The Favour

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What to expect

‘Taut, compelling and deliciously dark’ B. A. Paris

Leah Dawson and McKenna Hawkins had a lot in common, but they had never met.

They are smart, professional women living in the same sunny, prosperous neighbourhood in lovely houses with picket fences and beautiful gardens. And they were both married to successful, good-looking men who both seem bent on having ‘the perfect wife’.

They don’t – ever – find themselves in the same train carriage or meet accidentally at the gym or in the coffee shop. And they don’t – ever – discuss their problems and find common ground.

But they do cross paths. And they see something each recognizes in the other.

That they are living in hell.

Neither narrator is unreliable. They always tell us the truth. And their truth hurts. A lot. Because these two attractive, intelligent professional women are living in a hell of their husband’s making. And there is no way to get out of hell. Is there?

Critics Review

  • Taut, compelling and deliciously dark, I tore through The Favour

    B. A. Paris, Sunday Times bestselling author
  • Dark, unsettling, brave and compassionate

    Victoria Selman
  • A beautifully written yet chilling glimpse behind the curtain of relationships gone badly wrong, and the terrifying consequences of what happens when wronged women fight back. Absolutely brilliant

    Fiona Cummins
  • I loved following the parallel lives of Leah and McKenna, two strangers whose actions tie them together forever. The Favour is a page-turning debut that will have you questioning the lengths you’d go to save someone else, even though it’s you that needs saving.

    Sandie Jones, bestselling author of The Other Woman
  • A thrilling debut—I couldn’t put it down!

    Shari Lapena, author of multi-million copy international bestseller The Couple Next Door

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