The idea is simple, vain, exciting. Tap the app, upload a picture, find your #deadringer - and if you like, set up a meeting in real life. When Ella and Jem connect, the resemblance is uncanny, but their lives are polar opposites. One is stuck in a rut in her Northern hometown, while the other, an aspiring actor living in a multimillion-pound mansion, is a Chelsea socialite who knows she's skating on thin ice. Other than their looks, their only similarity is the desire to escape. Is it possible to hide in your double's skin? And at what cost? All too believable, twisty, compelling and fast - Dead Ringer will leave you reeling.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 129 x 198 x 30mm | 302g
- 27 Feb 2020
- Glasgow, United Kingdom
'A tense and compelling story that courageously embraces contemporary themes ranging from new tech consumption to mental health plays out as a treacherous and disturbing nightmare ... will delight fans of Killing Eve.' Daily Mail; 'A serious meditation on who we are when we spend hours and hours on social media ... a fast-moving thriller ... a cracking read.' Judith Sullivan, Shots Magazine; '[This] scintillating debut is pacy, often witty, always succinct, a credible and well-constructed tale of two young women ... Excellent. Buy this book. Nicola Martin is a writer to watch.' Bob Cornwell, Crimetime; 'What a cracking debut! Tense, thrilling, thought provoking.' Alex Kane, author of No Looking Back; 'Dead Ringer takes you on a riotous and compelling ride. Nicola Martin delivers an accomplished debut, one that successfully captures the twisted inherent desires that surface when two differing lives become dangerously entwined.' Lloyd Otis, author of Dead Lands; 'A genuinely compelling thriller.' Liz Loves Books blog; 'A fresh, original and captivating debut ... utterly riveting ... an addictive read from beginning to end.' Books and Emma blog; 'Page-turning suspense alongside exploring the dark recesses of the human mind ... a taut and fast-paced thriller [and] a beautiful meditation on how opportunities offered by youth, beauty and ambition crash into the hard realities of adulthood.' Joanne Metivier; 'Modern, fresh, clever and highly addictive ... It is genius.' Kelly Lacey, Love Books Group; 'A fantastic novel ... just what would it be like to live another version of your life? Littered with moments of dark humour and flawless insight.' Sharon Bairden, Chapter in My Life; 'Twists and turns its way to an emotional confrontation and a cleverly woven conclusion ... thoroughly enjoyable and really well written and plotted.' Liz Barnsley, Liz Loves Books; 'Captivating Dark, tense and utterly compelling, this a brilliant read.' Bookliterati; 'Gripping, fast-paced and thought-provoking.' Secret World of a Book; 'A brilliant and unique thriller... compelling and twisty.' On My Bookshelf blog; 'Dead Ringer is a psychological thriller that is unputdownable... With lots of twists and turns ahead, you won't be disappointed.' Rachel Bustin; 'This book was a wonderful read I read it in just a couple of days' time because I just couldn't put it down!' Infinite Pages Book Reviews; 'The author creates a fascinating, compelling read with twists and turns throughout... An impressive debut' Wishful Books Reviews
About Nicola Martin
Nicola Martin studied at the University of East Anglia and the University of California, Berkeley. After many years working as a senior copywriter in the low carbon technology sphere, she is now a freelance writer. Dead Ringer is her first novel.