A TALE OF A TRAGEDY SEEPING THROUGH GENERATIONS, AND A FAMILY FRACTURED BY HISTORY AND DESIRE - available for pre-order now
'The characters in Bad Relations are so brilliantly real, so wonderfully compelling at their best, and at their worst, that I can't get them out of my head. A wonderful novel' Nina Stibbe
'A writer who seems able to peer directly into the human heart' John Preston
On the battlefields of the Crimea, William Gale cradles the still-warm body of his brother. William's experience of war will bring about a change in him that will reverberate through his family over the next two centuries.
In the 1970s, William's descendants invite Stephen, a distant relation, to stay in their house in the English countryside - but their golden summer entanglements will end in a shocking fall from grace.
Half a century later, a confrontation between the surviving members of the family will culminate in a terrible reckoning.
Praise for AFTER THE PARTY:
'Uncanny, evocative, atmospheric' Sunday Times
'Connolly is a terrifically subtle writer... [she] slyly sweeps her readers into the period drama as tensions tauten between families and social classes' Daily Telegraph
'Profound and moving and completely original, with a storyline that is completely satisfying. It'll be one of those novels that stays in my mind forever... it's a work of art' Craig Brown
'I finished it in two days flat and I've never read anything quite like it' Hilary Spurling
'Wonderfully subtle and interesting... with a compelling voice' Linda Grant