The Cliff House


On Sale: 02/08/2019


About the Book

‘Haunting and evocative.' Clare Mackintosh

‘A beautiful, stirring story of loss and obsession' Lisa Jewell

Some friendships are made to be broken

Cornwall, summer of 1986.

The Davenports, with their fast cars and glamorous clothes, living the dream in a breathtaking house overlooking the sea.

If only… thinks sixteen-year-old Tamsyn, her binoculars trained on the perfect family in their perfect home.

If only her life was as perfect as theirs.

If only Edie Davenport would be her friend.

If only she lived at The Cliff House…

Amanda Jennings weaves a haunting tale of obsession, loss and longing, set against the brooding North Cornish coastline, destined to stay with readers long after the final page is turned.


‘Absorbingly atmospheric … beautiful and sinister.' The Times

‘With a page-turning plot, brilliant sense of place and beautifully-drawn characters The Cliff House deserves to be one of the biggest hits of the summer.' Cass Green

‘A very special and utterly unforgettable tale of obsession, desire, grief and deceit – read it.' Heat

‘Haunting and evocative.' Clare Mackintosh

‘Immensely atmospheric, with vividly drawn characters and a set-up fraught with tension.' Lucy Atkins

‘Addictive and utterly compelling … a clever, thoughtful and page-turning novel.' Hannah Beckerman

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008248895
  • ISBN 10: 0008248893
  • Imprint: HQ Fiction - GB
  • On Sale: 02/08/2019
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Amanda Jennings writes psychological suspense and is the author of Sworn Secret, a Kindle Top 5 bestseller in the UK, a Top 100 bestseller in the US, and number 1 in Italy. In Her Wake, her most recently published book, is set in Cornwall, where her mother's side of the family is from, and where she spent long and very happy childhood summers. She now lives just outside Henley-on-Thames with her husband and three daughters.

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