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Alex Michaelides

Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus in 1977. He wrote the film The Devil You Know starring Rosamund Pike and co-wrote The Brits are Coming, starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Stephen Fry, Parker Posey and Sofia Vergara.

Genres: Mystery
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2020) : The Silent Patient

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The Whisper Man (2019)
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"The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbo's The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery."
The Other People (2020)
C J Tudor
"Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy . . . I was hooked from its gripping opening, all the way through its many twists and turns. You may think you’ve got it worked out, but C. J. Tudor is always several steps ahead. She is a brilliant storyteller."
The Guest List (2020)
Lucy Foley
"I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie...The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong."
Sixteen Horses (2021)
Greg Buchanan
"Dark, visceral and disturbing, this highly suspenseful and beautifully written thriller is totally gripping from start to finish. A hugely impressive debut."
A Narrow Door (2021)
(Malbry, book 4)
Joanne Harris
"Joanne Harris's assured hand leads you into a psychological maze, deeper and deeper into a dark world of emotional complexity and betrayal, where twist follows twist and nothing is what it seems. A masterful narrative voice, and a compulsive thriller from one of our greatest writers. I absolutely loved it."
The Impossible Truths of Love (2021)
Hannah Beckerman
"This is an accomplished, moving, and deeply felt novel. I found myself thinking of it during the days and savouring it as I read it. It’s affecting, elegiac, and highly relatable. Hannah Beckerman is the real deal."
Sundial (2022)
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"A story where nothing is what it seems - a thrilling hall of mirrors full of deeply disturbing twists. This book will haunt you."

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