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Nearest Thing to Crazy [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Forbes
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)

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Review

As featured on BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour.
,/br> 'A wonderfully observed tale. Clever, compelling and utterly captivating.' - Caroline Smailes, author of The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

'...filled with a cast of intriguing characters who live and breathe on the page. I loved it.' - Amanda Jennings, author of Sworn Secret

'A clever, unputdownable study of madness and manipulation.' - Hereford Times

'This psychological thriller, with complex plot twists and subtle characterisation, reprises the theme of the outsider trying to drive an insider insane or does it?' 4/5 - The Lady, 1st November 2013

'This is a book with the power to make you catch your breath whenever you think of it.' - Fleur in Her World

'There is no doubt that this is going to be one of my Top Ten Books of the year. There were times when I was actually a little bit scared of turning over the page, this is a mind-bending psychological head-f%!k of the highest order. I loved it!' - Anne Cater, New Books Magazine


'The Nearest Thing to Crazy took hold of me from the start and didn't let go until the end. In fact I am still thinking about this book and its themes a week after finishing. This is a great book and it deserves all the praise it could possibly be given.' - --Jessica Patient, The View From Here

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Dan and a group of his friends enjoy Sunday lunch together on a perfect summer's day. They're pleased to welcome their glamorous new neighbour and novelist, Ellie, who has rented a house in the village to work on her book. She likes to place herself in the centre of her plots, she says, although it's hard to see what she'll find to write about in this quiet backwater.
As Ellie slots effortlessly into the village social scene, Dan's wife begins to feel increasingly alienated from her friends and isolated from her family but, for the life of her, she can't fathom out why ...

About the Author

Elizabeth Forbes lives in Herefordshire with her husband, dogs and chickens. She studied with the Open University for a BA in Literature and graduated with First Class Honours.

Jacket image: Marcela Angarita copyright Alessandro Massarini
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