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The Storm

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Summary

Doesn't every marriage have a dark side?

To the outside world Hannah married the perfect man. Behind the closed doors of their imposing home it’s a very different story. Nathan controls everything Hannah does. He chooses her clothes, checks her receipts and keeps her passport locked away. But why does she let him? 

Years before, in the midst of a relentless storm, the tragic events of one night changed everything. And Hannah has been living with the consequences ever since. Keeping Nathan happy. Doing as she’s told.

But the past is about to catch up with them.

Set against the unforgiving backdrop of a Cornish fishing port in the ‘90s, this is a devastating exploration of the power of coercive control in a marriage where nothing is quite as it seems.... 

©2020 Amanda Jennings (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Beautifully written, chilling and absorbing." (Adele Parks, Sunday Times number one best-selling author of Lies Lies Lies)

"Her best novel yet.... Twisty, malevolent and gripping." (Lisa Jewell, number one best-selling author of The Family Upstairs

"Evocative and affecting." (Crime Monthly)

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Brilliant

Beautiful use of language. Very thought provoking and gripping to the end. I really didn’t want to finish it!

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Oh, the tangled web we weave...

I love Amanda Jenning's novels. She portrays people with all their twisted psychological complexities and doesn't baulk from showing warts and all. Her love of Cornwall shines through, brought to life by both narrators' excellent interpretation of her story. I lived in a Cornish fishing community for a while and Amanda has nailed the small environment, the way everyone knows everybody else's business and how life revolves around the sea and the pub. I immersed myself in this book, which shows Cornwall's working side - the tough fishing industry, the rough banter of the younger, bullish fishermen, the shop keepers and pubs - and not the idealised rose-tinted version so many people have of the county. Well done, Amanda, another success!

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ok but

I found this book ok but had something missing for me. It went on a bit and I found that I didn’t care for the characters by the end.