Nicole and Tom’s lives are changed overnight by a ten-million-pound lottery win.

Before they know it they’ve moved into a state-of-the-art Glass Barn conversion in the stunning grounds of Lancaut Manor in Gloucestershire.

But their dream quickly turns into a nightmare when Tom is found dead in the swimming pool, with a wound on his head.

Someone close to home must be responsible. But other than the young couple who live in the Manor, and their housekeeper in the Coach House next door, there’s no one around for miles.

Who among them is capable of murder?

THE FALL is published in the US as THE MANOR HOUSE


A standout psychological thriller... Ms Macmillan skilfully keeps all her story's plates spinning in the air until they come crashing down in a smashing finale

The Wall Street Journal

In addition to a whodunit, The Manor House is a con game. There is a lovely little twisted ending that makes this a satisfying mystery

The Denver Post

A smart, well-told story that allows us to indulge our sneaky curiosity about what instant money can do to people's lives

Daily Mail

Plenty of twists and turns in this truly layered novel. Cleverly put together, it'll have you thinking long after you've finished reading

Belfast Telegraph

Remarkably complex…. [The Manor House] dissects everything from family to friendship, from snobbery to ruthless power…. In the talented hands of Gilly Macmillan, the novel is also a striking, cautionary tale about the intrinsic dangers of 'being played'

The Anniston Star

Cleverly put together, it'll have you thinking long after you've finished reading

Press Association

Perhaps [Gilly Macmillan's] most confounding and rewarding psychological thriller yet


The Manor House is a thrill ride with twists and turns you could never see coming. Be transported, but never become too complacent. With this book, you never know who to trust


Gilly Macmillan [is] one of the best writers of dark and twisty thrillers currently at work

Shots Magazine

An utterly readable tale of greed, avarice, and revenge

The Southern Bookseller

Macmillan uses multiple shifts of time and perspective to propel this unpredictable story; your attention won’t flag for a minute, thanks to her nimble inventions, and the double twist at the end is a killer


Macmillan is such a good writer that we’re constantly guessing, believing one thing and then another, right up until the book’s final moments. A treat for the author’s fans, and, for those who are new to her, a wonderful introduction to this fine writer


A masterclass in psychological suspense. I couldn't put it down

Claire Douglas

A gripping new thriller by Gilly Macmillan - the mistress of classy suspense

Shari Lapena

A one-sit read. Creepy, compelling and superbly plotted

Sarah Pearse

A superbly plotted, breathless mystery

Lucy Clarke

Brilliantly written, completely unputdownable, absolutely unmissable

Tim Weaver

Great characters and a clever plot make for a highly engaging read. Storytelling at its best!

B. A. Paris