Little Disasters: the compelling and thought-provoking new novel from the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Anatomy of a Scandal

Author:   Sarah Vaughan
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Ltd
Edition:   Export/Airside
ISBN:  

9781471165047


Pages:   432
Publication Date:   02 April 2020
Format:   Paperback
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The new novel from the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal - a brilliantly written and researched, tense, gripping, thought-provoking drama You think you have the perfect family. But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other? When Jess arrives at hospital with a story that doesn't add up, Liz is the doctor on call. Jess has devoted her life to family and home. But she is holding so many secrets. As the truth begins to emerge, Liz is forced to question everything she thought she knew: about Jess, and about herself. When something feels so personal, how do you stay professional? 'Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise' Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange 'Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story, brave and honest' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake 'Vaughan explores the darker impulses of motherhood - the fear, fury and despair; the frantic juggling, loss of control and exhaustion - and of course the overwhelming love. Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve' Lucy Atkins 'A brilliant storyteller, Vaughan serves up every mother's nightmare with consummate skill and a big heart. Clever. Totally compelling. Impossible to put down' Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall 'I loved it and didn't want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request 'A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds' Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty 'An immaculately researched and compelling story about the devastating fall out from one mistake'Jane Shemilt, author of The Playground

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Author:   Sarah Vaughan
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint:   Simon & Schuster Ltd
Edition:   Export/Airside
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 23.40cm
ISBN:  

9781471165047


ISBN 10:   1471165043
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   02 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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'Sarah Vaughan delivers another masterful page-turner, this time tackling early motherhood at its least joyful. As with Anatomy of a Scandal, she writes with intelligence and compassion; the result is a truly gripping read' -- Catherine Isaac, author of Messy, Wonderful Us 'Sarah Vaughan manages to hit that rare sweet spot between satisfying, literary writing and a plot that grips you by the throat. Little Disasters is every bit as brilliant as Anatomy of a Scandal. Superb' -- Cass Green, author of The Killer Inside 'A fabulous twisty look at early motherhood and friendships. Domestic noir and psyche thriller, it's brave and brilliant' -- Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love 'Sarah's writing is so impressive and skilful - the book is gripping, meticulous, and touches the raw nerves of parenthood' -- Terry Stiastny, author of Conflicts of Interest 'Sarah Vaughan turns her pin-sharp attentions to the blame game that is early parenthood, raising the stakes to truly fearful levels. This tense, absorbing read will have parents - in fact, all readers - turning the pages deep into the night' -- Louise Candlish, author of Those People 'An immaculately researched and compelling story about the devastating fall out from one mistake' -- Jane Shemilt, author of The Playground 'A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds. Compelling...and important' -- Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty 'I loved it and didn't want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship' -- Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request 'A brilliant storyteller, Vaughan serves up every mother's nightmare with consummate skill and a big heart. Clever. Totally compelling. Impossible to put down' -- Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall 'Vaughan explores the darker impulses of motherhood - the fear, fury and despair; the frantic juggling, loss of control and exhaustion - and of course the overwhelming love. Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve' -- Lucy Atkins 'Compelling, beautifully written, so perceptive and emotionally devastating. Like Anatomy of a Scandal, it feels like an important book as well as a brilliant read' -- Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party 'Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story, brave and honest' -- Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake 'Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise' -- Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange


'Sarah Vaughan manages to hit that rare sweet spot between satisfying, literary writing and a plot that grips you by the throat. Little Disasters is every bit as brilliant as Anatomy of a Scandal. Superb' -- Cass Green, author of The Killer Inside 'A fabulous twisty look at early motherhood and friendships. Domestic noir and psyche thriller, it's brave and brilliant' -- Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love 'Sarah's writing is so impressive and skilful - the book is gripping, meticulous, and touches the raw nerves of parenthood' -- Terry Stiastny, author of Conflicts of Interest 'Sarah Vaughan turns her pin-sharp attentions to the blame game that is early parenthood, raising the stakes to truly fearful levels. This tense, absorbing read will have parents - in fact, all readers - turning the pages deep into the night' -- Louise Candlish, author of Those People 'An immaculately researched and compelling story about the devastating fall out from one mistake' -- Jane Shemilt, author of The Playground 'A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds. Compelling...and important' -- Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty 'I loved it and didn't want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship' -- Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request 'A brilliant storyteller, Vaughan serves up every mother's nightmare with consummate skill and a big heart. Clever. Totally compelling. Impossible to put down' -- Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall 'Vaughan explores the darker impulses of motherhood - the fear, fury and despair; the frantic juggling, loss of control and exhaustion - and of course the overwhelming love. Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve' -- Lucy Atkins 'Compelling, beautifully written, so perceptive and emotionally devastating. Like Anatomy of a Scandal, it feels like an important book as well as a brilliant read' -- Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party 'Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story, brave and honest' -- Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake 'Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise' -- Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange


'A fabulous twisty look at early motherhood and friendships. Domestic noir and psyche thriller, it's brave and brilliant' -- Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love 'Sarah's writing is so impressive and skilful - the book is gripping, meticulous, and touches the raw nerves of parenthood' -- Terry Stiastny, author of Conflicts of Interest 'Sarah Vaughan turns her pin-sharp attentions to the blame game that is early parenthood, raising the stakes to truly fearful levels. This tense, absorbing read will have parents - in fact, all readers - turning the pages deep into the night' -- Louise Candlish, author of Those People 'An immaculately researched and compelling story about the devastating fall out from one mistake' -- Jane Shemilt, author of The Playground 'A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds. Compelling...and important' -- Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty 'I loved it and didn't want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship' -- Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request 'A brilliant storyteller, Vaughan serves up every mother's nightmare with consummate skill and a big heart. Clever. Totally compelling. Impossible to put down' -- Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall 'Vaughan explores the darker impulses of motherhood - the fear, fury and despair; the frantic juggling, loss of control and exhaustion - and of course the overwhelming love. Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve' -- Lucy Atkins 'Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story, brave and honest' -- Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake 'Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise' -- Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange


Author Information

Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to become a journalist. After training at the Press Association, she spent eleven years at the Guardian as a news reporter and political correspondent before leaving to freelance and write fiction. Her first two novels, The Art of Baking Blind and The Farm at the Edge of the World, were followed by her first psychological thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal: a Sunday Times bestseller, and Richard & Judy pick of the decade, developed as a Netflix series starring Rupert Friend, Michelle Dockery and Sienna Miller. Her fourth novel, Little Disasters, a Waterstone's thriller of the month, was published in 2020. Reputation is her fifth novel.

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