Under Your Skin

Under Your Skin
Genre : Fiction
Published : 1 Apr 2013 - Mulholland Books
UNDER YOUR SKIN is a gripping psychological thriller in which nothing can be assumed and no one should be trusted. When clever, successful TV presenter Gaby Mortimer discovers the dead body of a young woman on the common near her house, she has no idea that her apparently happy, charmed life is about to go into sickening freefall. There are connections between the two women—some of Gaby’s clothes are found in the murder victim’s flat, she may have interviewed for a job looking after Gaby’s daughter Millie. When the police interview Gaby, it’s clear they think she is a suspect. Gaby’s colleagues on her TV show insist she take a break (they don’t want the bad publicity), neighbours and even friends make themselves scarce, her workaholic husband Philip is out of the country on business - Gaby has to rely on her own resources to reveal the real nature of the killer and fight to get her life back.

UNDER YOUR SKIN was published in the UK by Mulholland Books in April 2013, the paperback edition will be released in early 2014.


A delectably twisted psychological thriller that ramps up the tension with pace and style... hard to put down... Durrant writes with a sharp style and deftness of touch that makes her a joy to read, even as her tale descends into deepening darkness. This lightness, combined with the nature of her main characters, gives Under Your Skin more than a hint of chick-lit combined with I'm-trapped-in-a-nightmare terror. This turns out to be a winning mix... Durrant's story is well constructed and beautifully paced. It deserves to be packed in a lot of suitcases this summer.


Durrant twists and turns through a beautifully controlled plot, hiding nothing yet constantly springing surprises.

The Times

Under Your Skin rapidly unravels into a maelstrom of tension and paranoia, as Durrant draws a disturbing picture of how easy it is for even the most perfect life to implode... if the mark of a good thriller is the compulsion to reread it immediately on finishing, to see if the clues can be spotted second time round, then Under Your Skin has it, in spades.


The Gone Girl effect... Under Your Skin is twisty and unputdownable.


A thrilling whodunnit…will keep you gripped and guessing till the very end. Is it – dare we say – the new Gone Girl?


Sabine Durrant offers more twists than a rollercoaster in her thriller UNDER YOUR SKIN, which proves you can trust no one.

Good Housekeeping

If you like Gone Girl you'll love... Under Your Skin - Warning: you won't want to put this down. A TV presenter finds a woman's body, after which a series of clever twists lead to a stunning ending.


Durrant's novel is polished, with some clever twists: just as you get a handle on the truth, a new piece of information is slipped in and you must rethink the whole story.

Emerald Street

A fast-paced, page-turner that stands out in its own right in the wake of novels such as GONE GIRL

Red Magazine

A perfect piece of paranoid entertainment for those who like to look constantly over their shoulders".

Sydney Morning Herald

Reminiscent of Nicci French and Rosamund Lupton, Sabine Durrant's Under Your Skin is utterly gripping. I devoured it in one weekend, ignoring the phone, the door, even my husband and kids.

Hannah Richell, author of Secrets of the Tides (R&J Book Club listed)

A deliciously clever murder story, peppered with suspicious characters and topped with a satisfyingly unexpected ending.

Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls

An emotionally tense sprint of a read... I was left breathless at the end.

Penny Hancock, author of Tideline

Sabine Durrant writes beautifully and with such a light touch that the twists were truly shocking.

Jane Casey, author of The Missing

I was hooked from the gruesome discovery to the last page with its unpredictable but brilliantly satisfying conclusion...I don't often say this about a book, but I thought it was perfect in every way.


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