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THE LYING ROOM

Nicci French

  • Original Title: THE LYING ROOM
  • Publication date: October 2019
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  • Country: GB
  • 432 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Thriller

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Rivalry, Death, Facing failure

Pitch

A trusted colleague and friend. A mother. A wife. Neve Connolly is all these things. She has also made mistakes. One that is now spiralling out of control. Bringing those around her into immense danger. A liar. A cheat. A threat. Neve is all these things. Could she be a murderer?

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Translation rights sold: Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden. Option in France and Norway

Among the six-strong line up for Richard and Judy's Book Club Summer 2020

Publishing rights acquired in a "substantial" six-figure deal after an eight-way auction
S&S will publish three standalone novels.

Nicci French is the name of the husband and wife crime writing team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.
In 1995 Nicci Gerrard and Sean French began work on their first joint novel and adopted the pseudonym of Nicci French. THE MEMORY GAME was published to great acclaim in 1997 followed by THE SAFE HOUSE (1998), KILLING ME SOFTLY (1999), LOSING YOU (2006) and UNTIL IT'S OVER (2008), among others.
In total Nicci French has sold 1.7 million books for £9.73m. Their bestselling book is BENEATH THE SKIN which has sold 147,531 copies since 2001.
They also continue to write separately.

Summary

Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man.
She doesn't call the police.

" ‘You know, it’s funny,’ Detective Inspector Hitching said. ‘Whoever I see, they keep saying, talk to Neve Connolly, she’ll know. She’s the one people talk to, she’s the one people confide in.’ "

A trusted colleague and friend.
A mother.
A wife.

Neve Connolly is all these things.

She has also made mistakes.
One that is now spiralling out of control.
Bringing those around her into immense danger.

A liar.
A cheat.
A threat.

Neve Connolly is all these things.

Could she be a murderer?

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  • Author’s biography

    Nicci French is the name of the husband and wife crime writing team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.

    Nicci Gerrard was born in 1958 in Worcestershire. In 1989 she became acting literary editor at the New Statesman, before moving to the Observer, where she was deputy literary editor for five years, and then a feature writer and executive editor. It was while she was at the New Statesman that she met Sean French.
    Sean French was born in 1959 in Bristol, to a British father and Swedish mother. He studied English Literature at Oxford University at the same time as Nicci, also graduating with a first class degree, but their paths didn't cross until 1990. In 1981 he won Vogue magazine's Writing Talent Contest, and from 1981 to 1986 he was their theatre critic.
    In 1995 Nicci Gerrard and Sean French began work on their first joint novel and adopted the pseudonym of Nicci French. THE MEMORY GAME was published to great acclaim in 1997 followed by THE SAFE HOUSE (1998), KILLING ME SOFTLY (1999), LOSING YOU (2006) and UNTIL IT'S OVER (2008), among others.
    In total Nicci French has sold 1.7 million books for £9.73m. Their bestselling book is BENEATH THE SKIN which has sold 147,531 copies since 2001.
    They also continue to write separately.