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The Secrets of Strangers

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick

A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for a group of strangers whose paths cross in a London café - their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is more to the situation than first meets the eye and as the captives grapple with their own inner demons, the line between right and wrong starts to blur. Will the secrets they keep stop them from escaping with their lives?

Another tense, multi-dimensional drama from the writer of the Richard & Judy bestseller AFTER THE FALL.

'tautly plotted, gripping and emotional' - Clare Mackintosh

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Charity Norman beautifully captures the fear, and the surprising solace, to be found in a situation that has gone way beyond a person's control. In this elegantly told tale of the power of humanity to save and destroy, Charity's writing is full of compassion and compulsion." - Caroline Bond

"The Secrets of Strangers binds you to its heart-wrenching story, until the tension is almost too much but you have to read on. Masterful, heartbreaking and compelling, every page is touched with darkness and hope in a moving hymn to humanity which had me in tears. Beautifully written, ingeniously crafted, if you're looking for a book that's groundbreakingly different, read this. Five stars, without a shadow of a doubt." - Erin Kinsley

"A compelling and fresh premise leads to a tense, humane, and touching novel." - Claire McGowan

"Norman skilfully plays with our perceptions and sympathies in this tautly plotted, gripping and emotional read." - Clare Mackintosh


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May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Strangers: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick
Author(s): Charity Norman
ISBN: 1-911630-41-5 / 978-1-911630-41-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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March 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Strangers
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ISBN: 0-369-33380-2 / 978-0-369-33380-3
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March 2020 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Strangers
Author(s): Charity Norman
ISBN: 1-76087-671-2 / 978-1-76087-671-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secrets of Strangers
Author(s): Charity Norman
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Secrets of Strangers
Author(s): Charity Norman
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secrets of Strangers: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick
Author(s): Charity Norman
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Secrets of Strangers
Author(s): Charity Norman
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon AU