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“You don’t remember her—but she remembers you.”

On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina—sophisticated, generous, effortlessly in control—seems to have all the answers.

It’s easy to see why Emma is drawn to Nina. But what does Nina see in her?

A seemingly innocent friendship slowly develops into a dangerous game of cat and mouse as Nina eases her way into Emma’s life. Soon, it becomes clear that Nina wants something from the unwitting Emma—something that might just destroy her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Never have I seen the angst and vulnerability of early motherhood so vividly portrayed…Her is at once funny and terrifying. I read it in one sitting and when I was finally able to put it down, my heart was pounding.”

    Ann Leary, New York Times bestselling author of The Good House

  • “Lane is brilliant at creating a sense of foreboding…Unlike conventional thrillers, the perverse pleasure of this compelling novel is not a big reveal but the pin-sharp unpicking of personality.”  

    Sunday Express (London)

  • “Lane is a brilliant observer of the intricacies of the everyday…As seductive as it is chilling, Her is quality literary fiction meets psychological thriller, the devil of which is in the detail.” 

    Guardian (London)

  • “With chilling precision, Lane narrates the entwining of these two women’s lives through domestic details. Afternoon teas, disastrous shopping trips, cluttered homes, and even well-populated playgrounds begin to seep with danger. And the net inexorably tightens. A domestic thriller of the first order.” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A gracefully written psychological thriller about friendship wielded as a weapon…Like Nina herself, the novel is subtle, deliberate, chillingly effective, and hauntingly sad.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Julie Maisey does an excellent job conveying Emma and Nina, two seemingly opposite women who are linked by a meeting decades earlier that only Nina recalls. Maisey compellingly portrays how differently the two women see the same events…Maisey helps listeners understand that every action and gesture of each woman has multiple meanings in a game that only one of them is playing.”

    AudioFile

  • “In her captivating new novel, Her, Harriet Lane crafts a tale of suspense that seeps slowly and inevitably between the cracks of two otherwise ordinary lives…Ms. Lane finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, and this gift will keep readers enthralled until the novel’s thrilling end.”

    Lori Roy, author of Bent Road 

  • “A spellbinding book. Think of Virginia Woolf under the influence of Claude Chabrol. Just beneath the smooth, beautiful sentences lies a world alive with terror.” 

    Tom McNeal, author of To Be Sung Underwater

  • A Vanity Fair Hot Type Pick for January 2015
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About the Author

Harriet Lane’s debut Alys, Always was a YouBook Club choice, longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and shortlisted for the Writers’ Guild Best Fiction Book award. Before becoming an author Lane wrote for The Guardian, The Observer, Vogue, and Tatler. She lives in North London with her husband and two children. 

About the Narrator

Julie Maisey has appeared at Hampstead Theatre and The Royal National Theatre, as well as on television in The Bill, Eastenders, and various sit-coms, including Birds of a Feather and Holding the Baby. Her voice-over highlights include the BAFTA-nominated and British Animation Award winning Dad’s Dead and People’s Britain, along with a number of cartoons for the AIR scheme with Channel 4.