Genre: Fiction
Published: 4 January 2024
Publisher: Penguin

The Woman On The Ledge

by Ruth Mancini

A woman falls to her death from a London bank’s twenty-fifth-floor roof terrace.

You’re arrested for her murder.

You tell the police that you only met the victim the previous night at your office party. She was threatening to jump from the roof, but you talked her down.

You’ve got nothing to do with tragedy.
You’re clearly being framed.

So why do the police keep picking holes in your story? Even your lawyer doesn’t seem to believe you.

It soon becomes obvious that you’re keeping secrets.
But who are you trying to protect? And why?

"Just the best kind of plot-twisty structure where the writing itself becomes part of the intrigue." - Sabine Durrant
"Razor sharp plotting, great writing and the author's lengthy career as a solicitor makes this a pitch-perfect legal thriller. Highly recommended." - Harriet Tyce
"THE WOMAN ON THE LEDGE blew me away like THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN blew me away nearly ten years ago. compulsive, clever and gasp out loud twisty, I absolutely loved it." - Lisa Jewell
"Wonderfully twisty, fabulously unexpected and immensely satisfying." - Alex Marwood
"Page-turner doesn't cover it!" - Nina Pottell
"Breath-taking storytelling. Every time you think you know what's happening you realise you're wrong. Stunning." - Jane Fallon
“An original, unputdownable thriller with ingenious twists, beautiful writing and intricate plotting. Totally unpredictable. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Loved everything about it. Superb.” - Claire Douglas
“THE WOMAN ON THE LEDGE by Ruth Mancini is the kind of book that would really benefit from being read in one breathless sitting, ideally on a sunbed, but because of life being a bit ridiculous at times, I read it in about eight-five short sections and it was still the best thriller I’ve read for ages…The best books are the ones you don’t want to put down but equally don’t want to end, and this was definitely one of those. I take my hat off to the author, whilst also asking ‘when is the next one coming, please?” - Laura Pearson
“A gripping thriller with a great premise and a twist I didn’t see coming.” - John Marrs
"A twist-a-minute thrill ride!" - Lisa Gardner
"A thrill-ride of a novel - dark, riveting and twisty." - Lucy Clarke
“THE WOMAN ON THE LEDGE is a deeply satisfying read that makes you look at what justice means in a whole new way.” - Her Honour Judge Wendy Joseph, author of UNLAWFUL KILLINGS
“WOW! I absolutely loved it – THE WOMAN ON THE LEDGE is phenomenal. It’s so perfectly constructed. I really thought I had a grasp on things, but then Ruth totally pulled the rug out from under me. I was blown away by how brilliant it was. It packed a huge emotional punch and is so timely and topical too. It’s an absolute triumph!” - Stu Cummings
"A deliciously clever book. Jaw dropping." - Andrea Mara
"This brilliantly written and unique novel had me turning the pages through the night." - Heidi Perks