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A fiercely tense and twisty debut thriller that will take your breath away. Recommended read: For all fans of The Girl on the Train

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2016
LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016

Imagine if the next thriller you opened was all about you.

'An addictive novel with shades of Gone Girl'
Sunday Times

When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine’s bedside table, she curls up and begins to read.

But as she turns the pages she is horrified to realize she is a key character, a main player.

This story will reveal her darkest secret.

A secret she thought no one else knew…

Reviews

An addictive novel with shades of Gone Girl

Sunday Times

Disclaimer plunges us into our worst nightmare -- somebody knows our darkest secret, and they're sharing it . . .

Val McDermid

Renee Knight's DISCLAIMER is something special . . . an outstandingly clever and twisty tale that's been perfectly engineered to make heads spin

New York Times

Renee Knight's DISCLAIMER is something special . . . an outstandingly clever and twisty tale that's been perfectly engineered to make heads spin

New York Times

Sensationally good psychological suspense … exactly what a great thriller should be

LEE CHILD

An enthralling thriller

Heat

Will this actually be the next Gone Girl? Well . . . it doesn't disappoint . . . The narrative is elegantly written . . . a maelstrom of appalling revelations and twists, certainly very clever and entertaining

Daily Mail

Will this actually be the next Gone Girl? Well . . . it doesn't disappoint . . . The narrative is elegantly written . . . a maelstrom of appalling revelations and twists, certainly very clever and entertaining

Daily Mail

Poised to establish herself as a big name

Telegraph

A really clever twist . . . superior fodder for your summer hols

Evening Standard

Prepare to cancel all other commitments

Stylist

Superb debut . . . Knight paces the novel beautifully

The Times

You may as well just surrender now and read it and enjoy it because it's not going to go away - and deservedly so

BBC Radio 2 Arts Show

If it's a creepy read you're after, look no further

Good Housekeeping, Thriller of the Month

DISCLAIMER stealthily steals your attention and by the end holds you prisoner - a searing story that resonates long after the final page. The best thriller I’ve read this year

ROSAMUND LUPTON, bestselling author of Sister

An intelligent and twisty thriller

Elle

A terrific novel with a brilliantly creepy central premise. One of the best debut thrillers I have ever read

PAULA DALY

Assured debut novel . . . strong and compelling portrait of two individuals who are forced to confront unpalatable, even unbearable, truths.

Guardian

Fabulously gripping, I just could not put it down.

MARIAN KEYES

Tense and shocking, and full of twists and turns

Booktime

A genuinely original debut novel, nail-bitingly tense and chilling

Irish Independent

Renee Knight skilfully peels away the layers of her story to reveal a tale that is dark, deep and skin crawlingly sinister. I thought it was faultless, a masterclass in thriller writing.

Colette McBeth

I read Disclaimer in two sittings . . . It's that good. . . The premise is the star of the show but Knight's success lies in keeping her plot, characterisation and unpredictability up to that same standard.

Daily Express

A fine example of the genre . . . unbearably tense

Sunday Express

An unsettling page-turner of The Girl on the Train variety that wil live on in readers' imaginations

Grazia

A faultlessly constructed, page-turning debut, Disclaimer delivers its twists and surprises with ease. It is both clever and moving, and I'm full of admiration.

JOANNA BRISCOE

It's Disclaimer that turns out to be the Gone Girl of the season

New York Times

An ingenious and involving tale and a very successful first novel

Literary Review

Fiendishly clever

Daily Mail

Renee Knight's stunning debut is a thriller with a particularly literary flavour, but also with a heart. Best enjoyed slowly, with no skipping to the heart-wrenchign conclusion. Terrific.

Saga Magazine

A deeply probing, intense psychological thriller that was gripping and very difficult to put down

Huffington Post

Disclaimer forms a trinity alongside Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train as the best of domestic noir . . . Disclaimer will be climbing the bestseller list

New York Daily News

An original plot, well-paced to its unexpected climax

The Times

An original plot, well-paced to its unexpected climax

The Times

A highly assured debut novel with a cracking premise . . . a remarkable well written page turner

Euro Crime

A superior piece of dark emotional fiction that will get under your skin.

Sainsburys magazine

Plunges us into our worst nightmare - somebody knows our darkest secret, and they're sharing it

Val McDermid

A finely crafted puzzle box

Spectator

A brilliant premise, superbly executed. I love this book

CLARE MACKINTOSH, author of I LET YOU GO

fantastic - was absolutely gripped. Great idea, could not put it down.

Tweet from Lucy Diamond

Disclaimer is a real one-nighter

Tweet from Polly Samson

It's knockout

Tweet from Claudia Winkleman

The marvel of the new suspense novel “Disclaimer” is that it lives up to its unusually gripping premise. Disclaimer forms a trinity alongside “Gone Girl” and the “The Girl on the Train” as the best of domestic noir. That this is a first novel from Renee Knight, a British television screenwriter, makes her sure hand with what’s sinister that much more stunning.

New York Daily News

A sensational psychological thriller

Jackie Collins

excellent debut

KATE MOSSE, Guardian

excellent debut

KATE MOSSE, Guardian

This bestseller is definitely one of the best thrillers of 2015.

Marie Claire

More original and sophisticated than your average psychological thriller, Renée Knight's DISCLAIMER is an accomplished and addictive tale.

Sunday Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784160227

    January 4, 2016

    Black Swan

    368 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781473509818

    April 9, 2015

    Transworld Digital

    368 pages

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