'I started reading and couldn't stop . . . a must-read that will tap into every mother's primal fears' Sophie Hannah
'A well-paced psychological thriller with more than a hint of Minette Walters about it' Sunday Express
'A thought provoking, taut and suspenseful thriller that you won't forget in a hurry.' Easy Living
Millar is a genius at capturing the complicated emotions of parenthood, and her taut, suspenseful plot makes this an unputdownable read MARIE CLAIRE This compelling and impressive debut is told from the point of view of all three women, and the readers sympathy shifts constantly as the story becomes more creepy and unsettling when layers of intrigue and manipulation are slowly revealed GUARDIAN Millar exposes brilliantly the dilemma of working mums and clearly has a lot of sympathy for a situation that seems loaded against them . . . perceptive and well-written, The Playdate is utterly compelling and a sure-fire winner RED British author Millars engrossing debut offers an unsettling, realistic view of friendships, gossip, and loneliness
What starts as a quiet story about neighbors soon builds into a gripping psychological thriller PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Like the best thrillers, it is quietly creepy and expertly crafted. Add it to your book club reading list now STYLIST Louise Millars stunning debut The Playdate [focuses] on three women, but, in the case of this impossible-to- put-down psychological thriller, their lives dont simply intertwine, they collide, with disastrous consequences
The Playdate is an amazingly accomplished work for a first- time author and I cant wait to read Louise Millars next book. IRISH INDEPENDENT This gripping contemporary thriller will have you turning the pages, and re-evaluating people you call friends
SARAH BROADHURST, LOVE READING Clever and scary. Millar plays with the darkness beneath apparently normal lives IRISH EXAMINER Millars well-drawn characters and impeccably structured plot instantly grab the reader and may leave parents wondering who to trust with their children. A supremely accomplished debut thriller by a writer to watch BOOKLIST 'A pacy, beautifully written novel that will tap into every mother's nightmares' by Erin Kelly author of THE SICK ROSE
Single mother Callie has come to rely heavily on her best friend Suzy. But Callie suspects Suzy's life isn't as simple as it seems. It's time she pulled away - going back to work is just the first step towards rediscovering her old confidence. So why does she keep putting off telling Suzy about her new job? Suzy and Callie live close to each other on a typical cramped, anonymous London street. Neighbours seem to move in, and move on, before you have even learned their names. Callie's increased sense of alienation leads her to try to befriend a new resident on her street, Debs. But Debs is anxious, odd. You wouldn't trust her with your child - especially not if you knew anything about her past. A brilliant and chilling evocation of modern life, The Playdate is a real talking-point book for mothers everywhere.