Creepy and compelling; Cuckoo gets you in its claws and doesn't let go --SJ Bolton, CWA Gold Dagger shortlisted author
Crouch's first novel is a gripping read. Fluently written with mounting suspense and foreboding, it takes the notion of the friend who overstays her welcome to extremes and the reader knows there will be tears before long if not blood on the Aga. --Cath Staincliffe, author of the Sal Kilkenny mysteries
From the very first page, this novel had me entranced. With its utterly believable cast of characters and family life to its enviable and idyllic setting, CUCKOO is an amalgam of brilliant writing and heart-stopping tension! --Sam Hayes, author of Tell Tale
Seriously sinister, will make you think again about every close friendship you've ever had --Jane Casey, author of The Missing
Julia Crouch is already being likened to Sophie Hannah. I'm sure all readers of Sophie will enjoy Cuckoo. But Julia Crouch isn't the next Sophie Hannah. Julia Crouch is the new Julia Crouch --High Heels and Publishing Deals
This is an utterly gripping psychological drama for reading groups, in the vein of Sophie Hannah.
A dark, juicy, deliciously unsettling, read-it-in-one-sitting psychological drama.Rose has it all - the gorgeous children, the husband, the beautiful home. But then her best friend Polly comes to stay. Very soon, Rose's cosy world starts to fall apart at the seams - her baby falls dangerously ill, her husband is distracted - is Polly behind it all? It appears that once you invite Polly into your home, it's very difficult to get her out again...
About the Author
After a drama degree at Bristol University, Julia Crouch spent ten years devising, directing and writing for the theatre. During this time she had twelve plays produced and co-founded Bristol's Public Parts Theatre Company. She lives in Brighton with her husband, the actor and playwright Tim Crouch, and their three children. CUCKOO is her first novel.