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You Were Made For This Paperback – 18 June 2018

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  • Publisher : HQ Fiction GB (18 June 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0008261229
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0008261221
  • Dimensions : 15.3 x 2.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 379 ratings

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‘Extremely scary scandi-noir, definitely not for the squeamish… the writing is first-class.’ Daily Mail

‘This dark, unflinching look at motherhood, friends and marriage is unsettling but addictive’ Fabulous Magazine

‘A domestic thriller in which dreams unravel into nightmares.’

‘A chilling, gut-wrenching psychological thriller with an extraordinary intense narrative and utterly believable characters.’ Helen Fields

'Dark, unsettling, and utterly absorbing … I loved it from first page to last.' Amanda Jennings

‘Bloody Nora! If dark toxic relationships are your thing, this is one for you. Unsettling intensity with each page turned, arresting and intriguing. I read it holding my breath.’ Nina Pottell

‘You Were Made For This has everything a psychological thriller needs…toxic and stifling, the story drew me in and kept me up turning the pages long after I should have gone to bed.’ Lisa Hall

‘Absolutely addictive. A dark exploration of motherhood and friendship – visceral, unputdownable, and original. You’ll never look at Sweden the same way again!’ Phoebe Morgan

‘A haunting first novel… an unblinking look at beautiful people with ugly secrets, it has the voyeuristic fascination of a Bergman film.’ Publishers Weekly

‘an insightful and skilfully constructed novel… will keep readers rapt to the final page.’ Booklist

‘Sacks’ first novel expertly portrays the dark side of domesticity and motherhood. Fans of dark and twisted psychological thrillers will be swept up in the appearance of domestic bliss and maternal perfection, only to be left off-kilter and breathless with each costume change.’ Library Journal

‘The savage beauty of Michelle Sacks’s prose nestled within the most chilling of stories will leave you shaken and bereft. It is a stunning accomplishment.’ Heather Gudenkauf

‘A taut novel of deception, full of heart-wrenching twists and turns…richly compelling.’ Jennifer McMahon

About the Author

Michelle Sacks' first short story collection We Belong Nowhere But Ourselves will be published by Northwestern University Press in February 2018. She has also been published in the 2007 and 2011 editions of African Pens: New Writing from southern Africa, as well as in New Contrast and Akashic Books. Born in South Africa, Michelle currently lives in Berlin. She holds a Master's Degree in Literature and Film from the University of Cape Town.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing Plot Idea but Definitely Recommended
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2.0 out of 5 stars VERY dark and nasty 👹
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3.0 out of 5 stars A grim but gripping psycho thriller that sees an American family move to rural Sweden.
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