Look In the Mirror: A Novel (Paperback)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water comes “an utter white-knuckle ride that took me into a heart of darkness” (Lucy Foley, author of The Paris Apartment).

“Addictive, thrilling, intoxicating.”—Lisa Jewell, author of None of This Is True

“The vacation home of dreams . . . or nightmares? What a ride—I tore through this nail-biting, pacey read.”—Sarah Pearse, author of The Retreat

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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“Addictive, thrilling, intoxicating.”—Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of None of This Is True

“I tore through this nail-biting, pacy read in a day and it left me wanting more. Unpredictable and deeply unsettling, this is a must-read.”—Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author of The Retreat

“Hypnotic and pulse-pounding, Look in the Mirror is both a dazzling puzzle-box of a thriller and an evocative exploration of trust, power, and how well we really know the people we love. I flew through its lush prose and intricate plot in 24 hours flat—and didn’t want it to end!”—Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of The Spare Room and We Were Never Here

Look in the Mirror is an astonishing adrenaline rush of a novel, one that keeps you guessing from start to finish. This is the best novel I’ve read in ages.”—Danielle Trussoni, New York Times bestselling author of The Puzzle Master

“A gloriously, lushly evoked setting and an utter white-knuckle ride of a plot that took me into a heart of darkness . . . Catherine Steadman more than delivers on the brilliant twists and thrills I’ve come to expect from her writing, yet still rings the changes—this feels totally fresh and unique.”—Lucy Foley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Apartment
Look in the Mirror . . . is tense, completely terrifying, and impossible to put down.”—Flynn Berry, New York Times bestselling author of Northern Spy

“Sinister, stylish, and shocking. Look in the Mirror is the kind of twisting, twisted mystery I just adore.”—Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End

“The most irresistible set-up! This book has it all: superb writing, mysterious academics, sinister puzzles, and brilliant characters. The perfect (unputdownable) book club read.”—Will Dean, author of The Last One

“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

“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

“This page-turner left me breathless—and sleepless—until its shocking conclusion.”—Katherine Wood, author of Ladykiller

“I read Look in the Mirror in one breathless sitting. Utterly compelling, twisted, and original . . . I loved it!”—Lucy Clarke, author of One of the Girls

“Smart and spine-tingling . . . I inhaled it.”Harriet Walker, author of The Wedding Night
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593725764
ISBN-10: 059372576X
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: July 30th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English