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The Favor

(2022)
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The Favour is a chilling domestic-suspense debut from Nora Murphy.

‘Taut, compelling and deliciously dark’
B. A. Paris bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

Leah Dawson and McKenna Hawkins had a lot in common, but they had never met.

They are smart, professional women living in the same sunny, prosperous neighbourhood in lovely houses with picket fences and beautiful gardens. And they were both married to successful, good-looking men who both seem bent on having ‘the perfect wife’.

They don’t – ever – find themselves in the same train carriage or meet accidentally at the gym or in the coffee shop. And they don’t – ever – discuss their problems and find common ground.

But they do cross paths. And they see something each recognizes in the other.

That they are living in hell.

Neither narrator is unreliable. They always tell us the truth. And their truth hurts. A lot. Because these two attractive, intelligent professional women are living in a hell of their husband’s making. And there is no way to get out of hell. Is there?

'A thrilling debut – I couldn’t put it down!' – Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A beautifully written yet chilling glimpse behind the curtain of relationships gone badly wrong, and the terrifying consequences of what happens when wronged women fight back. Absolutely brilliant." - Fiona Cummins

"I loved following the parallel lives of Leah and McKenna, two strangers whose actions tie them together forever. The Favour is a page-turning debut that will have you questioning the lengths you'd go to save someone else, even though it's you that needs saving." - Sandie Jones

"A thrilling debut-I couldn't put it down!" - Shari Lapeña

"A brilliant, gripping, dark and superbly written debut. I was transfixed by Leah and McKenna and the deftly woven plot that connects them. Nora Murphy is one to watch." - Gilly MacMillan

"Taut, compelling and deliciously dark, I tore through The Favour." - B A Paris

"Dark, unsettling, brave and compassionate." - Victoria Selman


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Hardback Editions

June 2022 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Favour
Author(s): Nora Murphy
ISBN: 1-5290-6881-9 / 978-1-5290-6881-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Nora Murphy
ISBN: 1-250-82242-4 / 978-1-250-82242-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2023 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Nora Murphy
ISBN: 1-250-88819-0 / 978-1-250-88819-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2023 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Favour
Author(s): Nora Murphy
ISBN: 1-5290-6883-5 / 978-1-5290-6883-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Favour
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   


June 2022 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Favour
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2022 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Favour
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2022 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2022 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Favour: 'A thrilling debut - I couldn't put it down!' - Shari Lapena
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2022 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2022 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Favour
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU