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    The Telling Error (Culver Valley Crime) (Hardback) By (author) Sophie Hannah

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    DescriptionStuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes a panicky escape. Or so she thinks. The next day, Nicki is pulled in for questioning in connection with the murder of Damon Blundy, controversial newspaper columnist and resident of Elmhirst Road. Nicki can't answer any of the questions detectives fire at her. She has no idea why the killer used a knife in such a peculiar way, or why 'HE IS NO LESS DEAD' was painted on Blundy's study wall. And she can't explain why she avoided Elmhirst Road that day without revealing the secret that could ruin her life. Because although Nicki is not guilty of murder, she is far from innocent ...


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    Title
    The Telling Error
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophie Hannah
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 634 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340980750
    ISBN 10: 0340980753
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    BISAC V2.8: FIC050000, FIC022000
    DC23: 823.92
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    Publication date
    24 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    As well as writing psychological thrillers, Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet and an award-winning short story writer. Her fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 TS Eliot Award and she won first prize in the Daphne du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for The Octopus Nest. The Other Half Lives was shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award and a Barry Award and her most recent psychological thriller The Carrier won the 2013 Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Novel of the Year. The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives were adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie has been commissioned by the estate of Agatha Christie to write the first Hercule Poirot novel since Christie's death, for publication in September 2014. Sophie lives with her husband and children in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College. To find out more about Sophie visit www.sophiehannah.com or follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sophiehannahCB1.
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    Given her background as a poet, it's hardly surprising that the language in Sophie Hannah's novels is so precise and elegantly phrased. More noteworthy, perhaps, is her sure grasp of psychology - particularly that of her beleaguered heroines, often thrown into chaos by the effects of crime or a catastrophic misjudgment on their own part ... Hannah's signature character, detective Simon Waterhouse, is on hand to cut the Gordian knot, but the police procedural aspects are less interesting here in comparison to Hannah's adroit manipulation of her carefully delineated cast. Financial Times Like a puppeteer, she navigates her complicated and multi-dimensional characters through a plot that twists and turns like the sneakiest of snakes ... Each of Hannah's characters is incredibly psychologically developed, full of light and shade: a challenge to understand. If you want a tale to keep you on your toes, give your brain a jolt, and cause a series of heart attacks, THE TELLING ERROR is for you. Hannah proves once again that she deserves the accolade of Queen of Crime. Stylist Sophie Hannah keeps coming up with superb new psychological thrillers, and this one has perhaps her best twist and solutions yet ***** Heat The pitfalls of the internet and social media are never far from the surface of this intricately plotted and complex psychological thriller Choice Sophie Hannah's Culver Valley Crime series has now been running for nearly a decade, and there is no discernable dip in her ability to take what's in the pop culture ether and turn it into a truly chilling domestic crime ... She is an exceptional storyteller - this is exactly the sort of crime read that can lead to missed tube stops and sleepless nights. Elle It is part crime fiction and part exploration of modern relationships with their uneasy mix of truth, falsehoods, fidelity and cheating, mental and physical. More the latter than former if truth be told, which it rarely is, in Hannah's fiction. There is an admirable, complicated cleverness about her stories which challenge readers without ever chilling them with a scary sense of the dangers abroad in the world. Think Agatha Christie at her best but updated to a time of Twitter and online dating in both its glory and ignominy. Independent on Sunday This crime novel will keep you reading. Hannah tells her story with a good deal of verve and evident enjoyment. You may not believe a word of it, but you are likely to read on because Hannah has the ability to tell a story with conviction. Scotsman Cleverly crafted to fill the reader with paranoia, this is a psychological thriller carried out to absolute perfection - Hannah does creepy like no one else Essentials Gripping mystery from the queen of the psych thriller ***** Heat The rising star of crime fiction The Times Let no one deny that the Manchester-born Hannah, who is also a poet, has become one of the finest crime writers of our generation. Her talent for byzantine plots and characters you feel affection for - especially in her fictional Culver Valley force - is now firmly established Daily Mail Hannah takes us to a dark world of grotesque murders, psychological abuse, furtive cyber-sex adventures and pathological liars where, as usual, nothing is as it appears to be Woman's Way Sophie Hannah's nine novels are difficult to label, and equally difficult to put down The Times The queen of psychological crime returns with an intricate murder mystery Sunday Express