Out on 11 July 2024

Sharp Glass

Sarah Hilary

11 July 2024
416 pages


Sarah Hilary, Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year winner and author of Black Thorn, returns with Sharp Glass. Trapped and alone in a remote house in the country, one woman must find a way to defeat a captor who has no intention of letting her go.

'A master of her craft. In every book she makes the words sing' Ann Cleeves

The last thing she remembers is standing outside the empty house. One she was employed to pack, ready for removal. Her job is her life. It is her compulsion to take care of an owner’s precious possessions, to do whatever it takes to help them move on. Now she is cold, dirty, damp, trapped in its cellar with no chance of escape, miles from anywhere. His prisoner.

And then he returns.

Her captor believes she holds the answers to why a young girl was murdered a year ago. He refuses to let her go until she reveals her secrets. But he doesn’t know she has hidden depths, and an anger she works hard to control.

The battle lines are drawn. They are the only two people who can solve the mystery of the dead girl, but when the truth is revealed whose life will shatter…?

Praise for Sarah Hilary and Black Thorn:

'An astonishingly gifted writer' Marian Keyes

'Nail-biting, heart-wrenching stuff . . . has the atmopshere and drama of a modern-day du Maurier novel' Erin Kelly

'A mesmerizing story of family and community, secrets and lies. Psychologically rich and captivatingly told' Megan Abbott

I’ve loved Sarah’s work from the beginning. She’s a brave writer, shifting tone and subject matter, always surprising. Above all, she’s a master of her craft. In every book she makes the words sing
Another masterpiece of psychological suspense from the inimitable Sarah Hilary. This shifting, shimmering thriller takes the premise of John Fowles’ The Collector, shakes it by the shoulders and turns it on its head
A clever and tightly woven thriller from an absolute master of her art that speaks to us about the nature of pain and the need for resolution. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn