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The Snakes

(2019)
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Family secrets can be deadly…

Newly-weds Dan and Bea decide to escape London. Driving through France in their beaten-up car they anticipate a long lazy summer, worlds away from their ordinary lives.

But their idyll cannot last. Stopping off to see Bea’s brother at his crumbling hotel, the trio are joined unexpectedly by Bea’s ultra-wealthy parents. Dan has never understood Bea’s deep discomfort around them but living together in such close proximity he begins to sense something is very wrong.

Just as tensions reach breaking point, brutal tragedy strikes, exposing decades of secrets and silence that threaten to destroy them all.

‘A suspenseful, beautifully written thriller about the corruption of money and abuse within a dysfunctional family’ Guardian

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I was absolutely gripped by this original and beautifully-told story of a couple enmeshed in a nest of vipers -- a rich family of criminals. Its evocation of a sinister French house, the corruption of love and the powerlessness of good is both haunting and chilling. Nobody contemporary writes about unhappy families as well as Sadie Jones." - Amanda Craig

"The Snakes is superbly written, each sentence punctuated by a drumbeat of menace, each word placed with a master's touch. I keep thinking about the questions it poses: about what it is to be good in these imperfect times; about how we can protect our humanity in the face of narcissism and greed. Yet for all its depth and mystery, The Snakes is also just a thrillingly good read." - Elizabeth Day

"Masterful, terrifying, dangerous, with an ending that is as uncompromising as the build-up is truthful. The Snakes is as beautifully written as it is dark and honest." - Rachel Joyce


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Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Snakes: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-06-289702-0 / 978-0-06-289702-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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March 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Snakes
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-78474-255-4 / 978-1-78474-255-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Snakes: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-06-289703-9 / 978-0-06-289703-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Snakes: The gripping Richard & Judy 2020 Bookclub pick
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-78470-882-8 / 978-1-78470-882-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Snakes: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 0-06-291156-2 / 978-0-06-291156-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Snakes
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-78474-256-2 / 978-1-78474-256-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: CHATTO & WINDUS - TRADE
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Snakes
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-982662-60-3 / 978-1-982662-60-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Snakes: Library Edition
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-982662-59-X / 978-1-982662-59-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Snakes
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-982662-61-1 / 978-1-982662-61-5
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Snakes: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Snakes: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Snakes
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Snakes
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Snakes
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Snakes: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: Harper
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March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Snakes: The gripping Richard & Judy 2020 Bookclub pick
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU