All Her Fault

All Her Fault : The breathlessly twisty Sunday Times bestseller everyone is talking about

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**Shortlisted for Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021**
'A heart-stopping tale . . . Stunningly original' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

'Grips from the first page and keeps upping the stakes . . . I didn't predict any of the twists and turns.' Sarah Pearse, bestselling author of The Sanatorium


Marissa Irvine arrives at 14 Tudor Grove, expecting to pick up her young son Milo from his first playdate with a boy at his new school. But the woman who answers the door isn't a mother she recognises. She isn't the nanny. She doesn't have Milo. And so begins every parent's worst nightmare.


As news of the disappearance filters through the quiet Dublin suburb and an unexpected suspect is named, whispers start to spread about the women most closely connected to the shocking event. Because only one of them may have taken Milo - but they could all be blamed . . .


'Sharp, sophisticated, and full of suspense - everything you need for a perfect summer read.' Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close to Home
'Andrea Mara's tight plotting and convincing characterisation make her books both compelling and intriguing.' Liz Nugent, author of Lying in Wait
'A wonderfully twisty nightmare of a domestic thriller.' Emma Curtis, author of Keep Her Quiet
'A cracking read from a writer at the top of her game - and wow . . . that twist floored me!' Claire Allan, author of Her Name Was Rose
'Someone has taken Marissa's child; the fun in this fiendishly twisting narrative is trying to work out who that might be.' Irish Independent

Everyone is gossiping about All Her Fault:

***** 'WOW WOW WOW! I have not read a book this thrilling in ages'
***** 'So many twists and turns, and what a shock at the end'
***** 'This is one of the best thriller books I have read this year . . . I was totally blown away'
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 36mm | 629g
  • Bantam Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787634493
  • 9781787634497
  • 163,725

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A heart-stopping tale . . . Mara's stunningly original plot has its roots in the powerful emotions aroused by motherhood, leading to heartbreak and murder.
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Wow! Loved it. The pace is breakneck. A book where no one is who you think they are. And just when you think you have it all figured out you are thrown another curveball. Highly recommended. I flew through it. All Her Fault will be a huge bestseller. * Patricia Gibney, author of THE LOST CHILD * Immediately compelling, All Her Fault explores every mother's worst nightmare and delivers deftly original twists. * Phoebe Morgan, author of THE BABYSITTER * Andrea Mara's tight plotting and convincing characterisation make her books both compelling and intriguing. * Liz Nugent, author of LYING IN WAIT * A heart-stopping tale . . . Mara's stunningly original plot has its roots in the powerful emotions aroused by motherhood, leading to heartbreak and murder. * Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month * With a genuinely terrifying opening, fans of Big Little Lies will enjoy this slice of twisty domestic noir with a distinct south Dublin flavour. * Sinead Crowley, author of ONE BAD TURN * All Her Fault drops you straight into a nightmare scenario that plays on some of our worst fears. The delicious equivalent of a binge-watch, I powered through this book in one sitting. Think Big Little Lies meets The Undoing - I had a blast accusing everyone of everything, as each chapter introduced a new twist or revelation to undo my prior conviction. A fantastic, immersive read, proving that people behaving badly really do make for the best company! * Jacqueline Bublitz, author of BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME * A wonderfully twisty nightmare of a domestic thriller. * Emma Curtis, author of KEEP HER QUIET * One of Mara's myriad talents is identifying those subterranean paranoias of modern life - the vulnerability of an online presence, the trust we place in strangers - and masterfully worrying at these fears to keep us hooked and horrified in equal measure all the way to the last page. All Her Fault simmers with unbearable anxiety before the gut punch of its charged and riveting climax. You cannot look away. * Sophie White, author of UNFILTERED * Gripping and twisty. * Andrea Carter * From its heart-stopping opening through to the twist on the final page, I raced through All Her Fault. It says a lot about Andrea Mara's fantastic plotting that I never guessed whodunnit - and I more or less suspected everyone. * Nicola Rayner, author of THE GIRL BEFORE YOU and YOU AND ME * I couldn't put down All Her Fault, so many wicked, wicked twists! Utterly gripping, so believable and just the most perfect ending. Superb! * Sam Blake, author of THE DARK ROOM * It was gripping and emotional and I couldn't put it down. The twist was intricately woven into the storyline, but so cleverly done that I didn't see it coming at all. I loved the relationship between the women, and the wonderful portrayal of female friendship developing even in the darkest of circumstances. * Eleanor Ray, author of EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL * A thought-provoking rollercoaster of a read with a shocking but satisfying twist - highly recommended! * Roz Watkins * All Her Fault is a fantastic read. Gripping and real, with a whole host of flawed characters, it explores motherhood, relationships and friendship in a twisted unravelling of every parent's worst nightmare. * Lauren North, author of THE PERFECT BETRAYAL * Wow, All Her Fault gripped from the first page and didn't let up! It played on my worst fears and kept upping the stakes . . . Great plotting, I didn't predict any of the twists and turns! Superb characters that were brilliantly crafted. This book will fly! * Sarah Pearse, bestselling author of THE SANATORIUM * A dark and twisted thriller which will make most parents triple check their security settings! This is another cracking read from a writer who is at the top of her game and wow... that twist floored me! * Claire Allan, author of HER NAME WAS ROSE * Her best yet, and a truly gripping, twisty tale. * Sunday Independent * Andrea Mara writes twisty mysteries that keep you turning the pages. * Jo Spain, author of THE CONFESSION and THE PERFECT LIE * A taut and twisty domestic thriller that throws readers into the nightmarish situation of a missing child and the subsequent paranoia that creates suspects out of anyone and everyone. The unexpected twist will have your jaw to the floor. * CultureFly * An intensely twisty thriller guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very end - perfect for weekend reading. * New Magazine * A suspense builder - shocking lies and unforgivable betrayals emerge as a desperate search for a child ensues. * Woman's Own * Secrets are uncovered at every twist and turn of this domestic thriller, in which you're thrust into the action from the very first page. A gripping, intricately written story that's easy to devour. * Heat * Sharp, sophisticated, and full of suspense - everything you need for a perfect summer read. * Cara Hunter, bestselling author of CLOSE TO HOME * All Her Fault is a brilliant premise, wonderfully executed . . . a taut, superbly designed suspense novel. * Business Post * This book is excellent. Pacy and clever and intriguing. * Eithne Shortall, author of THREE LITTLE TRUTHS *
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About Andrea Mara

Andrea Mara is a Sunday Times and Irish Times top ten bestselling author, and has been shortlisted for a number of awards, including Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband and three young children, and also runs multi-award-winning parent and lifestyle blog, Hide and Seek, her second thriller to be published in the UK and internationally, became an instant top ten bestseller.
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Rating details

6,788 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 42% (2,852)
4 40% (2,701)
3 15% (1,009)
2 3% (175)
1 1% (51)
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