The Bed I Made

The Bed I Made

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One stifling night in a bar in Soho, Kate meets Richard - powerful, sensual Richard. Going home with him that night is reckless and exhilarating, their connection electric. Now, eighteen months later, Kate is fleeing London for an old coastguard's cottage on the Isle of Wight, determined to forget Richard for ever. In winter, however, the island is locked down, wary of outsiders, and there is little to distract her from her memories. Within days, a local woman, Alice Frewin, goes missing from her boat, and though no body is found there are whispers of suicide. Kate is quickly drawn into Alice's world but all the time Richard - powerful, unstable Richard - looms larger and larger over her own...A tense and atmospheric tale of jealousy, obsession and betrayal, "The Bed I Made" establishes Lucie Whitehouse as a master of her genre.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 29mm | 423g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074759029X
  • 9780747590293
  • 827,998

About Lucie Whitehouse

Lucie Whitehouse was born in Warwickshire in 1975, read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in London. She is author of The House at Midnight.show more

Review quote

'Whitehouse writes marvellously in an emotionally hypersensitive, lyrical, Maggie O'Farrell sort of way' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail 'Playing the reader like a trout on a line, Whitehouse creates an ever-shifting tale in which a sure sense of time and place hunkers down alongside a grinding feeling of impending doom ... Much like du Maurier's Cornwall and Tartt's Vermont, Whitehouse's Isle of Wight is as significant a character as any human within its confines ... Whitehouse has written a smart, flirtatious game of lit-tease. The reader is kept speculating but information is never held back to the extent that it looks like authorial scheming. The result is gripping, believable and, at its best, unnerving' Independent on Sunday 'Expert story-weaver Lucie Whitehouse ... compelling' InStyle 'A post-Du Maurier domestic gothic thriller in the Maggie O'Farrell/ Sophie Hannah mode. Whitehouse is a skilful, attentive writer' Guardianshow more

Rating details

1,546 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 17% (259)
4 34% (527)
3 35% (534)
2 11% (167)
1 4% (59)
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