Gaby Mortimer, a TV personality, finds a body on an early morning run. Horrified by the poor girl’s condition, she rearranges her clothes and smooths her hair. And shortly after the police arrive on the scene, it’s clear that they consider Gaby herself a suspect.
With her husband out of town and reporters staking out her house, Gaby is pretty freaked out. Her TV show tells her to take some time off, so she decides to use it by looking into the murder herself.
Full of red herrings and literary slight of hand, Under Your Skin kept me guessing until the very end. No mean feat for a thriller lover.
One of this year’s best…
In this page-turning debut from talented crime writer Sabine Durrant, a woman makes a chilling discovery in the woods that changes her life forever.
Gaby Mortimer is the woman who has it all. But everything changes when she finds a body on the common near her home. She’s shaken and haunted by the image of the lifeless young woman, and frightened that the killer, still at large, could strike again.
Before long, the police have a lead. The evidence points to a very clear suspect. One Gaby never saw coming . . .
Full of twists and turns, this is a dark and suspenseful psychological thriller that will make you secondguess everything. Because you can never be too sure about anything, especially when it comes to murder.
About the Author
Sabine Durrant is a former assistant editor of The Guardian and a former literary editor at The Sunday Times whose feature writing has appeared in numerous British national newspapers and magazines. She is currently a magazine profile writer for The Sunday Telegraph and a contributor to The Guardian’s family section. She lives in south London with her partner, sportswriter Giles Smith, and their three children.
"Durrant skillfully keeps the twisty story on track... right up to the shocking conclusion."
"Durrant's story is meticulous and detail-laden... probably [her] best to date."
"This psychological thriller is recommended for fans of Gone Girl and Lisa Unger's Fragile."
"The Gone Girl effect."
"Sabine Durrant offers more twists than a roller coaster in her thriller Under Your Skin, which proves you can trust no one."
"If you like Gone Girl, you'll love... Under Your Skin."
"The book doesn't leave one moment for the reader to be bored and I couldn't put it down. Psychological thriller? That's putting it mildly.... Get yourself a copy, lock the door and settle in for a ride you won't forget."
"Gripping and utterly absorbing."
“The denouement will make you want to read it all over again to search for the clues you missed the first time.”
"Sabine Durrant’s first foray into crime fiction, Under Your Skin had hooked me from the start."
"A shrewd murder mystery."
"Sabine Durrant is a talented and gifted story teller."
"In terms of riveting, can't-put-it-down mysteries, this book absolutely qualifies... This is the sort of book you want to tell your friends about, to be the one who recommended it to others."