Doesn't every marriage have a dark side?
‘Beautifully written, chilling and absorbing’ Adele Parks, Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Lies Lies Lies and Just My Luck
‘Her best novel yet… Twisty, malevolent and gripping’ Lisa Jewell, No. 1 bestselling author of The Family Upstairs
To the outside world Hannah married the perfect man. Behind the closed doors of their imposing home it’s a very different story. Nathan controls everything Hannah does. He chooses her clothes, checks her receipts, and keeps her passport locked away. But why does she let him?
Years before, in the midst of a relentless storm, the tragic events of one night changed everything. And Hannah has been living with the consequences ever since. Keeping Nathan happy. Doing as she’s told.
But the past is about to catch up with them. Set against the unforgiving backdrop of a Cornish fishing port in the ‘90s, this is a devastating exploration of the power of coercive control in a marriage where nothing is quite as it seems…
Praise for The Storm:
‘Beautifully written, chilling and absorbing’ Adele Parks
‘Her best novel yet… Twisty, malevolent and gripping… The dark and craggy Cornwall backdrop is exquisitely drawn and the sense of foreboding that runs through the whole novel is masterfully done’ Lisa Jewell
‘A dark, sinister story with a cracking twist’ The Sun
‘Evocative and affecting’ Crime Monthly
‘An evocative story of coercive control… She’s at her very best here: warm-hearted, darkly atmospheric, and wholly addictive' Lucy Atkins
‘Suspenseful, beautifully written, and utterly compelling’ Alice Feeney
‘A brilliant book. Gripping, intelligent, and beautifully written’ Cass Green
‘Chilling and atmospheric… will keep you gripped in its clutches until the final page’ My Weekly
‘This deftly tackles the issues surrounding coercive control in a way that feels both authentic and surprising, while the twists and turns just keep on coming’ Heat
‘Vivid and evocative, the beautifully drawn characters and Cornish setting will linger in your mind long after you’ve turned the final page’ Lucy Dawson
'Unravelling the secrets that lie beneath a toxic marriage. Beautifully crafted and chilling’ Colette McBeth