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Watch Her Fall

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781473680869

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 1st April 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

***THE TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER***

‘A dazzling psychological thrillerSunday Times
‘Twist follows twist, like The Red Shoes rewritten by Patricia Highsmith’ Mail on Sunday
‘It seems so effortless .. it’s brilliant and you really do not guess what’s coming’ Virgin Radio, Graham Norton
‘Expect deceit, duplicity and one hell of a twist!’ RED
‘Kelly’s best yet … Genius twists and turnsGood Housekeeping
Erin Kelly is at the top of her game. A seriously clever, and humane, novel’ SARAH VAUGHAN

WATCH HER RISE

After years of blood, sweat and tears, Ava Kirilova finally has the ballet world at her feet. But away from the spotlight, whispers backstage make her lonely and paranoid.

WATCH HER FALL

Because someone is watching her from the wings. Someone who wants what she has. Wants it so badly two people will pay with their lives.

FURTHER PRAISE FOR WATCH HER FALL:

‘Kelly’s depiction of this claustrophobic and ambitious world is brutally convincing … You don’t have to be a dance expert to enjoy it’ Daily Mail

‘A captivating hall of mirrors of a novel, where nothing and no one is as they seem’ PAULA HAWKINS

‘From the first page I was wrapped up in Ava’s swooping, all-consuming passion and totally gripped by the explosive twists which held me to the very last page’ ADELE PARKS

‘Most ambitious and captivating book to date . . . so thrilling and unexpected that it made my head spin’ LISA JEWELL

‘Watch Her Fall is not only a cleverly plotted, beautifully written thriller; it is also a mesmerising glimpse behind the curtain into a world few of us will ever see’ CLARE MACKINTOSH

‘Superbly dark, gloriously twisted and utterly seductive – this is Erin Kelly at her mind-bending best’ RUTH WARE

‘Beautifully dark and complex. So good!’ JANE FALLON

‘A thrilling high-wire of twists and switchbacks’ MARIAN KEYES

Reviews

Watch Her Fall is a triumph of storytelling, full of swooping passion and explosive twists that will take your breath away. I was entranced from the first page, losing my heart to the characters and swept up in their stories which were seamlessly intertwined in the way only a writer at the height of her powers can achieve. An absolute joy of a book
Sarah Hilary
In what I believe is her best book to date, Erin Kelly leaps into the dark and enchanting world of Russian ballet with a dancer's precision. The mesmeric tale of Ava Kirilova unfolds like the darkest and most delicious fairytale. I read it in two sittings and found myself enraptured, transported, spun around and left dizzy by the final page
Charlotte Philby, bestselling author of Part of the Family and A Double Life
An immersive, addictive thriller set in the high-stakes world of ballet, with a jolting twist you absolutely won't see coming
Claire McGowan, author of The Other Wife
Just finished Watch Her Fall - an elegant thriller set around the secretive world of elite Russian ballet. Powerful, ingenious and EXCITING. Loved peeking behind the curtain and learning about Swan Lake. Memorable characters and gasp-out-loud twists. SUPERB!
Will Dean
Kelly's characters could walk into a room and take a seat next to you and you'd know who they were, and her plots are the smartest in the industry, but with this one she somehow captured the intense, constrained, sinister world of ballet. I absolutely loved it
Gillian McAllister, author of Sunday Times bestseller How to Disappear
A captivating hall of mirrors of a novel, where nothing and no one is as they seem
Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
I would read a shopping list from Erin Kelly, if it were set in the same rarified, cut-throat world in which she has set her latest novel. Watch Her Fall is not only a cleverly plotted, beautifully written thriller; it is also a mesmerising glimpse behind the curtain into a world few of us will ever see
Clare Mackintosh
Think Black Swan meets Killing Eve, with the most brilliant twist
Grazia Online
Superbly dark, gloriously twisted and utterly seductive - this is Erin Kelly at her mind-bending best
Ruth Ware
Kelly's pirouetting plot is up there with her best
Daily Express
Erin Kelly plunges readers into the highly competitive world of ballet in Watch Her Fall
Sunday Express S Magazine
Thriller queen Kelly is back with a new novel about a dancer at the London Ballet Company . . . Think Black Swan but in book form
Cosmopolitan
Bestselling crime novelist Kelly returns with a dark tale of obsession and ambition set in a prestigious ballet company and based around the story of Swan Lake
ipaper
Immerse yourself in the claustrophobic, competitive world of ballet. Beautifully dark and complex. So good!
Jane Fallon
The new addictive thriller of 2021 . . . Gripping with a devilish twist
Alice O’Keeffe
This was a wild ride! Erin Kelly's new book Watch Her Fall is a thrilling high-wire of twists and switchbacks! Brilliant
Marian Keyes
Watch Her Fall is a terrifically absorbing novel, rich in atmosphere, style and surprises - Erin Kelly once again leads her readers on a dark and merry dance, and they'll love her for it
Sarah Perry
Glitters with dark brilliance and portrays the complex, painful world of ballet with great authenticity. I loved it!
Kate Rhodes
This thriller is being described as Killing Eve meets Black Swan - how amazing does that sound? Set in the world of ballet, it's about two rival dancers and the lengths they go to to get to the top
Good Housekeeping ‘Books to Watch in 2021’
Watch Her Fall is an absolute masterclass in misdirection, the kind of book that you finish and then turn straight back to the beginning to see how on earth she did it . . . A central twist so ingenious that this reader gasped out loud . . . The pressured, high-stakes world of professional ballet is brilliantly evoked . . . The brilliant Watch Her Fall will take some beating
Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller
Watch Her Fall dances with artistic passion and intrigue, beauty and pain; the plot pirouettes in ways that leave you breathless. More than an exciting read - it is a dazzling performance. Brava, Erin Kelly!
Rachel Edwards
Twisty and brilliant and completely absorbing - not only a masterclass of a thriller but also sneakily profound about identity, ambition and greed
Bridget Collins
Watch Her Fall is Erin Kelly's most ambitious and captivating book to date, an absolutely enthralling look at the dark underbelly of the ballet world, built into a shifting narrative of time and place that was so thrilling and unexpected that it made my head spin
Lisa Jewell
It's awfully gripping and beautifully written
Marian Keyes for OK! Magazine
set in the cut-throat world of ballet - the perfect backdrop for a twisty thriller that's sure to leave you breathless
Woman & Home
With its compelling arena, this dark thriller executes a fouetté turn half way through that will leave you breathless
Heat
This multi-layered, deftly written thriller set in the cut-throat world of ballet has all the ingredients of a must-read . . . Expect deceit and duplicity and one hell of a twist!
Red
With major Black Swan vibes, this thriller is one of the best books we've read this year
Claire Frost for Sun on Sunday Fabulous
Full of intrigue and secrets, this is set in the dazzling and claustrophobic ballet world
Nina Pottell for Prima
Kelly offers a nuanced account of the lengths to which dancers will go - or are driven to - when ambition is transmuted into obsession . . . Ava is a fascinating blend of control, power, and precision in the public sphere, but who is privately plagued by neuroses . . . A noir pas-de-deux that overflows with femmes fetales, but one written with a compassionate understanding of the intolerable pressures ballerinas must learn to live with
Irish Times
I was utterly immersed in this rarefied but cut-throat world. From the first page I was wrapped up in Ava's swooping, all-consuming passion and totally gripped by the explosive twists which held me to the very last page
Adele Parks for Platinum
A clever and brilliant thriller
Bella
Kelly's best yet . . . Genius twists and turns
Good Housekeeping
A dark, brilliant read with the most amazing twist
Closer
Twist follows twist, like The Red Shoes rewritten by Patricia Highsmith
Mail On Sunday
It seems so effortless . . . it's brilliant and you really do not guess what's coming
Virgin Radio Graham Norton
This dark and enticing thriller transports you on a journey filled with ingenious twists and turns at every corner. Just when you think you know what's happening, you realise everything is perhaps not quite as it seems, and you really won't predict what's coming. Packed with secrets, lies and mistaken identities, Watch Her Fall is a real crowd-pleaser that keeps you on your toes
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
The dark side of Swan Lake has inspired many books and films but this one will probably rate as one of the most original . . . Kelly's depiction of this claustrophobic and ambitious world is brutally convincing and her silky prose makes this an easy read. You don't have to be a dance expert to enjoy it
Daily Mail
The author is known for her twisty, turny tales and this one showcases her great storytelling brilliantly
The Sun
Set in a world of ambition and rivalry where someone is watching from the wings, the most shocking twists and secrets are revealed
Crime Monthly
Kelly's shapeshifting novel is by turns a social comedy, heist caper and whodunnit while remaining a dazzling psychological thriller
The Times
This is a twisty, emotional, intriguing account of minds and bodies under supreme stress
Literary Review
Watch Her Fall is Kelly's most ambitious novel yet, with one of her trademark clever, twisty plots, rendered twistier than ever
Sunday Independent (Ireland)
A new psychological thriller by Erin Kelly is always cause for celebration. And thankfully her trademarks - murky domestic setups, morally ambiguous protagonists on the verge of cracking, and a strong sense of place - are all present and correct in Watch Her Fall
Buzz Magazine