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Girl A

(2020)
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LONGLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTONS CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR

‘The year’s best debut’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘The best crime novel of the year’ INDEPENDENT
‘Sensational. Gripping, haunting, and beautifully written’ RICHARD OSMAN

CHOSEN AS A BEST BOOK OF 2021 BY THE TIMES, THE FT, THE GUARDIAN, THE INDEPENDENT, STYLIST AND MORE!

‘The biggest mystery thriller since Gone Girl’ ELLE
‘The novel you’ll stay up reading until 3am’ 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.’

I am Lex Gracie: but they call me Girl A.
I grew up with my family on the moors.
I escaped when I was fifteen years old.


NOW SOMETHING IS PULLING ME BACK…

RIGHTS SOLD IN 36 TERRITORIES

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

‘Incendiary, beautifully written debut’ Guardian
‘Psychologically astute, adroitly organised, written with flair’ Sunday Times
‘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
A Sunday Times No.2 bestseller for w/e 6/2/21
A New York Times bestseller



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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