Lizzy lives with her father, Julian, and her brother, Ig, in North London. Two years ago her mother died, leaving a family bereft by her absence and a house still filled with her things: for Margaret was lively, beautiful, fun, loving; she kept the family together. So Lizzy thinks. Then, one day, Lizzy finds a letter from a stranger to her father, and discovers he has another child. Lizzy invites her into their world in an act of outraged defiance. Almost immediately, she realises her mistake. Look at Me is a deft exploration of family, grief, and the delicate balance between moving forward and not quite being able to leave someone behind. It is an acute portrayal of how familial upheaval can cause misunderstanding and madness, damaging those you love most.
A hugely enjoyable novel - astutely observed, witty and original. Just my sort of book! -- Sarah Rayner, bestselling author of ONE MOMENT, ONE MORNING This slender novel puts a fragile family under the spotlight with great effect -- Cathy Rentzenbrink Bookseller, Editor's Choice A book to fall in love with... captivating, creepy and beguiling all at once -- Colette McBeth, author of THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND Suspenseful, tautly written and unnervingly psychologically astute -- Alison Mercer A beautifully written story of a normal, dysfunctional family, trying to cope with grief -- Nina Pottell, notesfromthechair It reminded me of Hausfrau in tone, somehow. Startling and sad -- Sarah Franklin Exquisitely written, with a beautiful balance between darkness and humour -- Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP Enchanting and creepy, Look At Me filled me with a delightful sense of unease -- Sarah Chapman, Bibliomouse
Sarah Duguid grew up on a farm in North Lincolnshire and was educated in Derbyshire and at Durham University where she read English Literature. After university, she lived and worked in New York and South Africa before returning to London where she now lives with her partner and their son. She is currently working on a Masters in English at UCL as well as her second novel.