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The Blue Hour

ISBN: 9780063396524

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 10/29/2024

Format: Other

My Rating: TBR

A stylish and immersive new novel of ambition, legacy, and betrayal from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train.

An isolated Scottish island, accessible to the mainland only twelve hours a day. A famous (some might say infamous) artist whose notoriously unfaithful husband disappeared after visiting her twenty years ago.

A present-day discovery that intimately connects three people and unveils a web of secrets and lies.

A masterful and propulsive novel that asks searing questions of ambition, power, gender and perception, The Blue Hour recalls the very best of Shirley Jackson and Patricia Highsmith and cements Hawkins’s place among the very best of our most nuanced, powerful and stylish storytellers.


“It's very good - reminiscent of du Maurier: art, islands, missing spouses ... A compelling piece of work, hard to put down.”

— Mick Herron

About the Author

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PAULA HAWKINS worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She is the author of two #1 New York Times bestselling novels, Into The Water and The Girl on The Train. An international #1 bestseller, The Girl on the Train has sold 23 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a major motion picture. Into the Water was also a Sunday Times and New York Times #1 bestseller, selling 4 million copies worldwide. Her upcoming thriller, A Slow Fire Burning, is due to be published on the 31st August 2021. Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe and now splits her time between London and Edinburgh. WEBSITE







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