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Sabine Durrant
Under Your Skin



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Gaby Mortimer seems to have just about everything: a great job on a popular TV morning show, a handsome and successful husband, an adorable eight-year-old daughter, a comfortable life in the "Toast Rack," one of London's most gracious neighbourhoods.

When she discovers the strangled, lifeless body of a young woman on the common near her house, she has no idea that her charmed life is about to go into sickening freefall. There are connections between the two women — some of Gaby's clothes are found in the dead woman's apartment; the woman may have been seeking a job as a nanny for Gaby's daughter. As Gaby is pulled into the investigation, the underlying tensions in her own life start coming to the surface, and frightening truths seem destined to come to light, whether she wants them to or not.

Suspenseful, stylish and eerie, and peopled with characters who feel as real and close as your friends and neighbours, Under Your Skin is an irresistible page-turner about how we live — and how easily it can all fall apart.


Praise for Sabine Durrant's Under Your Skin:

"A thrilling whodunit... Will keep you gripped and guessing till the very end. Is it — dare we say — the new Gone Girl?" —Grazia

"A flawless picture of a perfect life unravelling... If the mark of a good thriller is the compulsion to reread it immediately on finishing... then Under Your Skin has it, in spades." —The Guardian

"All the authority of the best novels by Nicci French... We need thriller writers who can reinvigorate the genre, and [Durrant] may be able to do just that." —Daily Express (U.K.)

"Warning: you won't want to put this down... a series of clever twists lead to a stunning ending." —Look

"Twisty and unputdownable." —Cosmopolitain

"An emotionally tense sprint of a read... I was left breathless at the end." —Penny Hancock, author of Tideline

"Sabine Durrant offers more twists than a rollercoaster in her thriller Under Your Skin, which proves you can trust no one." —Good Housekeeping

"Durrant's fluid, easy style and deliciously detailed characterisations keep you glued to the page. A twisty, clever murder story, peppered with suspicious characters and topped with a satisfyingly unexpected ending." —Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls

"Sabine Durrant writes beautifully and with such a light touch that the twists were truly shocking." —Jane Casey, author of The Missing

"Perfect in every way." —Bookbag

"You'll be glued to every page of this pacy, clever and gripping novel." —CLOSER


Genre/Category: Fiction/Psychological Thriller
Length: 448 pages
Setting: London
Period: Contemporary
Publication Date: February 4 2014

UK English rights, HarperCollins
Canada English rights, HarperCollins Canada

For all other rights, contact Greene & Heaton.
Sabine Durrant

Sabine Durrant writes for the Sunday Telegraph and is a contributor to The Guardian. She is the author of the novels Having It and Eating It and The Great Indoors, as well as two books for teenagers. She lives in London. Follow her on Twitter @SabineDurrant.