Shari Lapena & Andrea Mara

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Sunday 14 July 2024

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This summer sees the publication of two new unputdownable thrillers from acclaimed crime writers Canada’s Shari Lapena and Ireland’s Andrea Mara. Shari’s new novel ‘What Have You Done?’ will be published in July and Andrea’s ‘Someone in the Attic’ in June.

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Nothing ever happens in sleepy little Fairhill, Vermont, the setting for Shari Lapena’s What Have You Done?. The teenagers get their kicks telling ghost stories in the old graveyard. The parents trust their kids will arrive home safe from school. Everyone knows everyone. Curtains rarely twitch. Front doors are left unlocked. But this morning all of that will change. Because Diana Brewer isn’t lying safely in her bed where she belongs. Instead she lies in a hayfield, circled by vultures, discovered by a local farmer. How quickly a girl becomes a ghost. How quickly a town of friendly, familiar faces becomes a town of suspects, a place of fear and paranoia. Someone in Fairhill did this. Everyone wants answers. And one innocent question could be deadly.


‘I inhaled this book in less than 48 hours and what a treat it was. Lapena can always be relied on for great plotting, characterisation and structure, and What Have You Done? exceeded all expectations. Entertaining and enjoyable as ever, a total reading pleasure.’ Liz Nugent


In Andrea Mara’s Someone in the Attic, Anya is enjoying a relaxing bath when she hears a noise in the roof. Through the open bathroom door, she sees the attic hatch swing open, and a masked figure drops to the floor. Thirty seconds later, Anya is dead. Across town, Anya’s old school friend, Julia, sees an online video of a masked figure climbing out of an attic. She suddenly realises why the footage is eerily familiar: it was filmed inside her house in a luxury gated community, designed to keep intruders out. Why would a stranger target Julia? Unless of course, it’s not a stranger at all.


‘The pace never flags, the tension racks up and the pages turn themselves. Probably the most suspenseful book I will read all year.’ Liz Nugent


‘From the first chapter of this Andrea Mara novel, I had shivers. Twisty, clever, impossible to put down.’ Louise O’Neill




Andrea Mara

Andrea Mara is a Sunday Times and Irish Times number one bestselling author, and has been shortlisted for a number of awards, including Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She...

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Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know, The End of Her, Not a Happy Family and Everyone Here is Lying which have...

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