Gilly Macmillan

  • Pour tout te dire Nouv.

    Le talent d'écrivaine de Lucy Harper lui a tout donné : la gloire, la fortune et des fans par millions. Il lui a aussi donné Dan, son mari jaloux dont la carrière d'écrivain est au point mort.
    Un jour, Dan disparaît ; ce n'est pas la première fois qu'une personne disparaît dans la vie de Lucy. Trois décennies plus tôt, son petit frère Teddy s'est lui aussi volatilisé et n'a jamais été retrouvé. Lucy, seul témoin, n'a jamais dit la vérité sur cette soirée, au grand désarroi de ses parents. C'est à ce moment-là qu'elle a développé son talent de conteuse.
    Mais aujourd'hui Lucy est une femme adulte qui ne peut plus se cacher derrière la fiction. Le monde entier la regarde, et sa vie est passée au peigne fin. Une vie faite d'histoires, certaines plus plausibles que d'autres. Aurait-elle pu blesser Teddy ? A-t-elle tué Dan ?
    Lucy Harper devra enfin dire la vérité. Croix de bois, croix de fer, si elle ment, elle va en enfer.

  • La Nanny Nouv.

    La Nanny

    Gilly Macmillan

    À la mort de son mari, Jo n'a d'autre choix que revenir s'installer avec sa fille Ruby à Lake Hall, l'austère manoir familial où vit toujours sa mère, aristocrate arrogante et froide. À peine arrivée, Jo reçoit une visite des plus étranges : celle de Hannah, la nanny qui s'occupait d'elle enfant, et dont le départ aussi subit qu'inexpliqué l'avait dévastée. Folle de joie, Jo n'hésite pas à lui proposer immédiatement de reprendre sa place parmi elles, et à lui confier sa propre fille. Mais très vite, plusieurs détails sonnent faux. Que s'est-il vraiment passé trente ans plutôt ? Et cela a-t-il un rapport avec le crâne humain tout juste retrouvé dans le lac du domaine ?

  • Jamais il n'oubliera. Ni le terrain vague, derrière le cynodrome, ni le petit corps qui, entre ses bras, poussa son dernier souffle. Deux gamins battus à mort dans la chaleur d'une nuit d'été. C'était en août 1996, à Bristol. La première enquête d'envergure que Fletcher mena à son terme.
    Et vingt ans plus tard, tout s'écroule. Un troisième corps, d'adulte cette fois, est déterré sur la même scène de crime. L'inspecteur se serait-il trompé à l'époque ? C'est bien l'avis de Cody Swift, l'enfant du pays, dont le podcast radiophonique s'efforce de réécrire toute l'enquête. Et d'arracher, un à un, les masques du passé...

  • Noah Sadler et Abdi Mahad sont deux adolescents inséparables, meilleurs amis depuis l'enfance. Par un matin glacial, une équipe de secours repêche le corps de Noah dans le canal de Bristol : son état est critique. Abdi, présent sur la scène du drame, ne peut - ou ne veut - rien dire.
    Alors que le détective Jim Clemo, de retour d'un arrêt de travail forcé, se voit confier l'affaire, l'incident tourne à la bataille médiatique : Noah est anglais et issu d'une bonne famille, Abdi est fils de réfugiés somaliens. Il n'en faut pas plus pour mettre le feu aux poudres et raviver les tensions sociales qui rongent Bristol.
    Dans ce contexte brûlant marqué par la peur et la colère, chaque famille se bat pour son fils et pour la vérité. Ni l'une ni l'autre ne sait jusqu'où elle devra aller, ni quels démons elle devra affronter.

  • Bristol, par un beau dimanche d'automne.
    Rachel et Ben, son petit garçon de 8 ans, se promènent en forêt. Débordant d'énergie, Ben demande à sa mère l'autorisation de courir quelques mètres devant. Rachel accepte sans se méfier. Au bout du chemin, l'angoisse la saisit : Ben a disparu. La police fait des recherches, mais en vain. L'affaire s'emballe et les médias s'en mêlent. Le rôle d'une mère n'est-il pas de protéger son enfant ? Rongée par le doute, assaillie par la violence de ceux qui la croient coupable, Rachel ne sais plus quoi faire. Attendre que les forces de l'ordre lui ramènent son fils ou suivre son instinct de mère et partir d'elle-même à sa recherche ?

  • Petite fille modèle, élève brillante, prodige du piano, Zoe est l'adolescente que tous les parents rêveraient d'avoir. Quelques années plus tôt, une erreur de jeunesse lui a fait commettre l'irréparable. C'est à la force du poignet qu'elle et sa mère se sont reconstruites. La vie leur a offert une seconde chance.
    Mais le soir où Zoe doit donner un concert pour lequel elle se prépare depuis des mois, la nuit tourne au cauchemar. Un meurtre est commis. Zoe sait que la vérité n'est jamais aussi simple que l'on pourrait le penser et que les apparences sont souvent trompeuses...

  • THE NANNY

    Gilly Macmillan

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    • 23 Janvier 2020

    CAN YOU TRUST HER WITH YOUR CHILD?

    'With its buried secrets, shifting allegiances, and creeping sense of dread, The Nanny pulses with tension until its shocking conclusion. I absolutely loved it!' SHARI LAPENA ___________________ Seven-year-old Jocelyn loves her nanny more than her own mother.
    When her nanny disappears one night, Jo never gets over the loss.
    How could she vanish without saying goodbye?

    Thirty years on, Jo is forced to return to her family home and confront her troubled relationship with her mother. When human remains are discovered in the grounds of the house, Jo begins to question everything.

    Then an unexpected visitor knocks at the door and Jo's world is destroyed again as, one by one, she discovers her childhood memories aren't what they seemed.

    What secrets was her nanny hiding - and what was she running away from? And can Jo trust what her mother tells her?

    Sometimes the truth hurts so much you'd rather hear the lie.
    ___________________ Just like Jocelyn, readers love THE NANNY:

    "a gripping read with an original premise... I very much enjoyed all the characters" "meaty and twisty ... armchair detectives will have a lot of fun with this" "a compelling read ... I read it with a sense of fear and dread" "Dare you get engrossed in this book? ... this is a book that should do really well" "A spellbinding read" "A lot of twists and turns ... it definitely grabbed my attention from the outset"

  • THE PERFECT GIRL

    Gilly Macmillan

  • Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing.

    But what really happened that fateful afternoon?

    Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the nation trust Rachel?

    The clock is ticking to find Ben alive.

    WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

  • To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey - child genius, musical sensation - is perfect. Yet several years ago Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time, and now she's free. Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life. By midnight, her mother is dead. The Perfect Girl is an intricate exploration into the mind of a teenager burdened by brilliance, and a past that she cannot leave behind.Praise for Burnt Paper Sky:One of the brightest debuts I have read this year - a visceral, emotionally charged story. (Daily Mail). . . heart-in-the-mouth excitement from the start of this electrifyingly good debut . . . an absolute firecracker of a thriller that convinces and captivates from the word go. A must read. (Sunday Mirror)If you love Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep, you need to read this. (Closer)What an amazing, gripping, beautifully written debut. Burnt Paper Sky kept me up late into the night (and scared the life out of me) (Liane Moriarty - author of The Husband's Secret)Burnt Paper Sky is that rare thing in reading - a book which hooks you and keeps you focused on it until the end. (Shotsmag)This accomplished, intelligent debut should come with a warning - it's completely addictive. A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read (Saskia Sarginson)Every parent's nightmare, handled with intelligence and sensitivity, the novel is also deceptively clever. I found myself racing through to find out what happened (Rosamund Lupton)Tightly focussed and fast-paced. You won't rest until you really know what happened (Lisa Ballantyne)What an exciting debut! Burnt Paper Sky kept me up until the small hours, from the nightmarish moment when a mother first realises that her son has disappeared, to the dramatic denouement. Gilly Macmillan's voice is innovative and confident, and she creates a cast of very human characters. There's a page-turning urgency, combined with an insightful exploration of the emotional fall-out after the abduction of a small child. Meanwhile the media and internet community are shadowy figures whose pitiless speculation and harassment seem all too believable. Burnt Paper Sky is written with passion and insight. Bravo, Gilly Macmillan (Charity Norman - author of After The Fall)Deft, tense and utterly gripping, Burnt Paper Sky stays with you long after the final page has been turned (Tim Weaver - author of Never Coming Back)This pacy, emotional and expertly characterised novel's sure to follow in the footsteps of fellow thrillers such as The Girl On The Train and Gone Girl by soaring to the top of the bestseller charts (The Media Eye)A powerful page-turner and damning commentary on this age of the internet, where everyone has an opinion and a forum in which they can voice it. (Woman's Weekly, New Zealand)

  • ***Previously published as BURNT PAPER SKY***From New York Times bestselling author Gilly Macmillan, a gripping psychological thriller about a missing child and how the public can turn on a mother following a single, momentary mistake.Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing.But what really happened that fateful afternoon?Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the nation trust Rachel?The clock is ticking to find Ben alive.WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

  • 'A hugely satisfying and thrilling read' Shari Lapena 'A brilliant, edge-of-the-seat thriller written with humanity, warmth and grace. I loved it!' Saskia SarginsonTwo best friends. One terrible event. Abdi Mahal and Noah Sadler have been inseparable since they met. They've stuck together, even when their peers have excluded them. But when a horrifying incident leaves Noah in a coma and fighting for his life, Abdi is too traumatised to say anything about what happened. DI Jim Clemo, freshly returned to work after an enforced leave of absence, is tasked to investigate. And against a backdrop of a city where racial tensions are running high, he must determine what really happened to drive two teenage boys into a situation so desperate. Everything rests on one of the boys talking. But one can't talk.
    And one won't.The international bestselling author of WHAT SHE KNEW and THE PERFECT GIRL returns with a whip-smart DI Jim Clemo crime thriller about buried secrets and how the truth will always hurt.Praise for Gilly Macmillan:'Amazing, gripping, beautifully written' Liane Moriarty'Deserves to stay on the bestseller list' Daily Mail'Electrifyingly good. An absolute firecracker of a thriller' Sunday Mirror'A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read' Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins'Literary suspense at its finest' Mary Kubica'Deceptively clever' Rosamund Lupton'Utterly gripping' Tim Weaver

  • 'A hugely satisfying and thrilling read' Shari Lapena 'A brilliant, edge-of-the-seat thriller written with humanity, warmth and grace. I loved it!' Saskia Sarginson Two best friends. One terrible event. Abdi Mahal and Noah Sadler have been inseparable since they met. They've stuck together, even when their peers have excluded them. But when a horrifying incident leaves Noah in a coma and fighting for his life, Abdi is too traumatised to say anything about what happened. DI Jim Clemo, freshly returned to work after an enforced leave of absence, is tasked to investigate. And against a backdrop of a city where racial tensions are running high, he must determine what really happened to drive two teenage boys into a situation so desperate. Everything rests on one of the boys talking. But one can't talk. And one won't. The international bestselling author of WHAT SHE KNEW and THE PERFECT GIRL returns with a whip-smart DI Jim Clemo crime thriller about buried secrets and how the truth will always hurt. Praise for Gilly Macmillan: 'Amazing, gripping, beautifully written' Liane Moriarty 'Deserves to stay on the bestseller list' Daily Mail 'Electrifyingly good. An absolute firecracker of a thriller' Sunday Mirror 'A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read' Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins 'Literary suspense at its finest' Mary Kubica 'Deceptively clever' Rosamund Lupton 'Utterly gripping' Tim Weaver

  • Anglais Burnt Paper Sky

    Gilly Macmillan

    A gripping psychological thriller about a missing child and how the public can turn on a mother following a single, momentary mistake.

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