Free-spirited and prone to fantasy, fifteen-year-old Tamsyn Tresize will never forgive herself for her father's death.
When Tamsyn meets Edie Davenport, the privileged daughter of wealthy Londoners, she is immediately drawn to her sophisticated manner and rebellious personality. The Davenports welcome Tamsyn in to their lives at the Cliff House, their stunning art deco home with a striking black-tiled swimming pool, which overlooks the brooding coastline not far from the ruined tin mines of Botallack.
Haunted by memories, dreams and vivid premonitions, Tamsyn seeks solace in her deepening friendship with Edie and the perfection of the Cliff House.
But nothing is ever perfect.
Though Edie relishes the companionship of Tamsyn, who looks up to her and makes her feel special, her attention soon shifts to Tamsyn's handsome, troubled brother, and the friendship begins to sour. As the summer draws to an end, tensions, jealousies and passions erupt, culminating in a shocking and terrible tragedy that will change their lives forever.
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"Jennings’ unassuming command of narrative keeps things moving inexorably towards a tense finale." Barry Forshaw, Crime Time
"Written with a deep understanding of the place and its people, this is subtle but deeply moving storytelling." Big Issue
"A beautifully written tale of jealousy, envy and possession, I was hooked on The Cliff House from the very first page. With her vivid descriptions of Cornwall, and her magnetic characters Jennings leads the reader along a twisted path filled with subtle dread and unease, to a wonderfully shocking ending - absolutely first-class story telling." Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
"A storm of a book: as tumultuous, deep and dark as the Cornish sea in winter." L.V. Hay, author of The Other Twin
"Quite simply, addictive... The novel is a masterpiece in storytelling, one in which Amanda Jennings ramps up the tension subtly but irrevocably until you're in too deep and are hooked... This is an absolute must-read for 2018." Claire Dyer, author of The Last Day
"Immensely atmospheric, with vividly drawn characters and a set-up fraught with tension. Jennings portrays the intensity, danger and vulnerability of teenage girls brilliantly and the 80s detail feels so authentic.” Lucy Atkins, author of The Night Visitor
"Beautifully written. A haunting mesmerising read." Jane Isaac, author of the DI Will Jackman series
"Hot, hazy and dangerous days against a stunning Cornish sky. A story of obsession that leaps to life from the page." Lucy Dawson, author of The Daughter
"A beautiful, haunting portrait of obsession. Amanda Jennings paints a vivid picture of rural life, privilege, and the startling differences between the haves and have-nots. Tamsyn and Edie are perfectly drawn, flawed yet painfully relatable characters who carry you across every page of The Cliff House, all the way to its heart-wrenching conclusion. I couldn't put this book down." Beth Lewis, author of The Wolf Road
"This book made me whimper out loud for fear of what was going to happen to the characters. The Cliff House is out in May, hugely enjoyable, well written and grippingly clever. Pre-order!" Jane Casey, author of Let the Dead Speak
"Spent [the] last hour goggling holiday lets in Cornwall after staying up far too late finishing Amanda Jennings' fab The Cliff House. Beautifully written, richly evocative, with characters and setting that creep in to your very bones." Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad
"Completely addictive and utterly compelling." Hannah Beckerman, author of The Dead Wife's Handbook