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This is How it Ends

(2018)
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Three hundred gone. Just six left.

The building was once home to families, friends, children, couples, love, life. Now, almost every apartment is empty, the inhabitants forced out by the developers tearing down the old social housing to build luxury homes.

Only a few of the inhabitants have fought back against the attempts to evict them from their homes and their histories. And they have been joined by passionate student protester and would-be journalist, Ella, who is leading a high-profile media campaign to protect those who refuse to leave.

One night, Ella returns home to find a horrible scene awaiting her-the dead body of a mysterious man. Panicked, she calls her neighbor Molly, who convinces her that the police won't believe she's innocent. Together the two women concoct a gruesome plan to hide the body.

But the secret won't stay buried for long. As truth hangs in the balance, a neighbor tells Molly he had heard Ella arguing with a man in the hallway and mistrust grows between Ella and Molly, as repercussions of that night threaten to change both women's lives forever.



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Anyone wanting smart and compelling crime fiction with razor-sharp social comment should read Eva Dolan. In fact, EVERYONE should read her." - Mark Billingham

"A sublime and relevant urban literary thriller ... Eva is a brilliant storyteller and the stories she tells are as compelling as they are important. She's a star." - Will Dean

"Angry, compassionate and mind-blowingly clever, with a truly shocking ending." - Mark Edwards

"Fierce, timely, twisty and so well written." - Sarah Franklin

"A tense, intelligent, politically charged thriller, expertly crafted by a writer at the top of her game." - Mari Hannah

"Stupendous. The thriller comes of age." - Sarah Hilary

"It couldn't be more timely. Or more imbued with passion." - Val McDermid

"Elegantly crafted, humane and thought-provoking. She's top drawer." - Ian Rankin

"Searing and uncompromising and so inventive in structure I could but marvel." - Rachel Rhys

"Angry and impassioned yet soulful and heartfelt, This Is How It Ends puts Eva Dolan firmly among the top rank of British crime fiction." - Martyn Waites

"Bold and unusual, Eva Dolan's exquisite writing perfectly captures contemporary London in this cleverly plotted novel." - Sarah Ward


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