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10 SKELTON PLACE de Claire Douglas

An inherited cottage. A body buried in the garden. And a secret spanning three generations.

10 SKELTON PLACE
by Claire Douglas
Penguin UK, August 2021

When Saffy’s beloved grandmother, Rose, goes into a care home Saffy learns that she has inherited her Cotswolds cottage. But as work begins on much-needed renovations, the body of a young woman is uncovered in the garden. Who is she? During Rose’s more lucid moments, she reveals snippets of information that Saffy pieces together. And then another body is discovered. As she delves into Rose’s past, Saffy uncovers dark secrets, calling into question everything she thought she knew about her family.

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women’s magazines and national newspapers, but she’s dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award, with her first novel, The Sisters, which was followed by Local Girl Missing, Last Seen Alive and Do Not Disturb, all Sunday Times bestsellers. She has been a German bestseller twice, with Local Girl Missing spending three months on the Spiegel Bestseller list. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

THE SISTERS de Claire Douglas

A clever upmarket women’s fiction, in the vein of Harriet Lane, Liane Moriarty and Rosamund Lupton

THE SISTERS
One Lied, One Died
by Claire Douglas
Harpercollins, August 2015

After the tragic death of her twin sister and a subsequent breakdown, Abi has moved to Bath to make a fresh start. But wherever she goes, she’s haunted by the memory of Lucy, and can’t stop herself from searching fruitlessly for her sister’s face in crowds. One day she meets Bea – a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Lucy – and Bea’s twin brother, Ben, with whom she feels an irresistible attraction.

Before long, Bea has invited Abi to live in their townhouse, which places Abi’s budding relationship with Ben under strain. But Bea has a secret to hide that she’ll do anything to protect, and as Abi falls deeper in love with Ben, things in the house take a turn for the worse. Slowly, Abi begins to unravel, and must question everything she thought she knew about her new friends – and about herself.