by Madeline Stevens
Pub Date 15 Aug 2019
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'Sexy-but-literary' Sunday Times
'Complex and psychologically taut' Observer
'Sensual and unsettling' The Scotsman
'[A] literary psychological smoulderer' Metro
Desire. Deception. Destruction. Devotion.
Ella is 26, lonely, hungry and far from home. Lonnie is also 26, but rich, talented and beautiful - with a husband and son to match.
Their fates intertwine the day Ella is hired as the family's nanny. She finds herself mesmerised by Lonnie's girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage, but soon resentment grows too.
Crackling with sensuality and suspense, Madeline Stevens's debut novel is a dizzying thriller in which roles are confused and reversed and nothing is ever quite as it seems.
'A dangerous novel - sharp, glittering and sexy.
Julie Buntin, author of MARLENA
'Madeline Stevens has written a thrilling, evocative book about intimacy, identity, and the alien nature lodged at the heart of the people we think we know the best.'
Alexandra Kleeman, author of YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BODY LIKE MINE
'Devotion is frighteningly perceptive about the ways women see each other, use each other, hurt each other. Madeline Stevens’ debut novel dares to let jealousy and obsession lead its characters to the places we fear most.'
Rebecca Schiff, author of THE BED MOVED