Lucy van Smit
The thrilling debut novel from award-winning author Lucy
van Smit – called ‘a writer to watch’ by the Irish Times.
‘The grandeur of a Norwegian setting is not the only element
that sets Lucy van Smit’s debut novel apart.’ FINANCIAL
‘Fans of Nordic noir dramas like The Killing and
The Bridge will love the intricately wound plot’ TEACH
‘Shocking twists and secrets aplenty in an intense, compelling
epic noir thriller’ THE BOOKSELLER
‘Nell’s capacity to recognise the potential dangers
while also yearning to be with this charismatic boy makes this taut
thriller completely believable. She’s a compelling heroine
from a writer to watch.’ IRISH TIMES
Nell’s family arrives in Norway in financial disgrace. She is
dominated by her family – her religious father and her sister,
whose cancer stops Nell from embracing her dreams of a musical
She doesn’t believe in love, either – until she falls for
But Lukas has his own dark agenda, and in this tale of hidden
secrets and shocking twists, he manipulates Nell closer to the point
of no return. How far is she willing to go for love?
No boy is worth your soul … in this epic noir
thriller set in contemporary Norway, Nell is swept up in a dark and
Unforgettable, thrilling and atmospheric – there’s
no place to hide in The Hurting’s midnight sun. You’ve
never read anything like this!
Lucy van Smit is a TV producer and The Hurting,
her debut novel, was the winner of the Bath Children’s
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