The Brighton Mermaid

The Brighton Mermaid

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Brighton Beach, 1993

Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears.

Twenty-five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was - and what happened to her best friend that summer.

But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust...

Fast-paced and thrilling, The Brighton Mermaid explores the deadly secrets of those closest to you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 34mm | 640g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1780896018
  • 9781780896014
  • 551,722

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"Addictive read full of secrets" * Fabulist * "Koomson's characters are perfectly formed yet flawed, showing acute insight into the human psyche. Thanks to their depth and intricately woven, ever changing relationships, the novel simmers with tension and an undercurrent of darkness" * Daily Express * "Simmering with tension and fraught with tales of failed friendship and broken relationships, this is a fantastic summer read." * My Weekly * "The novel simmers with tension and an undercurrent of darkness" * Daily Express * "Tense and emotional" * My Weekly *
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About Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson is the award-winning author of 14 novels including more than 12 Sunday Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages and she continues to be a method writer whenever possible. She wrote The Brighton Mermaid in part as a love letter to the place she's called home for more than ten years. And she hopes you enjoy it.

Dorothy Koomson in order: The Cupid Effect, The Chocolate Run, My Best Friend's Girl, Marshmallows for Breakfast, Goodnight, Beautiful, The Ice Cream Girls, The Woman He Loved Before, The Rose Petal Beach, The Flavours of Love, That Girl From Nowhere, When I Was Invisible, The Friend, The Beach Wedding, The Brighton Mermaid.
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3,287 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 43% (1,417)
4 38% (1,244)
3 14% (472)
2 4% (117)
1 1% (37)
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