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A Trick of the Mind

UK Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Is your mind playing tricks? Or is someone playing tricks on you?

When she hears about a hit and run incident on the road she’s just driven down Ellie is gripped by fear that she may be the culprit. But when she meets Patrick, the handsome victim of the accident, events take a surprising turn.

Who is the victim – Patrick or Ellie? And what really happened on that dark road?


“Her 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. She has a distinctive eye for evil.” – The Daily Mail

 “Complex psychological thrillers don’t come much better than A Trick of the Mind. Hancock’s masterful thriller is packed with luscious landscapes and layers of mystery…Not to be missed.” – Blackpool Gazette

I loved A Trick of The Mind. Penny is just so good at matching mood to scenery, ratcheting up the tension with hugely powerful smells and images and atmosphere. A Trick of the Mind was clever and pacy and scary. And I am a huge huge fan.” – Lisa Jewell, author of Ralph’s Party

Penny Hancock was born in London. She is the author of internationally bestselling novels and writes articles and short stories...