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Girl A

(2021)
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THE BOOK THAT WILL DEFINE A DECADE
‘Sensational. Gripping, haunting, and beautifully written’ RICHARD OSMAN

‘The biggest mystery thriller since Gone Girl’ ELLE
‘Incendiary, beautifully written debut’ Guardian
‘Psychologically astute, adroitly organised, written with flair’ Sunday Times
‘An astonishing achievement.’ JESSIE BURTON
‘Gripping, beautifully written perfection.’ SOPHIE HANNAH
‘A masterpiece.’ LOUISE O’NEILL
‘Fantastic.’ PAULA HAWKINS

‘Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’

Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared.

Beautifully written and incredibly powerful, Girl A is a story of redemption, of horror, and of love.

RIGHTS SOLD IN 27 TERRITORIES

SOON TO BE A TV SHOW DIRECTED BY JOHAN RENCK (Chernobyl)

‘Terrifyingly gripping’ SUSIE STEINER
‘Beautiful’ ADELE PARKS
‘Incredibly well written, devastating in a good way, and intriguing to the last page’ LIZ NUGENT
‘I was obsessed by it. As close to perfect as thrillers get’ JOHN MARRS
‘A gripping debut’ Oprah magazine
One of Marie Claire, Waterstones and Grazia’s best books for 2021

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Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"It is rare for a novel to be so deft yet devastating. A book of deep feeling, and an astonishing achievement." - Jessie Burton

"A work of utter genius." - Joanna Cannon

"A tremendously assured, accomplished debut." - Jane Casey

"Girl A packs a hell of a punch. Stark, shocking, heartbreaking but never, ever mawkish, I powered through it." - Tammy Cohen

"Absolutely pitch perfect." - Elle Croft

"Astonishing! A modern-day classic." - Jeffery Deaver

"Girl A is an absolute masterpiece: harrowing, emotive, confronting and beautifully written. An absolute scorcher of a debut." - Emma Gannon

"Books like GIRL A don’t come along often; it gives you no option but to put your entire life on pause. One of the most compelling novels I’ve read in a long time." - Stacey Halls

"Gripping, beautifully written perfection." - Sophie Hannah

"Fantastic, I loved it." - Paula Hawkins

"Emotionally complex and beautifully written, with shades of Gillian Flynn and Ali Land, the dark secrets of Girl A unfold with cool confidence. Incredibly impressive." - Catherine Ryan Howard

"Utterly unputdownable, insanely gripping." - Marian Keyes

"Girl A is truly the perfect book. Believe the hype – it really is that good." - Katie Lowe

"Girl A is extraordinary. Pitch black, forensic, and uncomfortably riveting, but with such a thread of humour and tenderness." - Beth Morrey

"Girl A isn’t just an astonishingly accomplished debut novel, it’s a masterpiece." - Louise O'Neill

"Harrowing but beautiful and surprising." - Adele Parks

"You’ll be thinking about GIRL A long after you turn the final page." - Victoria Selman

"Terrifyingly gripping." - Susie Steiner

"Powerful and immersive." - Harriet Tyce

"Remarkable in every way." - Chris Whitaker

"Beautifully written, compulsively readable." - Jen Williams

"So powerful." - Andrew Wilson


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May 2021 : USA Library Binding

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Title: Girl A: an astonishing new crime thriller debut novel from the biggest literary fiction voice of 2021
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