Publication date: 26.04.2012
Number of pages: 0
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 she pulled away - 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.
A brilliant and chilling evocation of modern life, The Playdate is a real talking-point book for mothers everywhere.
Louise Millar grew up in Scotland. She began her journalism career in music and film magazines, and was a senior commissioning editor at Marie Claire. She has written for the Guardian, Psychologies, Stella, the Independent, the Observer, The Times and Stylist. She is co-founder of the crime-writing collective killerwomen.org.
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