carrier_pbThe Carrier

Winner of Crime/Thriller of the Year at Specsavers National Book Awards 2013

2013

Sophie’s eighth psychological crime novel to feature Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer

When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson – but why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won’t explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for a murder he didn’t commit, and Gaby soon discovers that Lauren’s presence on her flight can’t be a coincidence. Because the murder victim is Francine Breary, the wife of the only man Gaby has ever truly loved. Tim Breary has confessed to killing his wife and even provided the police with evidence. The only thing he hasn’t given them is a motive: he claims to have no idea why he did it…

‘Our favourite writer of psychological crime thrillers is back with perhaps her most ambitious novel yet… Here’s another massively intriguing premise from Hannah, with plot threads that spin out in all kinds of unusual and surprising directions… A hugely confident, beautifully written and bold mystery…Another gripping triumph.’ Heat magazine

‘[Hannah] confirms in this, her eighth novel, her fluent writing skills, taste for complicated layers and deft hand with character, not to mention a knack for producing compelling openings….[The Carrier] is the kind of puzzle Agatha Christie might have created. Delicate, with ever-increasing dread, it is a mature work – full of confidence and intrigue.’ Daily Mail

‘A tale of the power that weakness and passivity can have over strength and action, and how theories of love and duty can lead us astray…Intriguing.’ Guardian

‘A labyrinth of a psychological thriller…Hannah is masterly at leading the reader down the wrong path and here she excels once again.’ Sunday Express

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