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    The Engagement (Hardback) By (author) Chloe Hooper


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    DescriptionFrom the author of the highly acclaimed "A Child's Book of True Crime," "a brilliant, seductive, and unnerving first novel of sexual betrayal" ("O, The Oprah Magazine"), comes a dazzling, intense, and erotic second novel set in an isolated mansion in the country. Liese Campbell has an engagement for the weekend: to stay with Alexander Colquhoun, the handsome, well-mannered heir of an Australian pastoral dynasty, at his country seat some hours from Melbourne. Liese is English. She's come to Australia to work at her uncle's real-estate business and pay off her debts. Alexander has been looking for a place in the city. The luxury apartments Liese shows him have become sets for a relationship that satisfies their fantasies--and her financial problems. Both players understand the rules. Or so she thinks. Across the ancient landscape they drive at dusk to his grand decaying mansion. Here Liese senses a change in Alexander and realizes that a different game has begun. Chloe Hooper's riveting and provocative new novel is a psychological thriller for the modern age, an exploration of the snares of money and love and the dark side of erotic imagination. A trap has been set, but how and why? And for whom?

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    The Engagement
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chloe Hooper
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 197
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9781416561620
    ISBN 10: 1416561625

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 823/.92
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PR9619.4.H66 E54 2013
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    26 February 2013
    Review quote
    "This beautifully crafted psychological thriller really got under my skin...Hooper's achievement is to make us frightened for" Liese and, increasingly, frightened of" her, too."--A.N. Wilson "Reader s Digest (U.K.) ""