The Cry by Helen FitzGerald, widely acclaimed as one of the best psychological thrillers of the year, brings a parent’s worst nightmare to vivid life.
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Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world.
Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other.
Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?
Perfect for fans of Julia Crouch, Sophie Hannah and Laura Lippman, The Cry was widely acclaimed as one of the best psychological thrillers of the year. There’s a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.
'Astonishingly good. It is utterly harrowing, completely plausible, constantly nerve-shredding ... It plays on the deepest, darkest fears of all parents about their children, and embeds that everyday terror in a plot so up-to-the-minute that you'll swear it's been lifted from the pages of a newspaper ... The Cry is a remarkable novel - its devastating power all the stronger for its realistic rendering. Brilliant stuff.'
A book you find yourself greedily gulping down.
The harrowing plot keeps you gripped until the final, devastating revelation.
Already being hailed as this year's talking point novel for parents - the equivalent of THE SLAP ... A gripping read [that] will hit a nerve.
My hat is totally off to this writer.
Brilliant ... 300 pages of taut, sharp, chilling and often laugh out loud funny genius.
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