Catherine Simpson, author of Truestory and When I Had a Little Sister
Prepare to be creeped out and morally compromised by slippery and intriguing characters locked in a battle of wills. In her protagonists, Connel has created an unforgettable interrogation of what it means to dominate, to submit and to betray for the sake of a higher ideal - no matter how misguided. Witty, grounded and entertaining, this is a thrilling read.
Lynsey May
I have never fallen so hard for a book this far out of my comfort zone. A stunning book about gender and power, and a fine homage to Stephen King's Misery. Deeply unsettling, and impossible to put down.
Claire L Heuchan