Did You See Melody?
Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl.A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.Cara doesn't know what to trust: everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?
A top-notch page-turner full of intrigue and unforgettable characters - Sophie Hannah at her absolute best. Liz Nugent Uber-mystery writer Sophie Hannah lays out a deliciously inventive premise in her new standalone: What would happen if an ordinary woman turned the key on the wrong hotel room door at a ritzy American spa and stepped smack into a famous old case of a missing girl? Hannah lures in the reader with her usual sneaky prowess ... you think you know what's going on, but you don't. Imaginative plotting and tricky characters whip you around until you just give up figuring out the end and hang on. If you're looking for a terrific crime thriller for your next relaxing escape, this is it (but you might want to double-check your room number first). Julia Heaberlin An intriguing premise, a brilliant setting and a conclusion that will haunt you - Did You See Melody is utterly addictive. Emma Kavanagh A fast paced, exhilarating read with a fantastic central plot that keeps you guessing right till the end. Kate Hamer Did You See Melody? is Sophie Hannah at her very best. Twisty as a corkscrew and totally entertaining, it is the definition of a page turner - I read it in one day. Put everything on hold and pick up this book now. Brilliant Jenny Blackhurst Beautifully plotted, Did You See Melody? begins with an intriguing premise and pulls you through the story with breath-taking twists from that moment on...I loved everything about this novel, from the setting to the witty and vivid characters to the immensely satisfying ending. I will be recommending this one to everyone - and you will, too Elizabeth Haynes
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer. Her crime novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie's death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie's novels The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level throughout the UK. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, two children and dog.