Join us for our launch event in Manchester for a sparkling drinks reception, followed by a delicious lunch while two award winning authors reveal the inspirations behind their latest books. Take a table of ten and entertain clients or socialise with friends or join our mixed tables and meet some likeminded women. This is a lunch that celebrates the good things in life; fizz, food, books and conversation.
The Couple at the Table
Sophie Hannah is an award-winning poet and Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK, she has helped to create a Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge and she is also the founder of the Dream Author coaching programme for writers. She has recently published a self-help book called How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment – The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life. She lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.
You’re on your honeymoon at an exclusive couples-only resort. You receive a note warning you to ‘Beware of the couple at the table nearest to yours’. At dinner that night, five other couples are present, and none of their tables is any nearer or further away than any of the others. It’s as if someone has set the scene in order to make the warning note meaningless – but why would anyone do that? You have no idea.
You also don’t know that you’re about to be murdered, or that once you’re dead, all the evidence will suggest that no one there that night could possibly have committed the crime.
So who might be trying to warn you? And who might be about to commit the perfect impossible murder?
Praise for Sophie Hannah
The Couple at the Table has everything you want in a mystery – a cryptic threat, a murder, a closed circle of suspects and an unguessable solution. Completely ingenious, entirely satisfying – a delight from start to finish. Alex Michaelides, internationally bestselling author of The Silent Patient
Brought up in Devon, Sarah read English at Oxford before training at the Press Association. She was news reporter, political correspondent and health correspondent at the Guardian before leaving to freelance and write fiction. Anatomy of a Scandal, her third novel and instant international bestseller, was long-listed for the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2018 and short-listed for the Audible Sounds of Crime Award, GoodReads Jury’s Out award, French Elle’s Prix des Lectrices and Richard & Judy’s ‘Best of the Decade.’ It will air on Netflix in Spring 2022. Little Disasters, her fourth novel, was selected as a Waterstones Thriller of the Month, has been sold internationally, and optioned for TV. Reputation is her fifth novel.
Emma, a high-profile MP wants to make a positive difference but faces threats and trolling as she tries to work in the public eye. When she launches a campaign to protect women from the effects of online bullying, the abuse steps up. And when her teenage daughter’s character is called into question, Emma learns how far she will go to protect both their reputations. But still: how did she come to be standing trial for murder? She only lied once – didn’t she?
This suspenseful, emotionally involving and thought-provoking novel explores perception, power and what it means to be a woman in the world today.
Praise for Sarah Vaughan
Anatomy, with its exploration of consent and privilege, felt uncannily timely when it was published four years ago. Vaughan’s forthcoming novel, Reputation, might be even more so. The Guardian
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