A Tidy Ending

A Tidy Ending

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‘Dark, claustrophobic, compelling, shocking and very funny indeed’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A very dark black comedy, with a murder investigation coming ever closer’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Left me speechless with disbelief and giddy with delight’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A very intriguing and rewarding thriller, and such brutal fun’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The ending is not just ‘tidy’ – it is totally unexpected until the very last stunning sentence …and once you’ve read it, you will need to re-read the whole story to discover how it was done’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Devastating, deceptive and darkly funny. Classic Cannon’ Sarah Winman


There’s something not quite right about Linda

Her house is ordinary, even though she doesn't feel quite at home.

Her husband is ordinary, even if he never notices her.

Her life is ordinary, but that just means Linda doesn't have to think about what happened before.

Anyway, none of that matters now she has her new best friend Rebecca.

Not even when the murders start.

And Linda still might be able to get the tidy ending she deserves…


‘Genuinely haunting’ The Times, Thrillers of the Year

‘Cannon’s shrewd characterisation, sparky observations and subtly menacing plot makes this a darkly funny and delightfully sinister read’ Mail on Sunday

‘Compellingly creepy, with precisely observed characterisation… combines pathos with lovely flashes of humour and a wholly unexpected ending’ Guardian

‘Joanna Cannon creates a world that is so real, so parochial and stifling… Then adds in a killer. Glorious’ Jane Fallon

‘A compellingly crafted, darkly funny and compulsive read, full of twists’ Rachel Joyce

‘A genuinely funny, and moving, novel about a serial killer… a curtain-twitching, darkly funny tale with a gloriously sinister twist’ Observer

‘A twist-laden mystery’ Clare Mackintosh

‘It had me holding my breath!’ Marian Keyes

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A Tidy Ending
Joanna Cannon
Lissa Berry
299.12 MB
April 28, 2022
HarperCollins UK




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