Blackthorn Ashes was meant to be their forever home. For the first six families moving into the exclusive new housing development, it was a chance to live a peaceful life on the cliffs overlooking the … Read more about Black Thorn
A compulsive psychological thriller that questions how much we know about the people who live next to us
‘An astonishingly gifted writer’ MARIAN KEYES
A dark contemporary psychological thriller with a modern Gothic twist
‘A dark river of a book’ MICK HERRON
Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year, and a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, introducing D.I. Marnie Rome
Mesmerising and gripping, this is the second novel in the D.I. Marnie Rome series
In Black Thorn a small piece of the world collapses – metaphorically, literally and emotionally … immersive,
unbearably tense and quite brilliant
Exudes a tightly-controlled menace that ratchets up to full-blown claustrophobia as the pages turn. A book that oozes under your skin from the opening sentence.
A mesmerizing story of family and community, secrets and lies. Psychologically rich and captivatingly told.
Sarah Hilary has done it again with this tale of toxicity in all its forms. Excellent writing and tight plotting on top of shifting sands … with the most sympathetic protagonist I’ve read in years.