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  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784160227
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

Disclaimer




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…

  • Pub date: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784160227
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Renée Knight

Renée Knight worked as a documentary-maker for the BBC before turning to writing. She is a graduate of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course, and lives in London with her husband and two children. Her widely acclaimed debut novel, Disclaimer, was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. The Secretary is her second novel.

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Praise for Disclaimer

“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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