Look In the Mirror: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Look In the Mirror: A Novel (Hardcover)


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When Nina’s father dies, she is left something in his will: a gleaming dream vacation home in a balmy tropical paradise.

She’ll find out the hard way that what you inherit from those you love can end up costing your life in this heart-pounding thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water.

Nina, still grieving from the loss of her father, discovers that she has inherited property in the British Virgin Islandsa vacation home she had no idea existed, until now. The house is extraordinary: state-of-the-art, all glass and marble. How did her sensible father come into enough money for this? Why did he keep it from her? And what else was he hiding?

Maria, once an ambitious medical student, is a nanny for the super-rich. The money’s better, and so are the destinations where her work takes her. Just one more gig, and she’ll be set. Finally, she’ll be secure. But when her wards never show, Maria begins to make herself at home, spending her days luxuriating by the pool and in the sauna. There’s just one rule: Don’t go in the basement. That room is off-limits. But her curiosity might just get the better of her. And soon, she’ll wish her only worry was not getting paid.
Catherine Steadman is an actress and author based in London. She has appeared in leading roles on British and American television as well as on stage in the West End, where she has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. She grew up in the New Forest, Hampshire, and now lives in North London with her husband and daughter. Catherine’s first novel, Something in the Water, was a New York Times bestseller with rights sold in over thirty territories. She is also the author of Mr. Nobody, The Disappearing Act, and The Family Game, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593725740
ISBN-10: 0593725743
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: July 30th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English
“The vacation home of dreams . . . or nightmares? What a ride—I tore through this nail-biting, pacy read in a day and it left me wanting more. Catherine Steadman treads the perfect line in this novel between suspense and pure terror—at points I wanted to stop reading as I was so scared, but at the same time I couldn’t stop turning the pages. Unpredictable and deeply unsettling, this is a must-read.”—Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author of The Retreat

Look in the Mirror is an astonishing adrenaline rush of a novel, one that keeps you guessing from start to finish. Catherine Steadman has created an endlessly surprising puzzle box of a thriller in which one’s most personal memories are used as tests—you fail, you die. This is the best novel I’ve read in ages.”—Danielle Trussoni, New York Times bestselling author of The Puzzle Master

“A summer thriller that will keep you from looking at your own reflection for days, Look In the Mirror is a nail-biting page turner. . . . Will keep readers glued.”HuffPo

“An inheritance puzzle turns sinister in this beguiling, atmospheric mystery. . . . A seductive, expertly plotted page-turner that will give you the shivers.”—Louise Candlish, bestselling author of The Only Suspect

“An absolute rollercoaster of a read, Look in the Mirror will leave you breathless.”—Jane Fallon, bestselling author of Over Sharing