Internationally bestselling crime author Sophie Hannah joins us at Jarrold for a crime-themed cream tea event, to launch her suspenseful new psychological thriller, Haven’t They Grown.
Enjoy a tasty cream tea then prepare to be enthralled as Sophie discusses Haven’t They Grown, in which we meet Beth. While dropping her children at school, Beth spies her former best friend, Flora, whom she parted from in painful circumstances twelve years ago. Twelve years ago Flora’s own children were aged five and three. Today they are still five and three. Why haven’t they grown?
Followed by a Q&A with Sophie and an opportunity to get your book signed.
Tickets £23 and include a copy of the book and cream tea for one. Available from Customer Services, floor 2 or online via Eventbrite.
About the book
All Beth has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home.
Just because she knows that her former best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn't mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that, and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn't seen Flora Braid for twelve years.
But she can't resist. She parks outside Flora's house and watches from across the road as Flora and her children, Thomas and Emily, step out of the car. Except...
There's something terribly wrong.
Flora looks the same, only older - just as Beth would have expected. It's the children that are the problem. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily Braid were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are still five and three. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt - Beth hears Flora call them by their names - but they haven't changed at all. They are no taller, no older.
About the author
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer, translated into 49 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. Sophie is the author of the bestselling Poirot continuation mysteries. The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her family.