Sophie Hannah

The Octopus Nest

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Claire and Timothy are chilled to discover that the same strange woman keeps popping up in the background of their holiday snaps. Who is this apparent stalker? The answer is more frightening than Claire ever imagined. The Octopus Nest, Sophie Hannah’s prizewinning short story from her collection of ‘glittering darkness’ The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets is the first to be published as an exclusive eBook short.
About Sophie Hannah:
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction. Her Culver Valley Series featuring Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer have been published in 27 countries and adapted for television in 2011 and 2012. In 2004, she won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her suspense story The Octopus Nest, published in her first collection of short stories, The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets. Sophie has also published five collections of poetry. Her fifth, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 T S Eliot Award. In 2014 she published The Monogram Murders, a new challenge for the little grey cells of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famous detective.
Sophie lives with her husband and children in Cambridge.
Voted one of the Top Ten Books to Talk About for World Book Day.
Sophie Hannah's (short story) debut will leave you feeling genuinely tickled and wanting more. The award-winning «The Octopus Nest” is menacing enough to keep the pages turning, and astute enough about rocky relationships to make even the narrator wince. Emma Hagestadt,The Independent
Hannah has an uncanny knack for letting you feel you could find your way blindfold amongst the Formica and office furniture, get comfy — only to find yourself tripping over the psychopath lurking by the kitchen sink…superbly unsettling. Sarah Hilary,The Short Review
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    Алексей Гомерhas quoted2 years ago
    In one photograph our blonde ghost was touching me. Her shoulder was pressed against mine in a crowded wine bar. Hay-on-Wye? No, Cheltenham. Another of Timothy’s literary holidays. I was holding
    Dianahas quoted2 years ago
    ‘The Octopus Nest’, sets the book’s confident narrative tone … menacing enough to keep the pages turning, and astute enough about rocky relationships to make even the narrator wince.
    b4573373033has quoted3 years ago
    I forced myself to calm down

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