The Other Half Lives

Sophie’s fourth psychological thriller to feature Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer


Ruth Bussey knows what it means to be in the wrong and to be wronged. She once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn’t believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past he can’t bear to talk about, until one day he decides he must confide in Ruth. He tells her that years ago he killed someone: a woman called Mary Trelease.

Ruth is confused. She’s certain she’s heard the name Mary Trelease before, and when she realises why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen – because the Mary Trelease that Ruth knows is very much alive…

‘This utterly gripping thriller should establish Hannah as one of the great unmissables of this genre – intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination.’ The Times

‘Beautifully written and precision-engineered to unsettle’ The Guardian

‘Sophie Hannah has become the master, or mistress, of suspense. This one’s even better than her others. Each moment is so purely enjoyable. Her genius is that she creates these very real characters – absolutely incredible. She’s at the very peak of crime fiction at the moment.’ Simon Mayo Book Programme, Radio Five Live

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