The Telling Error, Hardback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again.

It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road.

Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes a panicky escape. Or so she thinks. The next day, Nicki is pulled in for questioning in connection with the murder of Damon Blundy, controversial newspaper columnist and resident of Elmhirst Road.

Nicki can't answer any of the questions detectives fire at her.

She has no idea why the killer used a knife in such a peculiar way, or why 'HE IS NO LESS DEAD' was painted on Blundy's study wall. And she can't explain why she avoided Elmhirst Road that day without revealing the secret that could ruin her life. Because although Nicki is not guilty of murder, she is far from innocent ...


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780340980750



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Sophie Hannah writes a series of crime novels whose convoluted plots are matched by the convoluted personal lives of the detectives who solve the crimes. And yet, for the most part, it all works well, and with the ninth book in the series, <i>The Telling Error</i>, Hannah is sure-footed and wields a plot even more complex than usual, featuring a disparate cast of characters and a plot based on internet infidelity.This was a fun book to read and it’s a pleasure to read a crime novel by an author who’s been writing them for awhile, but who clearly is still enjoying herself. One does need a certain suspension of disbelief in places (the plot and motivations can be stretched at tlmes), but <i>The Telling Error</i> was still tremendously readable.

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I started reading this book at work where it was called "A Woman With a Secret" and finished it at home on my Kobo when it was called "The Telling Error". I'm not sure why Sophie Hannah or her publishers insist on her books having two names but it sure is confusing.

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