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The Ties That Bind Erin Kelly

The Ties That Bind By Erin Kelly

The Ties That Bind by Erin Kelly

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Could a soul, once sold, be truly redeemed? A gripping and elegant psychological thriller from the bestselling author of He Said/She Said and The Poison Tree.

The Ties That Bind Summary

The Ties That Bind by Erin Kelly

THE TIES THAT BIND is the fourth novel from Erin Kelly, the author of THE POISON TREE and HE SAID/SHE SAID. Gripping, twisty and compelling, it confirms her as a mistress of psychological suspense.

Could a soul, once sold, truly be redeemed?

'Full of well-drawn characters and heart-stopping moments, Kelly's book is deeply satisfying.' - Sunday Express

Luke is a true crime writer in search of a story. When he flees to Brighton after an explosive break-up, the perfect subject lands in his lap: reformed gangster Joss Grand. Now in his eighties, Grand once ruled the Brighton underworld with his sadistic sidekick Jacky Nye - until Jacky washed up by the West Pier in 1968, strangled and thrown into the sea. Though Grand's alibi seems cast-iron, Luke is sure there's more to the story than meets the eye, and he convinces the criminal-turned-philanthropist to be interviewed for a book about his life.

Luke is drawn deeper into the mystery of Jacky Nye's murder. Was Grand there that night? Is he really as reformed a character as he claims? And who was the girl in the red coat seen fleeing the murder scene? Soon Luke realises that in stirring up secrets from the past, he may have placed himself in terrible danger.

STONE MOTHERS, the new novel by Erin Kelly, is available to buy now!

The Ties That Bind Reviews

An elegantly plotted, convincing and beautifully written thriller. * Sunday Mirror *
Erin Kelly's fourth novel sees her develop her already impressive crime writing skills as she moves away from the domestic thriller to a tale of thuggery in Sixties Brighton. Full of well-drawn characters and heart-stopping moments... deeply satisfying. * Sunday Express *
Flitting between present and past, the story is particularly affecting in its atmospheric re-creation of Brighton's historical criminal underworld. Equally gripping, however, is the paranoid Luke's slide into moral relativism, as he increasingly aligns himself with malign forces. * Irish Times *
A gripping story... prepare to be gripped. * Fabulous *
Another tension-filled mystery filled with compelling characters and plot twists. * Bella *
A gripping story... the reader becomes engrossed. * Irish Tatler *
This is a tightly written thriller that keeps the pressure full on to the end. * Buzz Magazine *
Intelligent and gripping thriller about the past and the way it shapes us. * Catholic Herald *
Kelly weaves a masterful web of intrigue, lies and divided loyalties. Her psychological insight and taut plot create a satisfying thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. * Press Association *
An author in total command of the tensions within dysfunctional families . . . Gripping all the way. * The Times on The Burning Air *

About Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose, The Burning Air, The Ties That Bind, He Said/She Said, Stone Mothers and Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. In 2013, The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2011. He Said/She Said spent six weeks in the top ten in both hardback and paperback, was longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier crime novel of the year award, and selected for both the Simon Mayo Radio 2 and Richard & Judy Book Clubs. She has worked as a freelance journalist since 1998 and written for the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, New Statesman, Red, Elle, Cosmopolitan and The Pool. Born in London in 1976, she lives in north London with her husband and daughters.

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The Ties That Bind by Erin Kelly
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton
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