ELLE Books Editor's Pick

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Sophie Hannah’s Culver Valley Crime series has now been running for nearly a decade, and there is no discernable dip in her ability to take what’s in the pop culture ether and turn it into a truly chilling domestic crime. This time the body is that of clickbait columnist Damon Blundy, a man whose inbox is awash with enemies. In the past Sophie Hannah has used marital affairs, secret mini breaks and our obsession with property search websites as springboards for plots that get under the readers skin with apparent ease. This time, she takes apart our online lives and the mayhem our truths, half truths and carefully polished internet identities can cause us, to chilling effect. She is an exceptional storyteller – this is exactly the sort of crime read can lead to missed tube stops and sleepless nights.

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