by Hilary Norman

Will history repeat itself?

Moving from a London deep in the terror of the Blitz to the seemingly safer London of 2019, two women have to fight for their lives to survive a ruthless killer ­in this dual timeline psychological thriller that will make your hair stand on end!

London, 1941. Amongst the air-raid sirens and horrors of bombings, artist Harriet Yorke manages Calla House: a small community of people from different backgrounds – but good friends who pull together in times of crisis.

Like most Londoners contending with the Blitz, Harriet has grown used to withstanding danger, but when she goes on a late-evening stroll with her Cairn terrier, George, and finds herself face to face with a killer, she unleashes a series of events that will put more than just her own life on the line . . .

London, 2019. Libby lives amongst her grandmother’s paintings in Calla House – works of art into which Harriet poured all the horror of her wartime experiences, culminating in that one terrifying night.

Libby’s Calla House is a comfortable safe haven for her and its other residents – until, that is, a crumbling chimney pot sparks an alert. Libby calls in builders, but as her troubles magnify, she begins to wonder if the ghosts of Harriet’s past aren’t going to bring more than the house down around her ears . . .

Fans of Charlie Donlea’s The Girl Who Was Taken and Riley Sager’s The Only One Left will thoroughly enjoy this unputdownable creepy and suspenseful novel, filled with unexpected twists and turns and keeps the reader guessing until the very end!


“Will grab readers from the first sentence and keep them on the edge of their seats until the very end . . . An outstanding psychological thriller with bizarre twists and unexpected turns”

Booklist Starred Review of Whirlwind

“Well-crafted . . . Norman skillfully examines such themes as hypocrisy, cruelty, forgiveness, and redemption in this unsettling novel”

Publishers Weekly on Whirlwind

“The stunning conclusion will have readers reeling. Norman's latest features her trademark suspense, intriguing characters, and an intense plot. This fine series just keeps getting better”

Booklist on Fear and Loathing

“Tight prose combined with well-drawn characters and skillfully evoked locales ensures a satisfying, high-pressure ride”

Publishers Weekly on Fear and Loathing

“Two thumbs up for this shivery, keep-'em-guessing mystery”

Booklist on Eclipse

“Norman weaves multiple strands with ease, building tension to a climax that doesn't disappoint”

Kirkus Reviews on Eclipse

“Grabs readers from the first page and doesn't let go . . . this dark psychological thriller is packed with plenty of action and enough twists to keep even dedicated fans guessing. Highly recommended”

Library Journal on Eclipse

“There's no doubt that Norman comes up trumps here, with a chilling, suspenseful, keep-'em-guessing plot . . . a gripping thriller that will fit nicely into most collections”

Booklist on Hell

“Diehard fans will appreciate the ending . . . Norman still keeps up the pace”

Kirkus Reviews on Hell

“A smart, well-constructed novel”

Booklist on Caged

Hilary Norman

View author page


Prey by Hilary Norman is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483134951st October 2024147 X 222mm224$29.99
Hardback97814483134951st October 2024147 X 222mm224£21.99
FormatISBNPublication DateDimensionsPagesPrice