The Crooked House

Christobel Kent (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
January 10, 2017
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.1 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250117908
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About the Author

Christobel Kent was born in London and was educated at Cambridge. She has lived variously in Essex, London, and Italy. Her childhood included several years spent on a Thames sailing barge in Maldon, Essex, with her father, stepmother, three siblings, and four step-siblings. She now lives in both Cambridge and Florence with her husband and five children.

Reviews

What s not to love about a chilling psychological thriller featuring a claustrophobic English seaside town, the heroine the sole survivor of a family massacre, and her intriguing relationship with an older, slightly dominating man? Comparisons to Daphne du Maurier s "Rebecca "are apt for Kent s most recent stand-alone novel. Victoria Caplinger, "LIBRARY JOURNAL "(starred review)

"A suspenseful ride with a gutsy heroine." "Publishers Weekly"

Bleak, suspenseful writing keeps the momentum high "Kirkus"

The back-and-forth shuttling between present and past will intrigue readers. "Booklist"

Demands to be devoured in one sitting. Joanne Finney, "GOOD HOUSEKEEPING "(U.K.)

Compulsive, unsettling and scary as hell. " SUNDAY MIRROR "(U.K.)

A Daphne du Maurier set-up, but updated, influenced by Agatha Christie, too, and transposed to the coastal Suffolk of P. D. James. While Kent handles her mystery plot and large ensemble adroitly, what is most memorable is the atmosphere of the novel s estuarine world, where everything seems muddy, shifting and treacherous. John Dugdale, "THE SUNDAY TIMES "(London)

A tense, gripping thriller, and utterly compulsive. I loved it. S. J. Watson, author of "BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP""

A taut psychological thriller, loaded with mood, and a puzzle tricky enough to keep you guessing to the final page . . . Kent s book is a delightful reminder that absorbing and clever crime novels still exist . . . The Crooked House is a well-constructed tale with a clever premise and a strong sense of atmosphere." Carrie Dunsmore, "The Washington Post"

[A] suspenseful page-turner . . . A weird, excellent literary thriller, equal parts psychological profile and twisty, nasty plot. "Carmen Maria Machado, NPR"

"[Her] pages are stalked [...] by suspicion, treachery and paranoia. "Minneapolis Star Tribune"

"[A] twisty thriller" "Entertainment Weekly"

What s not to love about a chilling psychological thriller featuring a claustrophobic English seaside town, the heroine the sole survivor of a family massacre, and her intriguing relationship with an older, slightly dominating man? Comparisons to Daphne du Maurier s "Rebecca "are apt for Kent s most recent stand-alone novel. Victoria Caplinger, "LIBRARY JOURNAL "(starred review)

The Crooked House is a high-strung thriller set in a small community unwilling to acknowledge a past it doesn t want to face. Christobel Kent writes with assurance, pulling emotion from her characters and readers alike, and keeping the tension high. She has a rare knack for the eerie. "Book Reporter"

"A suspenseful ride with a gutsy heroine." "Publishers Weekly"

Bleak, suspenseful writing keeps the momentum high "Kirkus"

The back-and-forth shuttling between present and past will intrigue readers. "Booklist"

Demands to be devoured in one sitting. Joanne Finney, "GOOD HOUSEKEEPING "(U.K.)

Compulsive, unsettling and scary as hell. " SUNDAY MIRROR "(U.K.)

A Daphne du Maurier set-up, but updated, influenced by Agatha Christie, too, and transposed to the coastal Suffolk of P. D. James. While Kent handles her mystery plot and large ensemble adroitly, what is most memorable is the atmosphere of the novel s estuarine world, where everything seems muddy, shifting and treacherous. John Dugdale, "THE SUNDAY TIMES "(London)

A tense, gripping thriller, and utterly compulsive. I loved it. S. J. Watson, author of "BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP""

Compulsive, unsettling and scary as hell. Sunday Mirror (London)

A taut psychological thriller, loaded with mood, and a puzzle tricky enough to keep you guessing to the final page....Kent s book is a delightful reminder that absorbing and clever crime novels still exist. The Washington Post

A weird, excellent literary thriller, equal parts psychological profile and twisty, nasty plot. Carmen Maria Machado, NPR

A chilling psychological thriller featuring a claustrophobic English seaside town, a heroine the sole survivor of a family massacre, and her intriguing relationship with an older, slightly dominating man....Comparisons to Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca are apt. Victoria Caplinger, Library Journal (starred review)

The Crooked House is a high-strung thriller set in a small community unwilling to acknowledge a past....Christobel Kent writes with assurance, pulling emotion from her characters and readers alike, and keeping the tension high. She has a rare knack for the eerie. Book Reporter

"A suspenseful ride with a gutsy heroine." Publishers Weekly

Demands to be devoured in one sitting. Joanne Finney, Good Housekeeping (London)

A Daphne du Maurier set-up, but updated, influenced by Agatha Christie, too, and transposed to the coastal Suffolk of P. D. James. While Kent handles her mystery plot and large ensemble adroitly, what is most memorable is the atmosphere of the novel s estuarine world, where everything seems muddy, shifting and treacherous. John Dugdale, The Sunday Times (London)

A tense, gripping thriller, and utterly compulsive. I loved it. S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep

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"Compulsive, unsettling and scary as hell."--Sunday Mirror (London)

"A taut psychological thriller, loaded with mood, and a puzzle tricky enough to keep you guessing to the final page....Kent's book is a delightful reminder that absorbing and clever crime novels still exist."--The Washington Post

"A weird, excellent literary thriller, equal parts psychological profile and twisty, nasty plot."--Carmen Maria Machado, NPR

"A chilling psychological thriller featuring a claustrophobic English seaside town, a heroine the sole survivor of a family massacre, and her intriguing relationship with an older, slightly dominating man....Comparisons to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca are apt." --Victoria Caplinger, Library Journal (starred review)

"The Crooked House is a high-strung thriller set in a small community unwilling to acknowledge a past....Christobel Kent writes with assurance, pulling emotion from her characters and readers alike, and keeping the tension high. She has a rare knack for the eerie." --Book Reporter

"A suspenseful ride with a gutsy heroine."--Publishers Weekly

"Demands to be devoured in one sitting."--Joanne Finney, Good Housekeeping (London)

"A Daphne du Maurier set-up, but updated, influenced by Agatha Christie, too, and transposed to the coastal Suffolk of P. D. James. While Kent handles her mystery plot and large ensemble adroitly, what is most memorable is the atmosphere of the novel's estuarine world, where everything seems muddy, shifting and treacherous."--John Dugdale, The Sunday Times (London)

"A tense, gripping thriller, and utterly compulsive. I loved it."--S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep