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A Narrow Door

Joanne Harris



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01 May 2022
'Twist follows twist and nothing is what it seems' ALEX MICHAELIDES

'Exhilarating, addictive, fierce' BRIDGET COLLINS

'A psychological thriller you can't put down' HARLAN COBEN

'Dark, Gothic, and propulsively readable' RUTH WARE

'A dark and richly enjoyable novel that already feels like a classic' ELLY GRIFFITHS

Now I'm in charge, the gates are my gates. The rules are my rules.

It's an incendiary moment for St Oswald's school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girls.

Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach this position. Barely forty, she is just starting to reap the harvest of her ambition. As the new regime takes on the old guard, the ground shifts. And with it, the remains of a body are discovered.

But Rebecca is here to make her mark. She'll bury the past so deep it will evade even her own memory, just like she has done before. After all...

You can't keep a good woman down.

Praise for Joanne Harris's other books set in the St Oswald's world:

'A masterpiece of misdirection' Val McDermid

'Delivers an almighty twist . . . brilliantly atmospheric ' The Times

'[A] gripping psychological thriller . . . Harris is one of our most accomplished novelists' Daily Express

'[A] delicious black comedy' Daily Mail
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781409170846
ISBN 10:   1409170845
Pages:   448
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joanne Harris is the internationally renowned and award-winning author of eighteen novels, plus novellas, scripts, short stories, libretti, lyrics, articles, and most recently, a self-help book for writers, TEN THINGS ABOUT WRITING. In 2000, her 1999 novel CHOCOLAT was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and is Chair of the Society of Authors. She is active on Twitter, where she writes stories and gives writing tips as @joannechocolat; she posts weekly writing seminars on YouTube; she performs in a live music and storytelling show with the #Storytime Band; and she works from a shed in her garden at her home in Yorkshire.

Reviews for A Narrow Door

Joanne Harris's assured hand leads you into a psychological maze, deeper and deeper into a dark world of emotional complexity and betrayal, where twist follows twist and nothing is what it seems. A masterful narrative voice, and a compulsive thriller from one of our greatest writers. I absolutely loved it * Alex Michaelides * Watch out for the quiet ones. Clever and terrifying. * Maggie Gee *

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