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Him

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
'Gripping and heartbreaking' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request

'Dark and addictive' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

'So emotionally true' Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic series

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'You're stuck there, aren't you? Right at the end. And I wonder if it might help to go back to the beginning, to put everything in some kind of order.'

Catherine has witnessed something so traumatic that she can't speak. Or won't speak.The doctors say the only way forward is to look into her past.

Catherine needs to start with HIM .

Fifteen years ago she met Lucian at university and fell into a passionate love affair. They were meant to be together forever. But something happened. Something that destroyed them.

Catherine married someone else. Had two children. She moved on - or so she thought. Now Lucian is back, showing her how different life could have been.

But going back to the beginning won't change the ending.
In fact, it might be the thing that finally breaks her...

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Addictive, elegant and pacey writing. Brideshead recalibrated by way of Big Little Lies." - Lex Coulton

"Beautiful writing, tense atmosphere, a dazzling debut." - Lara Dearman

"What a wonderful debut! It was dark, addictive and ultimately heart breaking." - Ruth Hogan

"Him is dark, gripping, original and totally heartbreaking. Clare Empson writes like a dream: taut and sophisticated, not a word wasted. I loved this book." - Francesca Jakobi

"Gripping and kept me guessing - and so emotionally true." - Sophie Kinsella

"A compelling and unforgettable novel in which silence speaks louder than words and relationships are not what they seem. I was utterly gripped from the first sentence." - Elisa Lodato

"Gripping, involving, heartbreaking ... really interesting and thought-provoking on the impact of shame and silence." - Laura Marshall

"There are shades of Brideshead in this elegantly written novel that explores the devastating effects of a doomed love affair. A captivating read." - Karen Perry


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August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Him
Author(s): Clare Empson
ISBN: 1-4091-7768-8 / 978-1-4091-7768-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Him: A dark and gripping love story with a heartbreaking and shocking ending
Author(s): Clare Empson
ISBN: 1-4091-7770-X / 978-1-4091-7770-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Him: A dark and gripping love story with a heartbreaking and shocking ending
Author(s): Clare Empson
ISBN: 1-4091-7769-6 / 978-1-4091-7769-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Him
Author(s): Clare Empson
ISBN: 1-78771-074-2 / 978-1-78771-074-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


October 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Him
Author(s): Clare Empson
ISBN: 1-78771-110-2 / 978-1-78771-110-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Him
Author(s): Clare Empson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Him
Author(s): Clare Empson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Him
Author(s): Clare Empson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Him
Author(s): Clare Empson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Him: A dark and gripping love story with a heartbreaking and shocking ending
Author(s): Clare Empson
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Him: A dark and gripping love story with a heartbreaking and shocking ending
Author(s): Clare Empson
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon CA