Claire Kendal in Bath

Tuesday 27th May 2014

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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A terrifying psychological thriller, The Book of You , is perfect for fans of addictive and chilling fiction like Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep. 

Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won’t leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there. Being selected for jury service is a relief, and the courtroom feels like a safe haven, a place where Rafe can’t be. But as a violent tale of kidnap and abuse unfolds, Clarissa begins to see parallels between her own situation and that of the young woman on the witness stand. Realizing that she bears the burden of proof, Clarissa unravels the twisted, macabre fairytale that Rafe has spun around them – and discovers that the ending he envisions is more terrifying than she could have imagined.

Claire lives in the South West, and teaches English Literature and Creative Writing. Her gripping and raw tale of obsession, The Book of You is her first novel, and she is now working on her next psychological thriller.