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Deep Water Proof Request


Are you ready for an exclusive first look at Emma Bamford's breathtaking debut thriller Deep Water, sure to make a huge splash when it's published in July 2022? We have another 50 advanced proofs up for grabs...

This summer, prepare to visit paradise…

Virginie and Jake spend all their savings on a yacht and set sail towards Amarante, a remote island rumoured to be a paradise.

But what starts as a dream can quickly become a nightmare. And even paradise comes with a price...


Enter your name and email address below to be in with a chance of receiving a proof of Deep Water.








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3. We will let you know in due course if your request was successful and, if applicable, when, and how we will be sending you the copy of the book proof. 

4. The winner will be chosen at random from the valid entries.

5. There are 50 book proofs to give away. 

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10. One entry per person is permitted. We reserve the right to disqualify any entries which are completed by third parties, are illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with or are incomplete or if the entry is in any way deficient. 

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16. Make your application between 9 am on 12/01/22 (“Opening Date”) and 11.59 pm on 16/01/22 (“Closing Date”) (United Kingdom time). Entries submitted before the Opening Date or after the Closing Date will be invalid.

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18. Successful applications will be selected under the supervision of an independent observer. Our selection is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into. 

19. The book proof is “Deep Water” by Emma Bamford.

20. All successful applications will be notified that they have been successful within twenty eight (28) days of the Closing Date via at least one of the following methods:

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