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The Playdate
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You leave your kids with a friend. Everyone does it. Until the day it goes wrong.Single mother Callie has come to rely heavily on her best friend Suzy. But Callie suspects Suzy's life isn't as simple as it seems. It's time Callie pulled away - and going back to work is just the first step towards rediscovering her old confidence. So why does she keep putting off telling Suzy about her new job? Suzy and Callie live close to each other on a typical cramped, anonymous London street. Neighbours seem to move in and move on before you have even learned their names. Callie's increased sense of alienation leads her to try to befriend a new resident on her street, Debs. But Debs is anxious, odd. You wouldn't trust her with your child - especially not if you knew anything about her past.
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About the Author

Louise Millar was brought up in Scotland. She began her journalism career in mainly music and film magazines, working as a sub-editor for Kerrang!, Smash Hits, the NME and Empire. She later moved into features, working as a commissioning editor on women's magazines. She has written for Marie Claire, Red, Psychologies, Stella (Telegraph magazine), the Independent, the Observer, Glamour, Stylist and Eve. She lives in London with her husband and daughters.

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'I started reading and couldn't stop ... a must-read that will tap into every mother's primal fears' Sophie Hannah 'A well-paced psychological thriller with more than a hint of Minette Walters about it' Sunday Express 'A thought provoking, taut and suspenseful thriller that you won't forget in a hurry.' Easy Living 'Millar is a genius at capturing the complicated emotions of parenthood, and her taut, suspenseful plot makes this an unputdownable read' MARIE CLAIRE 'This compelling and impressive debut is told from the point of view of all three women, and the reader's sympathy shifts constantly as the story becomes more creepy and unsettling when layers of intrigue and manipulation are slowly revealed' GUARDIAN 'Millar exposes brilliantly the dilemma of working mums and clearly has a lot of sympathy for a situation that seems loaded against them ... perceptive and well-written, The Playdate is utterly compelling and a sure-fire winner' RED 'British author Millar's engrossing debut offers an unsettling, realistic view of friendships, gossip, and loneliness... What starts as a quiet story about neighbors soon builds into a gripping psychological thriller' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Like the best thrillers, it is quietly creepy and expertly crafted. Add it to your book club reading list now' STYLIST 'Louise Millar's stunning debut The Playdate [focuses] on three women, but, in the case of this impossible-to- put-down psychological thriller, their lives don't simply intertwine, they collide, with disastrous consequences... The Playdate is an amazingly accomplished work for a first- time author and I can't wait to read Louise Millar's next book.' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'This gripping contemporary thriller will have you turning the pages, and re-evaluating people you call friends...' SARAH BROADHURST, LOVE READING 'Clever and scary. Millar plays with the darkness beneath apparently normal lives' IRISH EXAMINER 'Millar's well-drawn characters and impeccably structured plot instantly grab the reader and may leave parents wondering who to trust with their children. A supremely accomplished debut thriller by a writer to watch' BOOKLIST 'A pacy, beautifully written novel that will tap into every mother's nightmares' by Erin Kelly author of THE SICK ROSE

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