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The Undoing

Jean Hanff Korelitz

** Tie-in edition to accompany a major new HBO drama from the creators of Big Little Lies, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. The Undoing is coming this Autumn. **

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The Undoing is the most talked about TV series of 2020. From the creators of Big Little Lies, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland.

‘A great psychological thriller … I couldn’t put it down.’ Daisy Goodwin

‘Gripping . . . had me in its thrall from page one . . . Brilliant.’ Metro

A New York Times bestseller

Grace Sachs, a happily married therapist with a young son, thinks she knows everything about women, men and marriage. She is about to publish a book based on her pet theory: women don’t value their intuition about men, leading to serious trouble later on.

But how well does Grace know her own husband? She is about to find out, and in the place of what she thought she knew, there will be a violent death, a missing husband, and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for herself and her child.

The Undoing was originally published under the title You Should Have Known

Critic Reviews

A great psychological thriller ... I couldn't put it down.

Daisy Goodwin
Critic Reviews

Korelitz has managed to combine a nail-biting narrative with an astute exploration into why the people we lie to most are ourselves ... What a winning combination this is: highly recommended for Gone Girl fans who will have been disappointed by most of the other lame knock-offs currently on offer.

Evening Standard
Critic Reviews

You Should Have Known occupies similar territory to Gone Girl or The Husband's Secret, domestic suspense novels built on the universal fear that we might not know those closest to us as well as we think. Though it begins as a sharp comedy of manners around the lives of New York's super rich, the tone quickly grows darker as the tension mounts. The result is a witty, often insightful examination of marriage with the pace of a psychological thriller.

Stephanie Merritt, Observer
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'This gripping psychological thriller had me in its thrall from page one ... A brilliant addition to the Oops-I-Married-a-Sociopath genre, started by Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.'

Critic Reviews

A powerful, addictive read and a hugely satisfying and accomplished novel that resonates long after the final page.

Jill Dawson
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The most enjoyable kind of book: a beautifully written, insightful novel with fully realised characters and a plot that thrills all the way to the end. It kept me up far too late!

Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met
Jean HanffKorelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the bestselling author of the novels A Jury Of Her Peers, The Sabbathday River, The White Rose, Admission, and most recently the New York Times bestseller You Should Have Known, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for…

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