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Are you a fan of thrillers?

Join authors Louise Candlish, Katherine Faulkner, Stephanie Wrobel in conversation with Shinan Govani about the lure of thrillers, and what makes them so appealing both on the page and on the screen.

The Heights by Louise Candlish

"Candlish just gets better and better and better. I didn't read The Heights, I inhaled it. Her sense of place is second to none and her attention to detail is forensic. She's absolutely at the top of her game."

- Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of Invisible Girl

The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn't know it existed if you weren't standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that's when you see a man up there-a man you'd recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it's definitely him.

But that can't be because he's been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact.

Because you're the one who killed him.       



Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
"I devoured Greenwich Park in two greedy sittings. The writing is razor-sharp, the characters deliciously problematic, and the ending utterly gasp-worthy. You'll remember this thriller long after the final page."

- Robin Morgan-Bentley, author of The Wreckage 


Greenwich Park is a twisty, whip-smart debut thriller, as electrifying as the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, about impending motherhood, unreliable friendship, and the high price of keeping secrets.


This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel
"A genius, ripped-from-the-headlines masterpiece with a cult at its centre. Inventive, disturbing, and tense, This Might Hurt hypnotizes the reader until we realize, too late, what is truly happening. The very definition of suspense, this extraordinary novel will steal your breath away."

- Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge 

From the national and USA TODAY bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold comes a dark, thrilling novel about two sisters-one trapped in the clutches of a cult, the other in a web of her own lies.

Welcome to Wisewood. We'll keep your secrets if you keep ours.
Natalie Collins hasn't heard from her sister in more than half a year.

The last time they spoke, Kit was slogging from mundane workdays to obligatory happy hours to crying in the shower about their dead mother. She told Natalie she was sure there was something more out there.

And then she found Wisewood.



LOUISE CANDLISH is the Sunday Times (London) bestselling author of fourteen novels. Our House, a #1 bestseller, won the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards, was longlisted for the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award. It is now in development for a major TV series with Red Planet Pictures, producers of Death in Paradise. Louise lives in London with her husband and daughter. Visit her at or connect with her on Twitter @Louise_Candlish.

KATHERINE FAULKNER, an award-winning journalist, studied history at Cambridge. She has worked as an investigative reporter and an editor and was formerly the joint Head of News at The Times (London). She lives in London, where she grew up, with her husband and two daughters. Greenwich Park is her first novel. Visit her at  or connect with her on Twitter @k_faulkner and Instagram @katherinefaulknerwrites

STEPHANIE WROBEL is the author of Darling Rose Gold, a USA TODAY and international bestseller that has sold in twenty-one countries and was shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Wrobel grew up in Chicago and now lives in London. This Might Hurt is her second novel. Visit her at and connect with her on Twitter @StephWrobel and Instagram @StephanieWrobel.


SHINAN GOVANI, a freelance contributing columnist who was once dubbed "the go-to Canadian" by Page Six, is both social chronicler and pop culture decoder. He's reported from Art Basel, in Miami, fashion weeks in Milan and Paris and film festivals at Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto. The author of the novel Boldface Names, Govani's work has appeared in Hello Canada, Salon, and Details.

You can follow Shinan on Twitter @shinangovani  or read his work Weekly in The Toronto Star, or his bylines in Tatler, Town & Country, AirMail, The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair.


Saturday, February 26, 2022 -
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