THE POINT OF RESCUE
It began with an affair. And ended in murder.
Sally is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she ought not to recognise: Mark Bretherick.
Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was cancelled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from her busy life juggling work and a young family, Sally didn’t tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she booked a week off work and treated herself to a secret holiday.
All she wanted was a bit of peace – some time to herself – but it didn’t work out that way. Because Sally met a man. Mark Bretherick. All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the man on the news is a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead . . .
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“Sophie Hannah just gets better and better, with experience adding rocket fuel to her already high-octane yarns. Brilliantly cunning and entirely unpredictable.”
“The tension is screwed ever tighter until the final shocking outcome.”
“Sophie Hannah’s ingenious, almost surreal mysteries are so intricately constructed that it’s impossible to guess how they will end . . . A compelling and disquieting story, told with the author’s usual panache.”
“Every so often a writer comes along whose freshness and originality blows the competition out of the water…Genuinely gripping, full of the unseen and yet fitting twists and turns that make good quality crime fiction such a pleasure.”
“Hannah doesn’t allow the tension to slacken for a second in this addictive, brilliantly chilling thriller.”
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“This disturbing tale is a cut above the average crime thriller, with an intelligent and inventive plot that raises questions about identity, guilt and the taboo of unfulfilling motherhood.”
“For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their thrillers, Sophie Hannah is the writer of choice. THE POINT OF RESCUE, her third, combines a creepily irresistible page-turner with an exploration of motherhood’s taboos.”
“Tension, thy name is Sophie Hannah. In The Point of Rescue, murder, false identity and infidelity are thet tools Hannah deploys to create a plausible but edge-of-your-seat read.”