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The night guest

Author: Fiona McFarlane
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ruth is widowed, her sons are grown, and she lives in an isolated beach house outside of town. One day a stranger arrives at her door, looking as if she has been blown in from the sea. She claims to be a care-worker and Ruth lets her in. But who exactly is she letting in?
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona McFarlane
ISBN: 9781444776676 1444776673 9781444776690 144477669X
OCLC Number: 862092290
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Awards: Winner of Barbara Jefferis Award 2014
Short-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2014
Short-listed for Los Angeles Times Book Prize 2014
Short-listed for Stella Prize 2014
Long-listed for Folio Prize 2015
Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2014
Description: 275 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Fiona Mcfarlane.

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The hypnotic tale of a psychological battle on unequal terms and a superbly drawn portrait of two very particular women - a beautifully written, unnerving and acutely moving debut.  Read more...

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