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Julia Crouch: The Psychological Thriller
Creepy and disturbing, Julia Crouch's previous novels, Cuckoo and Every Vow You Break, will be followed by Tarnished in 2013. Julia has always been fascinated by families who don’t talk to each other. In Tarnished, Peg sets out to unearth her family history, thinking this will be a positive thing but she begins to regret her curiosity when the shocking truth starts to emerge. As well as being a psychological thriller, it is also about class, race and sexuality in a changing Britain.
Both Cuckoo and Every Vow You Break featured women in their thirties as their central characters. To some extent, they were defined by their roles as mothers. Tarnished is a definite break from the earlier novels with a much younger central character. It may appeal to young adult readers as well as Julia’s established adult readership. See titles by Julia Crouch in our catalogue.
Julia often finds her work is inspired by landscape. In the latest novel, the location is Tankerton, Whitstable’s rather shabby neighbour. The Street, a sandbank that protrudes into the North Sea/Thames Estuary at low tide, seemed like a good metaphor for the family secrets that emerge in the novel. Julia enjoys exploring the dark side through her fiction.
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