Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

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Belle, restless and sleepless, is alone in her vast new house while her husband works abroad. Dangerously idle, she invites the alluring and damaged Tina, a local waitress with a violent boyfriend, to become her lodger - even though she barely knows her. Gradually Belle and Tina grow closer, sharing clothes, secrets, stories of their troubled pasts, and even their fantasies. But as Belle finds herself getting increasingly enmeshed with the younger woman, her presence becomes more and more unsettling. Soon Belle is drawn into a dark, erotically charged world of risk and transgression that she can't - and doesn't want to - control. What price will she pay for letting a stranger into her life?show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 201 x 16mm | 164g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • no pictures
  • 0141028610
  • 9780141028613

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Claustrophobic, erotic, voyeuristic, Mirror, Mirror is a disturbing, highly sophisticated debut Guardian At once taut and lush, Maria Alvarez's debut refuses to let its readers off lightly. It seduces, toys, arouses and eventually leaves you happily spent' Will Self An astonishingly accomplished first novel, Maria Alvarez has created a taut, claustrophobic thriller' Metro Alvarez's powerful and authentic debut follows in the footsteps of Daphne du Maurier and Patricia Highsmith, resulting in a beautifully weighted, disturbing and sophisticated first novel Big Issue Stylish...an American Psycho for women Independentshow more

Author information

Maria Alvarez is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The Telegraph, The Guardian, Vogue and the TLS among other publications. Recently, she contributed to The Decadent Handbook, published by Dedalus Press. In the past, she has worked in a flower shop, managed restaurants and trained in psychoanalysis. This is her first novel.show more

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