psychological thriller :: crime story :: horror story :: murder mystery :: mystery thriller
READER reviews
  • This is a pacey, scarey thriller with engaging characters that I really cared about. Can't wait for J.A's next one.

    - Irene - Dublin
  • Ellen Hunt is the latest psychopath on the block. It is her twisted obsession for Steven that fuels this story and when he fails to reciprocate she sets out to punish him in the cruellest way possible. Gripping and gory - a must for any psychological thriller fan.

    - Suzie - Spain
  • A thoroughly gripping and entertaining read. The style is very self-assured for a debut novel and I look forward to reading more from this author.

    - Lola - London
  • The object of her desire, Steven, is unfortunate enough to catch Ellen’s eye when he takes a room in her mother’s house. We follow the story from murder of female rivals to kidnap of Steven’s child and the havoc wrought by the jealous Ellen to an ending which I won’t reveal. J A Campion writes beautifully and I can truthfully say a star is born.

    - John Coxam - Maine USA


22 September 2012

Endings are tricky things. Recently I have read two hyped-to-the-heavens psychological thrillers by a couple of very successful newcomers only to reach such ludicrous, laugh out loud dénouements that I vowed never to read another book by these particular authors again. Their hurried, bolt-on conclusions which were completely out of sync with the rest of the book, spoilt what had been until then a rewarding read. Tideline, an impressive debut novel from Penny Hancock succeeds where so many authors fail. Her ending flows like the river she writes so evocatively about. What went before was pretty damned good too.

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