The Double Life of Daisy Hemmings

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Publisher's Synopsis

The characters in this book are works of fiction. But, then, isn't everyone . . . ?

1988, Pencalenick, Cornwall.
At seventeen, Jason wants much more from life than working at his father's pub and when fate, in the form of twins Daisy and Bea and their small circle of friends, offers him a glimpse of another, more glamorous, world, he's determined to become a part of it. It's Daisy who Jason is most entranced by, though. Everyone is: she's the sun around which others orbit.
The trouble with the sun, of course, is that those who get too close risk getting burned - and by the end of the summer, one of the group will be dead.

2018, Camberwell, London.
When famous actress Daisy Hemmings decides it's time to publish her autobiography, she chooses James Tate to write it. James is a ghost writer: it's his job to step into other people's shoes; to tell their stories for them. And he's good at it. Very good. After all, he's had years of practice at pretending to be someone he's not.
But what happens when past and present - and truth and lies - collide?

Joanna Nadin's The Double Life of Daisy Hemmings is an unflinching, unforgettable novel about the people we are, the people we'd like to be, and the price we pay for getting what we want . . .

About the Publisher

Mantle

Mantle

Mantle is a hardback and trade paperback imprint which launched in 2010. It features the very best in crime, thriller, general and literary fiction and narrative non-fiction from major established bestsellers to the very best debuts who will become the stars of the future. Mantle authors include: Benjamin Black (John Banville), Andrea Camilleri, Martin Cruz Smith, Tom Franklin, Sue Grafton, Lucretia Grindle, M. R. Hall, Blaine Harden, Susanna Jones, Simon Lelic, Daniel Mason, M. J. McGrath, Chris Morgan Jones, Malcolm Mackay, Kate Morton, H?kan Nesser, Bella Pollen, Gordon Reece, William Ryan, C. J. Sansom, Scott Turow, Minette Walters and Ann Weisgarber.

Book information

ISBN: 9781509853038
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Mantle
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2317
Number of pages: 367
Weight: 492g
Height: 146mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 37mm