Kicking off the UK press reviews for OUR HOUSE is this one in The Guardian... A huge thank you to Laura Wilson for including it in her Best Crime Novels round-up (and for coining the term 'property porn thriller'!).
In advance of August publication of OUR HOUSE in the US, Early Bird Books are running a fantastic giveaway of FIVE mysteries and thrillers from Berkley (Penguin Random House)... Go catch the worms!
The rather brilliant and unfailingly discerning Clare Mackintosh has recommended OUR HOUSE to none other than Graham Norton on his Saturday radio show - you can hear Clare's interview here. I found it fascinating to hear her talk about her own new novel LET ME LIE (I've read it, it's superb) and about what she enjoyed about policing (not fingerprinting). Thank you, Clare, and thank you, GN!
Well, there are some clever people at Simon & Schuster UK. Very clever. If you have a minute (literally, one minute), check out this trailer for OUR HOUSE.
(I'll put my thesaurus away now and let you watch...)
Pre-publication events for OUR HOUSE are underway in the UK, bringing April 5th ever closer! This morning I met journalists for breakfast at Riding House Cafe in London - along with two very talented Catherines (Isaac, pictured with me below, and Steadman). Love the keyring Simon & Schuster gave guests: nothing says marital breakdown and criminal deception like this little cutie...
A Very Happy New Year! With just three months to go until OUR HOUSE comes out in the UK, I'm delighted that the book has been picked by Fabulous magazine as one to watch this year. What's more, it's pre-ordering now on Kindle for just £4.99...
...it's your turn - there's an OUR HOUSE giveaway going on right now!
...your attention, please! Our House is now up for request...
Ever since I was a child copying the art deco covers of my Evelyn Waugh Penguin Classics in pen and ink and colouring them with poster paints (we didn't have the internet then, OK), I have thought one of the best jobs in the world is the book jacket designer. Except for the fact that they have to deal with authors saying things like, 'Hmm, that's not what I imagined. And yet I can't really say what I did imagine.' In this feature for Books and the City, I try to explain how the UK and US cover designs came about. Just quickly, though, and without my poster paints.
Pictured here: the original idea for the US cover.
It's all happening! Here now is the cover for the US edition of OUR HOUSE, published August 2018 by Berkley. I absolutely love it! Stormy skies foretell a dark, dark story. And a gold star to anyone who spots that the house is the same one as on the UK cover. Synergy, my dears.