I Will Ruin You

(Trade paper)
Dispatches on 31/07/2024


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'Linwood Barclay is a flat-out master of the modern thriller, and I Will Ruin You is impossible to put down. You need this book in your life.' David Koepp

In the latest novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay, a teacher's act of heroism inadvertently makes him the target of a dangerous blackmailer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Life can change in a heartbeat...

When high school English teacher Richard Boyle comes face-to-face with an ex-student determined to commit an atrocity, his whole word changes. Thanks to his quick thinking, Richard averts a major tragedy and is hailed as a hero, with his face splashed across the media. But not all the attention coming his way is good...

Somewhere out there, a memory is triggered by someone watching the news of the incident. A plan is hatched. When Richard receives the first threat, it's very clear: it's time to talk about what you did to me...

As the situation spirals dangerously out of control, Richard is drawn into a fraught web of salacious accusations and deadly secrets. As he tries to uncover the truth, he discovers that there's something deeply wrong in his town-- and that he has landed smack in the middle of it. Richard is desperate to find a way out, but everyone in his life seems to be hiding something, and trusting the wrong person could cost him everything he loves...


'Linwood Barclay has crafted another perfect page-turner' The Times

'Pacey and tense, it's a triumph from a master thriller writer. Every page makes your heart beat that little bit faster' The Sun

'You'll be left speed-reading towards the end to discover answers expertly posed by the bestselling Toronto-based crime writer' The Independent

'Totally absorbing... brilliant stuff' Neil Lancaster

'A superior thriller' Sunday Times

'A suspense master' Stephen King