Out Of Her Depth

Lizzy Barber

28 April 2022
432 pages


A Richard and Judy Book Club pick.

Patricia Highsmith meets E. Lockhart in Out Of Her Depth – a simmering Summer thriller about the choices you make as a teenager, and what happens when they go horribly wrong . . .

'This book is, quite simply, sublime'- Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour

Meet Rachel.
An unassuming young woman from a quiet London suburb.

Picture the scene:
A summer job at the beautiful Villa Medici in the Tuscan hills.
A group of glamorous teenagers, used to a life of privilege.
Lavish parties, heady sun-soaked days, backstabbing and bedhopping.

Until someone goes too far.
And nothing will ever be the same . . .

Readers love Lizzy Barber's Out Of Her Depth:
‘Really believable characters, a great plot, a wonderful setting . . . felt like I was in Italy soaking up the sun’ *****
‘A tantalisingly written suspense . . . and a premise that delivers. Delicious.’ *****
‘A classic take on the unreliable narrator, a terrific page turner with themes of those with privilege versus those without’ *****
‘This is one of those totally addictive psychological thrillers that has you reading 'just one more page' and ignoring everything else you need to do until you finish it’ *****

This book is, quite simply, sublime

A compelling and compulsive read that had me gripped
I can't rave about this book enough. Atmospheric, gripping, pacey and superbly written, Out of Her Depth has everything you want in a novel and more. I absolutely loved it.