The Switch: A gripping and unputdownable psychological thriller with a shocking twist

· Random House
75% price drop on 1 Jul

About this eBook

A Sunday Times Style Hot Read for 2024 and one of Cosmopolitan's Best Books for 2024.


Elena and Adam are housesitting in Wimbledon and are instantly seduced by their new upscale surroundings.

Sophia and Finn are their beautiful, enigmatic neighbours who invite them into their world.


When Sophia proposes a wicked game to Elena whereby they will swap partners in secret, it's not long before Elena starts to experience a sexual awakening that blossoms into an illicit love affair.

But Sophia's plans are far more complex and dangerous than Elena could ever have imagined...


Praise for The Switch:

‘Shocking, seductive, sexy and scandalous. The Switch is a page-turning thriller, a clever mystery, and a wicked look at love and loyalty’ Chris Whitaker

‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see how this dark and seductive game played out. Perfectly paced, with a shocking ending to boot!’ Sandie Jones

‘A page-turner, gripping with a bit of the unexpected. Keeps you guessing until the very last page’ Lola Jaye

‘Sinister and seductive, an enthralling psychological thriller ... you’ll be swept away by this riveting and twisty read’ Woman and Home

'Simmering with sexual tension and obsession' Heat

'We've never read anything like this before. Gripping!' Bella Magazine

The Switch is a razor-sharp thriller that simmers with a sense of menace. Dark, twisty and deliciously sexy, it takes complex themes and weaves them into a gripping premise. Money, class, power and deception are all explored with skill’ Kia Abdullah

'A hugely original debut from a writer of genuine talent. The Switch twists and turns like a rollercoaster, where it is impossible to see what's coming next' Robert Gold

'Darkly disturbing, dangerously seductive, The Switch pulls you in and hangs onto you with white knuckles so you race to the end. What a ride!' Tami Hoag

‘Utterly compulsive and the ultimate “what if”. I loved the relationship between the two women and the way something quite ordinary and relatable quickly spins so dangerously out of control’ Sabine Durrant

‘A sexy, seductive thriller...the suburbs have never known such excitement’ Sunday Times Style

‘A dark, twisty plot and a truly malevolent villain. Samson’s sinister domestic thriller will suck you right in’ Laura Griffin

‘Fast-paced and gripping ... Samson offers twist and twist’ Daily Mirror

'[A] nicely written tale, which succeeds thanks to Samson’s finely rendered characterizations and twists that are believable yet impossible to predict...' New York Journal of Books

'With immersive writing and a pulse-pounding pace, Samson skillfully lures you into her twisted world of sexy suburban noir, a world populated by deliciously dark, morally ambiguous characters' K.T. Nguyen, author of You Know What You Did

‘Like nothing we have ever read before - we couldn’t put it down!’ That's Life!

‘Obsessively dark and a little steamy ... The Switch will heat up your summer’ Chat

About the author

Lily Samson studied English at Oxford University and works in publishing. She divides her time between London and Paris, where her French partner resides. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Hitchcock movies and moonlighting as a freelance artist. The Switch is her debut thriller.

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