You Were Made For This

by Michelle Sacks

On Sale: 18/06/2018


About the Book

‘A chilling, gut-wrenching thriller.' Helen Fields

A bold, sharp, gripping debut about a couple whose perfect life in the Swedish countryside is not what it seems…

A gripping page-turner for fans of The Couple Next Door, Michelle Sacks's You Were Made For This provocatively explores the darker side of marriage, motherhood and friendship.

Doting wife, devoted husband, cherished child. Merry, Sam and Conor are the perfect family in the perfect place. Merry adores baking, gardening, and caring for her infant son, while Sam pursues a new career in film. In their idyllic house in the Swedish woods, they can hardly believe how lucky they are. What perfect new lives they've built for themselves, away from New York and the events that overshadowed their happiness there.

And then Merry's closest friend Frank comes to stay. All their lives, the two women have been more like sisters than best friends. And that's why Frank sees things that others might miss. Treacherous things that unfold behind closed doors.

But soon it's clear that everyone inside the house has something to hide. And as the truth begins to show through the cracks, Merry, Frank, and Sam grow all the more desperate to keep their picture-perfect lives intact.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008261221
  • ISBN 10: 0008261229
  • Imprint: HQ Fiction - GB
  • On Sale: 18/06/2018
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Michelle Sacks' first short story collection We Belong Nowhere But Ourselves will be published by Northwestern University Press in February 2018. She has also been published in the 2007 and 2011 editions of African Pens: New Writing from southern Africa, as well as in New Contrast and Akashic Books. Born in South Africa, Michelle currently lives in Berlin. She holds a Master's Degree in Literature and Film from the University of Cape Town.

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