Win a set of The Snakes for your Reading Group - the gripping Richard & Judy Bookclub pick

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We’re giving 10 lucky reading groups the opportunity to win a set of copies of Sadie Jones’ The Snakes for their book club!

‘This gripping read drips with a menace that builds to the shocking final pages’
Good Housekeeping, Book of the Month

The dark, thrilling new novel from the bestselling author of The Outcast.

Newly-weds Dan and Bea decide to escape London. Driving through France in their beaten-up car they anticipate a long lazy summer, worlds away from their ordinary lives.

But their peace doesn’t last. Stopping off to see Bea’s brother at his crumbling hotel, the trio are joined unexpectedly by Bea’s ultra-wealthy parents. Dan has never understood Bea’s deep discomfort around them but living together in such close proximity he begins to sense that something is very wrong.

Just as tensions reach breaking point, brutal tragedy strikes, exposing decades of secrets and silence that threaten to destroy them all.

‘A suspenseful, beautifully written thriller’

‘A gripping thriller’

‘A twisty delight of a novel, a cracking page-turner’
Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

‘Possessed with a strange grace… a triumph’
Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent



Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With many people at home with family, flatmates or on their own, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying socially connected, and keeping your regular reading group meetings in your diary, is going to be very important in keeping up morale and supporting everyone’s mental health as we adjust to a new way of living.

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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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