Brighton Mermaid
Dorothy Koomson

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Narrated By: Vivienne Acheampong, Pippa Bennett-Warner

Duration: 12 hours and 19 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson, read by Pippa Bennett-Warner and Vivienne Acheampong.

Brighton Beach, 1993

Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears.

Twenty-five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was – and what happened to her best friend that summer.

But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust…

Fast-paced and thrilling, The Brighton Mermaid explores the deadly secrets of those closest to you.


Modern & contemporary fiction

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Satisfyingly full of suspense with engaging characters

The People

Koomson’s characters are perfectly formed yet flawed, showing acute insight into the human psyche. Thanks to their depth and intricately woven, ever changing relationships, the novel simmers with tension and an undercurrent of darkness

Daily Express

Simmering with tension and fraught with tales of failed friendship and broken relationships, this is a fantastic summer read.

My Weekly

Addictive read full of secrets


The novel simmers with tension and an undercurrent of darkness