Emma Flint grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, and has been writing fiction since she knew what stories were. She graduated from the University of St. Andrews with an MA in English Language and Literature, later completing a novel-writing course at the Faber Academy. She worked in Edinburgh for four years, and now lives in north London.
Since childhood, she has been drawn to true-crime stories, developing an encyclopaedic knowledge of real-life murder cases. She is equally fascinated by notorious historical figures and by unorthodox women past, present and fictional.
All of these themes informed and inspired Little Deaths, a heady blend of sex, murder, obsession, noir and a femme fatale. Set in 1960s suburban New York, the novel re-tells a horrifying true story with a modern feminist slant.
Emma Flint recommends
Tall Oaks (2016)
"A brilliant, beautiful, sad, funny book . . . It made me laugh, but it also made me cry more than any other book I've read this year."
"Obsession is a welcome addition to the domestic noir bookshelf. Robson explores marriage, jealousy and lust with brutal clarity, making for a taut thriller full of page-turning suspense."
See What I Have Done (2017)
"See What I Have Done is wonderful. Exquisitely-drawn characters, beautiful prose, a brilliant retelling of story. Every single sentence is perfect."
"It takes a lot to tempt me from crime, but this is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I've read."
Social Creature (2018)
Tara Isabella Burton
"I read Social Creature in one breathless rush. It’s a wild nightmarish ride through a New York City of decadence and broken dreams, faking it and f*cking up, love and lies and more lies. This is the missing link between Bret Easton Ellis and The Secret History."
Blood Orange (2019)
"Combines sharp spare prose with a gloriously twisted plot - I read this in one heart-pounding, furiously angry sitting."
To the Lions (2019)
(Casey Benedict, book 1)
"Astonishing. It made me question the value we put on human life and consider what it means to be human. Utterly unforgettable."
Stop At Nothing (2019)
"Perfectly paced, absolutely believable - and therefore utterly terrifying."
The Love Story of Missy Carmichael (2020)
"The most beautiful and the most moving book I’ve read in a long time. It will comfort you and it will break your heart."
The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle (2020)
"Seductive, decadent, cruel and utterly thrilling just like Horace Lavelle himself. This is The Talented Mr Ripley for the twenty-first century."
The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually (2020)
"I devoured this, falling in love with the setting and with every character. It is just glorious. A close-up on the everyday beautiful details that make up love."
If I Can't Have You (2020)
"An exceptionally raw and visceral and painfully funny novel. Charlotte Levin writes so well and so powerfully about loneliness, longing, love and loss that Constance will stay with me for a long time."
Tall Bones (2021)
"Anna Bailey writes like a dream about teenage love and lust, the terror of knowledge and the claustrophobia of families and of small towns.Tall Bones is as brutal, as bittersweet, as tender and as tense as first love itself."
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