Finalist for the 2018 Silver Falchion Award
"Daly, a master of psychological thrillers, has written another gem. Thriller and suspense lovers will delight in this fast-paced novel with its twists and turns." —Library Journal, starred review
"Fluffy enough to read in one sitting; ruthless enough to suggest that some people deserve what they get." —Kirkus Reviews
"Paula Day bases her intricate, emotional domestic noir in seemingly ordinary suburbia and, set in the idyllic Lake District, The Trophy Child shows the turmoil underlying perfection. . . . While this is family life at its darkest, Daly's multifaceted but unlikeable characters are still shockingly relatable. The result is a fast-paced, enjoyable and suspenseful drama." —Daily Express (UK)
"A crackling good read. Hard to put down." ―Joy Fielding, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching
"Absorbing. . . . [Daly] will keep readers turning the pages." —Publishers Weekly
"A tale of secrecy, control and the depths of motherly love. . . . An enjoyable, well-written tale whose ending readers will not see coming." —Booklist
"A terrific page turner." —The Guardian (UK)
"What begins as a seemingly common tale of family falling-out, focusing on the archetypal role of the pushy parent and the overworked child, unravels to reveal a surprising and gripping read. . . . Daly expertly crafts a thriller from within the walls of domestic life and shows how tragedy uproots the illusions and pretences of idyllic family life." —The Irish News
"Entertaining and insightful. . . . The perfect gift for the pushy parent in your life." —Daily Mail (UK)
Praise for Paula Daly:
• "Paula Daly gets the action moving on the first page. . . . This taut page-turner of a novel torques every parent's nightmare." --Maclean's on Just What Kind of Mother Are You?
• "This novel starts out as a formulaic suspenser but has many more layers and satisfactions than expected." --Toronto Star on Keep Your Friends Close
• "This electrifying thriller combines both Daly's masterful eye for psychological suspense and her astute ability to portray ordinary family life under extraordinary circumstances." --Condo Elite Modern Living on The Mistake I Made
PAULA DALY is the author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, Keep Your Friends Close and The Mistake I Made. She lives in northwest England with her husband, three children and their dog, Skippy.