A psychological drama of cat and mouse that shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul.
Would-be writer Maurice Swift doesn’t care where he finds his stories – or to whom they belong – as long as they help him rise to the top.
John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He has written eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. John’s novels have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart’s Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller.
‘A dark morality tale in the mould of Patricia Highsmith . . . consistently intriguing’ Daily Mail
‘Tender, dark, hilarious, heartbreaking – I loved it.’ Vogue
‘It’s been a long time since I read anything so compelling and satisfying. At times incredibly funny, at others, heartrending.’ Sarah Winman
‘By turns savvy, witty and achingly sad . . . This is a novelist at the top of his game.’ Mail on Sunday
‘I ran through the whole range of human emotions while reading this brilliant novel. It’s a masterpiece.’ Cathy Rentzenbrink
‘Screamingly funny one minute and heartbreaking the next.’ Daily Express
‘A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . compelling and terrifying, powerful and intensely unsettling.’ – Hannah Beckerman, Observer