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Halfway House - The nerve-shatteringly tense, searingly funny new thriller from the author of Netflix hit, THE CRY

  • Pocket

  • 2024

  • Engelsk

On her first shift at an Edinburgh halfway house for violent offenders, a young woman is taken hostage … and that's just the beginning… The twisty, shocking, darkly funny thriller by award-winning author Helen FitzGerald.
 
'A new novel from Helen Fitzgerald is always a major event … magnificent' Mark Billingham
 
‘Outrageous, hilarious and dark as hell – this is Helen FitzGerald on absolute top form’ Doug Johnstone
 
‘[Lou] is irresistible and very funny … The set-up is fascinating, the narrative is both fast-moving and convincing’ Literary Review
 
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They’re the housemates from Hell…

When her disastrous Australian love affair ends, Lou O’Dowd heads to Edinburgh for a fresh start, moving in with her cousin, and preparing for the only job she can find … working at a halfway house for very high-risk offenders.

Two killers, a celebrity paedophile and a paranoid coke dealer – all out on parole and all sharing their outwardly elegant Edinburgh townhouse with rookie night-worker Lou…

And instead of finding some meaning and purpose to her life, she finds herself trapped in a terrifying game of cat and mouse where she stands to lose everything – including her life.

Slick, darkly funny and nerve-janglingly tense, Halfway House is both a breathtaking thriller and an unapologetic reminder never to corner a desperate woman…
 
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Tense, claustrophobic and laugh-out-loud funny … an amazingly talented writer’ Michael Wood
 
‘A genius combination of horror, humour and humanity' B M Carroll
 
Praise for Helen FitzGerald
 
**Shortlisted for Theakston Crime Novel of the Year**
 
'Sharp, shocking and savagely funny’ Chris Whitaker
 
‘Dark, dark, deliciously dark' Amanda Jennings
 
'Wickedly funny, breath-stealingly tense and utterly chilling' Miranda Dickinson
 
'The main character is one of the most extraordinary you'll meet between the pages of a book' Ian Rankin
'Sublime' Guardian
'A dark, comic masterpiece' Mark Edwards
'Urgent, angry, absolutely terrifying’ Erin Kelly
'Tantalisingly powerful' The Times
'The classic thriller gets a hell of a twist' Heat
'FitzGerald writes like a more focused Irvine Welsh or a less misogynist Philip Roth' Daily Telegraph
'Domestic life is rarely served up quite so dark as this’ Sun

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