Books

Here you will find information about and reviews of Penny’s books I Thought I Knew You, A Trick of the Mind, The Darkening Hour and Tideline.

You can visit Penny’s Amazon Author Page  to buy books or visit Hive (who make a donation to your chosen independent bookshop for every purchase). Or even better, find your local bookshop and go and enjoy a happy few hours browsing.

 


Front cover of I Thought I Knew YouI Thought I Knew You

Penny’s new novel ‘I Thought I Knew You’ is out in March 2019. Published by Mantle (an imprint of Pan Macmillan) it is the story of the impact on two best friends and their families of a shocking rape allegation.

Lisa Jewell has called it ‘Enthralling and Addictive’ and Jenny Quintana (author of ‘The Missing Girl’) ‘A truly compelling story that captures exactly the complexity of friendship and motherhood and how everything we think we know can be challenged in one heartbreaking instant…’

If you would like more details of the plot or to read more reviews please visit the I Thought I Knew You page on this site.

Pre-order I Thought I Knew You on Amazon (UK) and get it sent to you as soon as it’s published.


Front cover of A Trick Of The Mind by Penny HancockA Trick of the Mind

When Ellie hears about a hit and run incident on the dark country road she’s just driven down, she becomes convinced she’s the culprit. Driven to seek out the victim, she unleashes a nightmare.

Geoffrey Wansell wrote in the Mail ‘Penny’s ability to evoke place and fill it with a sense of dread, not to mention her cool ear for the nuances of dialogue underline the du Maurier comparison.’ 

If you would like more details of the plot or to read more reviews please visit the A Trick Of The Mind page on this site.

Order A Trick of the Mind on Amazon (UK), Hive.co.uk or find your local bookshop.


cover of The Darkening HourThe Darkening Hour

Exploring the relationship between a middle class woman and her migrant domestic worker, Good Housekeeping said ‘This thriller about a stressed out radio presenter who demands more and more from her elderly father’s already put upon carer is frighteningly plausible.’

If you would like more details of the plot or to read more reviews please visit The Darkening Hour page on this site.

Order The Darkening Hour on Amazon (UK), Hive.co.uk or find your local bookshop.


cover of TidelineTideline

Tideline (published 2012 by Simon and Schuster) received wide critical acclaim and was a Richard and Judy summer read in 2012.

The story of a disturbing kidnap by a middle aged woman of a teenage boy, it explores themes of early trauma and the power of passion. Laura Wilson in the Guardian described it as ‘similar to John Fowles’ The Collector, but with the genders reversed.’

And Geoffery Wansell wrote in the Mail,  ‘Beautifully worked and with a sharp eye for the menace in the commonplace, it lingers in the memory like a Schubert melody, and casts a distinctive spell.’

If you would like more details of the plot or to read more reviews please visit the Tideline page on this site.

Order Tideline on Amazon (UK), Hive.co.uk or find your local bookshop.