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The Imposter

Anna Wharton

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MANTLE
11 May 2021
Anna Wharton's debut, The Imposter, is a spine-chilling suspense about obsession, loneliness and the lies we tell ourselves in order to live with ourselves . . .

The lives of others have always fascinated newspaper archivist Chloe. And when she comes across a cutting of a little girl who went missing twenty-five years ago, she is moved by the unwavering devotion of the child's parents and their belief that their daughter will one day return.

Meanwhile, news that her beloved Nan, the only family she has left, must move into a nursing home, leaves Chloe distraught and soon to be homeless. So when the missing girl's parents advertise for a lodger, Chloe sees this as a sign - a new home and the perfect opportunity to investigate the case. But it's not long until she realises the couple aren't all they seem from the outside . . .

With everyone in the house hiding something, the question is - whose secrets are the most dangerous?
By:   Anna Wharton
Imprint:   MANTLE
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   522g
ISBN:   9781529037401
ISBN 10:   1529037409
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   11 May 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anna Wharton has been a print and broadcast journalist for more than twenty years, writing for newspapers including The Times, Guardian, Sunday Times Magazine, Grazia and Red. She was formally an executive editor at The Daily Mail. Anna has ghostwritten four memoirs including the Sunday Times Bestseller Somebody I Used To Know and Orwell Prize longlisted CUT: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today. The Imposter is her first novel.

Reviews for The Imposter

A slick, clever book that delivers the most chilling and claustrophobic setting: moving the narrator into the home of the character you fear the most. You won't be able to stop page turning until you finally find out what the hell is going on -- Caroline Corcoran, author of <i>Through the Wall </i>and <i>The Baby Group</i> Keeps you guessing about the characters until the last page * Good Housekeeping * Evocative and compelling -- Karen Hamilton, author of <i>The Perfect Girlfriend</i> and <i>The Last Wife</i> An intricate plot stuffed with surprises and underpinned with a huge helping of heart -- Holly Seddon, author of <i>Try Not To Breathe </i>and <i>The Hit List</i> A darkly compelling and original story exploring loneliness and obsession and the desire to belong -- Jenny Quintana, author of <i>The Missing Girl </i>and <i>The Hiding Place</i> I loved The Imposter. It's twisty and gripping, and I raced through to the end. It's also thoughtful and moving, with characters who lingered in my mind long after I'd turned the last page -- Laura Marshall, author of <i>Friend Request </i>and <i>Three Little Lies</i> A compelling story of obsession and loneliness -- Nell Pattison, author of <i>The Silent House </i>and <i>The Silent Suspect</i> With an intriguing and obsessive protagonist and a claustrophobic setting, it's a tense and compelling read that kept me turning the pages until the final twist -- Debbie Howells, author of <i>The Bones of You </i>and <i>The Vow</i> I read Anna's book in one sitting and loved it! It grips and drags you into ever darker, more terrifying territory right up to the last paragraph, and beyond that, too, leaving you grappling with your own sense of morality -- Tasha Kavanagh, author of <i>Things We Have in Common</i> Evocative, beautifully written and wise, this pacy novel really is one of the best pieces of fiction I have read this year -- Fiona Mitchell, author of <i>The Swap</i> Takes the perennial theme of a missing child and makes something unfamiliar from it -- The Literary Review


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