Sandstone Press

Stronger Than Skin by Stephen May

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910985403
Publication Date: 16/03/2017
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Stronger Than Skin

Stephen May

Mark Chadwick is cycling home from work, eager to get back to his pregnant wife Katy and two children, when he sees the police calling at his house. He knows exactly why they are there and he knows that the world he has carefully constructed over twenty deliberately uneventful years is about to fall apart. He could lose everything.

A story of a toxic love gone wrong, with a setting that moves easily between present day London and 1990s Cambridge, Stronger Than Skin is compulsively readable, combining a gripping narrative with a keen eye for the absurdities of the way we live now.

Stephen May

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Stephen May is the author of five novels including Life! Death! Prizes! which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and The Guardian Not The Booker Prize. He has also been shortlisted for the...

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‘From the first hook on page four, the reader is held in the grip of a pacy, clever plot which drip-feeds revelations to keep the pages of this literary thriller turning. Excellent stuff.’
-The Daily Mail

‘An unsettling, character-driven page-turner which is also a love story. Another great insight into the male psyche. I read this in a day.’
-Jane Harris, author of Sugar Money

‘Gripping from the first page, this addictive tale of toxic love gone wrong will have you cancelling your plans for the rest of the week.’
-Sunday Mirror

‘Stronger than Skin is a sexy and compelling love story. Bold in its conception, enchanting with its characters, this book delivers fresh insights into the affairs of the heart, and grips the reader right until its twisted end. ’
-Monique Roffey, author of The White Woman With The Green Bicycle

‘A gripping tale with a well designed plot and great twists. A definite page-turner.’
-Jess Richards

‘Full of warmth with a dark, complex heart.’
-Emma Jane Unsworth

‘The story hooks you in lightly, and then takes a grip; a proper page-turner to the last. ’
-Rachel Seiffert, author of The Dark Room

‘It’s his unique blend of cynicism, humour and tenderness – because there is real heart there – which leads to the touching and unusual interactions which are such a strength of Stronger than Skin. ’
-Isabel Costello