by Leïla Slimani

Hay Festival Book of the Month January 2020

Her obsessions devour her. She is helpless to stop them...

Adèle has a seemingly enviable life. She is a respected journalist, living in a flawless Paris apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of ‘having it all’, Adèle is bored. She begins to orchestrate her life around one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she’s been, until her compulsions threaten to consume her altogether…

Released in the UK as a follow-up to Slimani's bestseller Lullaby, though written and published internationally before, Adèle is riveting and explosive read that has cemented Slimani's position as one of the best writers of our time.

Price: £8.99