Best Served Cold

Charity Norman

RRP: £0.99

4 May 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760638542

When Tara farewells her older sister, Cassy, on a trip to New Zealand, she waves goodbye as Cassy calls out, ‘See you in September.’ But it’s many years before Tara and her parents see or even hear from Cassy again. And with her sister’s disappearance, Tara’s happy family falls apart.

Working as a waitress in a strip club has its benefits. It’s the people you meet. Like the drunken, red-faced fiancé of Tara’s old French teacher, Adele Roberts, a bully who relished humiliating the class misfit, a boy called Rex Jones. Tonight Tara can finally see how to avenge him.

As she hunches over her laptop, her index finger hovering over ‘send’, Tara remembers everything that has led her to this moment.

Includes a preview of Charity Norman’s highly anticipated novel, See You in September!


Norman writes with razor sharp perception and deep compassion.
the hoopla

A riveting, fascinating read. I was absolutely gripped.Julie Cohen on SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER

See You in September is one of those novels that really gets beneath the skin... I love the way Charity Norman is able to show the greys between the obvious black and whites; how she draws such multi-layered characters; and, of course, how she describes her stunning but often sinister locations.Tracy Buchanan

This is the author's fourth book and although I've said it before, it's her best. I can't wait to see what subject she'll tackle next.

Completely brilliant - you won't be able to turn the pages fast enough.

Woman and Home on THE SON-IN-LAW

A gripping tale that would appeal to fans of Jodi Picoult and Joanna Trollope... A page turning book to while away a winter's evening.
Red Online on AFTER THE FALL

Easy to read, hard to put down, it'll move you to tears.
Easy Living on FREEING GRACE