Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Renée Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries and has had TV and film scripts commissioned by the BBC, Channel Four, and Capital Films. In April 2013, she graduated from the Faber Academy "Writing a Novel" course, whose alumni include S. J. Watson. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

Knight applied the Page 69 Test to her new psychological thriller, Disclaimer, and reported the following:
Page sixty-nine is only half a page, the opening of Chapter Thirteen. It describes the moment when Catherine Ravenscroft recognises for the first time, that her life might be in danger. She is standing on an underground train platform on her way to work: 'Buried beneath the earth, deep underground, at least thirty feet between her and natural light'. She has done this a million times before but this time it is different. This time the words she has read from the book that found its way into her home - the book in which she discovered she is a central character - fill her head. She hears them as she is crushed by the rush hour crowd who are pushing around her to get on to the train. She hears them as she sees her feet slipping across the yellow safety line. She hears them as she looks up at the train arrivals screen which tells her the train will be arriving in three minutes.
...what she didn't know was that it was also telling her how long she had left to live...
Buried in this half page too, is an echo from the secret which Catherine has tried so hard to keep hidden.
Learn more about Disclaimer at the publisher's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue