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House of Correction: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): French, Nicci
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 1.18in
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$ 21.00
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From The Publisher*

"This house of correction is booby-trapped with twists, the floors paved with trapdoors, quicksand churning in the garden. Enter if you dare."-A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

In this heart-pounding standalone from the internationally bestselling author that People calls "razor sharp," a woman accused of murder attempts to solve her own case from the confines of prison-but as she unravels the truth, everything is called into question, including her own certainty that she is innocent.

Tabitha is not a murderer.

When a body is discovered in Okeham, England, Tabitha is shocked to find herself being placed in handcuffs. It must be a mistake. She'd only recently moved back to her childhood hometown, not even getting a chance to reacquaint herself with the neighbors. How could she possibly be a murder suspect?

She knows she's not.

As Tabitha is shepherded through the system, her entire life is picked apart and scrutinized -her history of depression and medications, her decision to move back to a town she supposedly hated . . . and of course, her past relationship with the victim, her former teacher. But most unsettling, Tabitha's own memories of that day are a complete blur.

She thinks she's not.

From the isolation of the correctional facility, Tabitha dissects every piece of evidence, every testimony she can get her hands on, matching them against her own recollections. But as dark, long-buried memories from her childhood come to light, Tabatha begins to question if she knows what kind of person she is after all. The world is convinced she's a killer. Tabatha needs to prove them all wrong.

But what if she's only lying to herself? 

Review Quote*"This house of correction is booby-trapped with twists, the floors paved with trapdoors, quicksand churning in the garden. Enter if you dare."-A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
Review Quote*"Seamlessly shifts from prison drama to procedural to legal thriller-and finally to an ingenious twist on the locked-room mystery. French continues to impress."
Review Quote*"Another winner . . . combining an impeccably constructed, secrecy-prone English village with masterful plotting and an indefatigable protagonist who carries on, no matter the cost."
Review Quote*"Razor-sharp writing by French expertly amps the tension."
Review Quote*"International bestseller French belongs on every thriller fan's TBR list."
Review Quote*"Having ended the saga of forensic psychologist Frieda Klein on a suitably harrowing note, French produces a stand-alone that's just as suspenseful . . . The sorely tried heroine realizes, "I can't trust anyone." Neither can the expertly manipulated reader."
Review Quote*"Fans of domestic thrillers will be rewarded."
Review Quote*"An enthralling and addicting novel . . . Longtime fans of French will find their high expectations rewarded, while newcomers will be motivated to explore the author's backlist. I envy their discovery."