Elizabeth Jane Howard

10 September 2015
448 pages


From, Elizabeth Jane Howard, the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles, Falling is a haunting portrait of romantic manipulation.

'A novel which, although full of subtle touches, is as unputdownable as any thriller' – The Times

Harry Kent is a sensitive man in late middle age, a reader and a thinker, without means perhaps but not without charm.

Daisy has recovered from her unhappy past by learning to be self-sufficient, and viewing trust as a weakness. But there is still a part of her that yearns to be cared for once more.

It is this part that Henry sees, and with dedicated and calculated patience he works at her defences. So despite all attempts to resist his attentions, Daisy finds herself falling under Henry's spell . . .

'Her talent seemed so effervescent, so unstoppable, that there was no predicting where it might take her' – Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall

Completely unputdownable
A superb storyteller whose elegantly written novels never fail to pull you in... she tells a taut and compelling story with a subtle build-up of tension that will keep the reader worrying till the end
An engaging study of love which explores our deepest needs and desires