Out on 08 April 2021

The Imposter

Anna Wharton

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08 April 2021
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Anna Wharton's debut, The Imposter, is a spine-chilling suspense about obsession, loneliness and the lies we tell ourselves in order to live with ourselves . . .

The lives of others have always fascinated newspaper archivist Chloe. And when she comes across a cutting of a little girl who went missing twenty-five years ago, she is moved by the unwavering devotion of the child’s parents and their belief that their daughter will one day return.

Meanwhile, news that her beloved Nan, the only family she has left, must move into a nursing home, leaves Chloe distraught and soon to be homeless. So when the missing girl’s parents advertise for a lodger, Chloe sees this as a sign – a new home and the perfect opportunity to investigate the case. But it’s not long until she realises the couple aren’t all they seem from the outside . . .

With everyone in the house hiding something, the question is – whose secrets are the most dangerous?

I read Anna's book in one sitting and loved it! It grips and drags you into ever darker, more terrifying territory right up to the last paragraph, and beyond that, too, leaving you grappling with your own sense of morality

Tasha Kavanagh, author of Things We Have in Common

A compelling story of obsession and loneliness

Nell Pattison, author of The Silent House

Evocative, beautifully written and wise, this pacy novel really is one of the best pieces of fiction I have read this year.

Fiona Mitchell, author of The Swap