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The Image of Her

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529406504

Price: £22.99

ON SALE: 22nd July 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

From the author of Blackberry & Wild Rose comes an extraordinary story of two women who never meet and yet share the closest possible bond.

STELLA and CONNIE are strangers, brought together by two traumatic events – cruel twists of fate that happen thousands of miles apart.

Stella lives with her mother, a smothering narcissist. When she succumbs to dementia, the pressures on Stella’s world intensify, culminating in tragedy. As Stella recovers from a near fatal accident, she feels compelled to share her trauma but she finds talking difficult. In her head she confides in Connie because there’s no human being in the world that she feels closer to.

Connie is an expat living in Dubai with her partner, Mark, and their two children. On the face of it she wants for nothing and yet … something about life in this glittering city does not sit well with her. Used to working full time in a career she loves back in England, she struggles to find meaning in the expat life of play-dates and pedicures.

Two women set on a collision course. When they finally link up, it will not be in a way that you, or I, or anyone would ever have expected.

(P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

Reviews

I loved everything about this novel - its wisdom, its beautiful prose, the taut plot, and that last scene which turned me into an emotional wreck... A triumph
Fiona Mitchell, author of THE MAID'S ROOM
I loved it! Beautifully written and a totally original concept, two women who never meet whose lives intertwine... with a very clever mystery at its heart
Elly Griffiths, author of THE DR RUTH GALLOWAY MYSTERIES
A fascinating, gripping book about a subject that was unfamiliar to me. Sonia has such a light touch in weaving so many themes together and a deep understanding of the human psyche
Sophie van Llewyn, author of BOTTLED GOODS
A brilliant book, bringing a deft touch to more than one difficult modern issue while digging deep into questions of identity as old as time
Fiona Erskine, author of THE CHEMICAL DETECTIVE
A thoroughly original idea, beautifully written with compelling characters and a plot that just won't let you stop reading. I loved it
Frances Quinn, author of THE SMALLEST MAN
Brims with love and compassion... A compulsive page-turner that kept me hooked well into the early hours. Emotional and thought provoking ... a testament to an author at the height of her powers
Awais Khan, author of IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
Both main characters ... are equally great and you will be easily consumed by them as you read. Brilliant ... highly recommended. Sonia is a brilliant writer
Fiona Sharp, Waterstones, Durham