"Exquisite" by Sarah Stovell (English Edition)
When two writers meet at a retreat, the chemistry is instant, and they begin a sinister relationship … or do they? An exquisitely tense, twisty She Said/She Said psychological thriller from number one bestselling author Sarah Stovell…
***The Times BOOK OF THE MONTH***
***Telegraph BOOK OF THE YEAR***
‘Slickly claustrophobic, this arch story of obsessive, forbidden love taken to the extreme will have you squirming in your seat’ Sarah Pinborough
‘Whip-smart, lushly written and truly page-turning … Sarah Stovell is a thrilling talent’ Holly Seddon
‘A moving, gripping story … twists keep coming till the very last page. I loved it’ Erin Kelly
Bo Luxton has it all – a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name.
Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend.
When they meet at a writers’ retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops…
Or does it?
Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
‘The characters are so untrustworthy you won’t know what to believe, but you won’t put it down till you’ve found out. A superb debut’ Sunday Mirror
‘Cunningly constructed and gorgeously written, this is outstanding’ Express
‘It’s a remarkable debut in the crowded psychological thriller field, written with great sureness of touch and tone’ The Times
‘Addictive, terrifying and beautifully written, Exquisite is up there with the best psychological thrillers I’ve ever read. Fucking awesome’ Chris Whittaker
‘Sarah Stovell writes beautifully’ Essie Fox
‘Beautifully written and perfectly twisted, I was sucked deeply into the intertwined worlds of Alice and Bo and found myself reading through my fingers, compelled yet terrified at what the outcome might be…’ Susi Holliday
‘I bloody loved it. So clever, so beautifully written, such brilliant characterisation and THAT ENDING!’ Lisa Hall
‘Beautifully written, atmospheric and sexy’ Cass Green
‘A dark, sensual and twisted character study, rife with murky motivations and sinister revelations … hard to put down’ Foreword Reviews
‘Kept me reading long into the night … a majestic debut and utterly compelling’ James MacManus, TLS
‘An alarming novel: infuriating at times, appalling, even frightening, and always a page-turner’ Shots Mag
‘Beautifully written, gripping and utterly believable’ Crime Review
‘A psychological thriller that will simply blow your mind’ New Books Magazine
‘If you’re looking for a new and exciting psychological thriller that’s packed with unexpected twists, Exquisite won’t disappoint’ CultureFly