Laura Purcell's The Corset
tells the intricate tale of Dorothea Truelove and Ruth Butterham, who is awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, her meeting with seamstress Ruth leads her to question and challenge her own theories on crime, as Ruth's seemingly supernatural powers present new possibilities and suspicion. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality. Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad, or a murderer?
'Intriguing, nuanced and genuinely eerie.' - Guardian
Stuart Turton's The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a complex and bewildering tale of discovery, psychology and twist. Set in a dilapidated mansion, the labyrinth style of the plot leads the characters into unknown corners, generating a precise set-up which produces mind-blowing outcomes. Reaching no. 5 in The Sunday Times Bestseller List, this debut novel sets the tone for new and emerging murder-mystery.
'The book is outstandingly enjoyable and addictive and, by the end, you may realise that you've been so preoccupied with Turton pulling your brain in all directions you haven't realised he's got your heart in an iron grip as well.' - Sunday Express
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