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The Snakes

(2019)
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Discover the bold, masterful new novel from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Outcast, which holds the reader in its tense grip from start to shocking finish.

*Best Books of 2019 so far* Guardian, *Sizzling hot summer reads* Telegraph

'A thrillingly good read' Elizabeth Day

Bea and Dan, recently married, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea's dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted, apart from the nest of snakes in the attic.

When Alex and Bea's parents make a surprise visit, Dan can't understand why Bea is so appalled, or why she's never wanted him to know them; Liv and Griff Adamson are charming, and rich. They are the richest people he has ever met. Maybe Bea's ashamed of him, or maybe she regrets the secrets she's been keeping.

Tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, and in its aftermath the family is stripped back to its rotten core, and now neither Bea nor Alex can escape...

'Terrifying, dangerous, with an ending that is as uncompromising as the build-up is truthful' Rachel Joyce

'A suspenseful, beautifully written thriller' 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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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

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

Title: The Snakes
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: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
ISBN: 1-982662-60-3 / 978-1-982662-60-8
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
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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: HarperCollins
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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
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Snakes: A Novel
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: HarperAudio
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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
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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
Author(s): Sadie Jones
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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