In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward

In bitter chill small

Faber & Faber is offering three reading groups the chance to win a set of up to ten copies of In Bitter Chill, the page-turning mystery by Sarah Ward.
The novel is the first of Sarah Ward’s gripping police procedural DC Connie Childs series in which her latest addition, The Shrouded Path arrives this autumn.

About the book

Bampton, Derbyshire, January 1978. Two girls go missing: Rachel Jones returns, Sophie Jenkins is never found. Thirty years later: Sophie Jenkins’s mother commits suicide.

Rachel Jones has tried to put the past behind her and move on with her life. But news of the suicide re-opens old wounds and Rachel realises that the only way she can have a future is to finally discover what really happened all those years ago.

This is a story about loss and family secrets, and how often the very darkest secrets are those that are closest to you.

Praise for Sarah Ward

‘A tense, page-turning mystery that grips readers from the first. I’m looking forward to more from Sarah Ward.’ – William Ryan

‘The most engaging debut I have come across in a long time. In Bitter Chill gives the Scandi authors a run for their money.’ – Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

‘Murder, malevolence and a hint of the macabre have become the trademark of one of England’s most exciting new crime novelists.’ – Lancashire Evening Post


4 Reasons to be on Social Media

Why should you be on social media? There are some offers that require groups to be active online, so by using these platforms, you’ll be eligible for more exciting opportunities. Here are our top reasons for groups to be joining in online.

Medium social media logos

How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.

Thumb reading between the wines with books  2

Suggestions for National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is the annual, UK-wide celebration of poetry that brings people together to read, enjoy and share poems. With events happening all over the country as well as online, you can join in the festivities by sharing your favourite poem or poet and discovering new ones.

Medium npd all jackets