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‘Sexy-but-literary’ Sunday Times
‘Complex and psychologically taut’ Observer
‘Sensual and unsettling’ The Scotsman
‘A literary psychological smoulderer’ Metro
Desire. Deception. Destruction. Devotion.
Ella is 26, lonely, hungry and far from home. Lonnie is also 26, but rich, talented and beautiful – with a husband and son to match.
Their fates intertwine the day Ella is hired as the family’s nanny. She finds herself mesmerised by Lonnie’s girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage, but soon resentment grows too.
Crackling with sensuality and suspense, Madeline Stevens’s debut novel is a dizzying thriller in which roles are confused and reversed and nothing is ever quite as it seems.
Madeline Stevens’ tale of jealousy and obsession is the next big psychological thriller debut, featuring two women who become dangerously entangled. One has everything, and the other wants everything - and will do anything to get what the other has.
Devotion is frighteningly perceptive about the ways women see each other, use each other, hurt each other. Madeline Stevens’ debut novel dares to let jealousy and obsession lead its characters to the places we fear most.
Devotion is a romance and a horror story, a tale of obsession and betrayal, revolving around two women divided by the chasm of class. In breathtaking prose, Stevens illuminates the ugly, stunning danger of love. This novel gripped me gorgeously and still won’t let me go.
Devotion is a dangerous novel - sharp, glittering, and sexy - and Madeline Stevens is a significant new talent. I read this story of obsession, friendship, and betrayal with my heart in my throat, captivated by Ella’s increasing absorption into the privileged lives of the couple who hires her.
Stevens’ debut novel shimmers with tension ... A darkly glittering jewel from a promising new voice.
‘Madeline Stevens’ tale of jealousy and obsession is the next big psychological thriller debut, featuring two women who become dangerously entangled. One has everything, and the other wants everything - and will do anything to get what the other has.
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