Based on a True Story

Written by Delphine de Vigan | Translated by George Miller
Bloomsbury Publishing
2017 - June

What would you do if your closest friend tried to steal your life?
"Today I know that L. is the sole reason for my powerlessness. And that the two years that we were friends almost made me stop writing for ever."
Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and unable to begin writing her next book, Delphine meets L. who patiently takes control and turns Delphine's life upside down: slowly, surely, insidiously.

About the author: Delphine de Vigan is French and lives in Paris. She has published several novels for adults. No and Me was awarded the Prix des Librairies 2008 (The Booksellers' Prize) in France.

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"Combining the allure og Gone Girl with the sophistication of literary fiction, Based on a true story is creeply but unapologetically clever psycological thrille" - The Independent.

"A masterclass in manipulation... An uneasy blend of fact and fiction, this psychological thriller will keep you gripped" - Psychologies

"An excellent novel: malign, Machiavellian, manipulative... This book is a struggle to put down." - Le Parisien

"A story that keeps the reader guessing until - and beyond - the very end... A story of memroy and friendship, a cracking page-turner and a journey into what the essence of fiction, and indeed autobiography, might be. Excellent" - Nicholas Searle, author of the Good Liar, shortlisted for the 2016 CWA New Blood Dagger.

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