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The Text
  • Published: 31 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405935623
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Text

A short story



A single text changed her life. Did it end his?

Emily Latimer is furious. Her boss Andrew is being so unreasonable, as always. She fires off a text to her boyfriend, only in her haste she sends it to her whole office group.

In it she says Andrew's being difficult about letting her have time off work. That she is angry. That she hopes he dies. The next day her face burns in the office. No one believes her when she says it was a typo, she meant to say does. She hopes he does.

It's a nightmare. But it gets worse - Andrew doesn't turn up for work. And then the police come knocking. Because Andrew Burton has been murdered ...

  • Published: 31 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405935623
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the author

Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women's magazines and national newspapers, but she's dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award, with her first novel, The Sisters. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

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