Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Natasha Bell grew up in Somerset and studied English Literature and Theatre at the University of York and Mount Holyoke College, before moving to Chicago to take an MA in the Humanities. Over-educated and entirely unemployable, she spent her twenties in York writing TV listings and working as a barista and a projectionist. She recently completed an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths and now writes full-time from her home in south-east London.
2018's most gripping psychological thriller * Stylist * Cunning . . . will have your brain working in overdrive as you try to second guess Natasha Bell's ingenious plot and as you reflect on her thought-provoking observations on art, love and family life * S Magazine * Gripping, intriguing and incredibly satisfying, this book confounds your expectations and keeps you guessing to the end * WI Life * Sterling work . . . an astutely written, complex debut . . . even seasoned genre aficionados will be surprised . . . an assured outing * The Guardian * An intelligent, taut thriller which was beautifully written and compelling. I loved how the author played with the whole theme of life imitating art. Full of twists and turns I couldn't put it down. I thought the ending was perfect! -- Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of Last Seen Alive I adored Exhibit Alexandra. I thought it was a smart, original page turner which really brought something different to the thriller genre. It kept me up half the night! -- Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But The Truth Beautifully insidious, a novel that outwits expectation at every turn -- Francis Spufford, Costa Prize winning author of Golden Hill A smart, confident thriller, Exhibit Alexandra asks searching questions about motherhood and identity, and keeps you guessing to the very last page. Natasha Bell writes thought-provokingly about home, love, belonging - and what else a woman might want from life -- Beth Underdown, author of The Witchfinder's Sister This smart, mirror maze of a thriller bristles with sharp edges, twisting familiar Gone Girl themes into Bell's own intense creation * Kirkus * I had such a range of emotions from curiosity mingled with dread and horror as I realised what was happening. An incredibly accomplished debut. -- Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of How I Lost You A taut and spellbinding look at creative darkness and the price we pay when art bleeds into real life. I couldn't put this book down! -- Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls Although her account indicates that she is being held captive, this may be just another faked element in a text fascinatingly permeated by ambiguity . . . the entire novel could be an art project * The Sunday Times * Beautifully insidious, a novel that outwits expectation at every turn -- Francis Spufford * Costa prize-winning author of Golden Hill *