This fresh, exciting, twisty debut psychological thriller explores with terrifying credibility how rumours can wreck lives . . .
Lesley Kara is an alumna of the Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' course. She lives on the North Essex coast. Her first novel, The Rumour, was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller. Her second novel, Who Did You Tell?, is out soon.
"In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation,
Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page." * Paula
Hawkins, No.1 bestselling author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO
THE WATER *
"A great debut with a slyly clever premise and a rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence." * Fiona Barton, bestselling author of THE WIDOW and THE CHILD *
"An intriguing premise, a creeping sense of dread, and a twist you won't see coming! Everyone is going to be talking about The Rumour." * Shari Lapena, bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR *
"A brilliant premise with a killer twist. The Rumour depicts the prejudices and secrets that simmer in a small seaside town to devastating effect." * Colette McBeth, author of AN ACT OF SILENCE *
"Pssst, have you heard... #TheRumour is a cracking thriller about the damage that idle gossip can wreak in a small town. I thought I had the twist worked out. Boy was I wrong!" * Tammy Cohen *