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    DescriptionTV producer Fliss Benson receives an anonymous card at work. The card has sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four - numbers that mean nothing to her. On the same day, Fliss finds out she's going to be working on a documentary about miscarriages of justice involving cot-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. The documentary will focus on three women: Helen Yardley, Sarah Jaggard and Rachel Hines. All three women are now free, and the doctor who did her best to send them to prison for life, child protection zealot Dr Judith Duffy, is under investigation for misconduct. For reasons she has shared with nobody, this is the last project Fliss wants to be working on. And then Helen Yardley is found dead at her home, and in her pocket is a card with sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four ...


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    Title
    A Room Swept White
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophie Hannah
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 328 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340980644
    ISBN 10: 0340980648
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    DC22: 823.92
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder Paperback
    Publication date
    19 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sophie Hannah is a bestselling crime fiction writer and poet. Her psychological thrillers Little Face, Hurting Distance, The Point of Rescue, The Other Half Lives, A Room Swept White, Lasting Damage and Kind of Cruel have received critical acclaim and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Sophie's books have been listed for multiple industry awards. Little Face was longlisted for the 2007 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the IMPAC Award, Hurting Distance was longlisted for the 2008 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and The Other Half Lives was shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award and a Barry Award. The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie's fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was the Poetry Book Society's Winter Choice in 2007 and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Award, and in 2004 she won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Sophie's poetry is studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level across the UK. From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She is currently a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children. Visit Sophie's website, www.sophiehannah.com, and follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/sophiehannahCB1
    Review quote
    'Enthrallingly complex ... A multi-stranded narrative that grips' The Sunday Times 'Intriguing, unnerving and engrossing ... the most adept of psychological thrillers, in which - as with Hannah's other novels - the psychosis lying just below the surface of the human personality is exposed ... A remarkable novel, and an adventure to read ... Undoubtedly a first-class whodunit that will keep you reading long into the night.' Scotsman 'Sophie Hannah has quickly established herself as a doyenne of the 'home horror' school of psychological tension, taking domestic situations and wringing from them dark, gothic thrills ... Combining probability theory, poetry and murder, this is a densely plotted suspenser with a coded puzzle that would grace a Golden Age mystery.' Financial Times 'A perplexing thriller with intrigue and infanticide ... It's a given that nothing will be as it seems in the latest psychological thriller from Sophie Hannah, who marries complex plots with crisp, conversational prose' Marie Claire 'As Hannah sees it things are rarely clear cut and it is this moral ambivalence that makes her fiction so provocative' Daily Express 'Hannah takes domestic scenarios, adds disquieting touches and turns up the suspense until you're checking under the bed for murders ... it's this real-life research that helps make it so convincing - and so unsettling' Independent 'Hannah is a master of intense psychological thrillers ... Full of twists and turns, and terrifying, too' **** Heat 'When it comes to ingenious plots that twist and turn like a fairground rollercoaster few writers can match Sophie Hannah. Hannah's complex and beautifully written tale kept me guessing right till the very last page.' Daily Express 'A convincing narrative of miscarried justice and individual trauma ... Hannah produces an enthrallingly complex plot whose serious themes are never undercut by her knack for comedy' The Times