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She Rides Shotgun

(2017)
(A Lesson in Violence)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best First Book
Macavity Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
*** WINNER OF THE BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD AT THE EDGARS 2018***
'Striking...visceral, violent and utterly compelling, it nevertheless shines with humanity' Daily Mail

'Burns bright and fast' Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller Her Every Fear

A GRITTY, PROPULSIVE DEBUT ABOUT A FATHER, A DAUGHTER, AND THE HARDEST LESSONS IN LIFE...

'If nowhere was safe for her, then the only place he could let her be was with him'
Meet Polly: eleven years old and smart beyond her years. But she's a loner, always on the outside, until she is unexpectedly reunited with her father.
Meet Nate: fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car, Nate takes Polly from the safety of her quiet existence into a world of robbery, violence and the constant threat of death.

And he does it to save her life.

A Lesson in Violence is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, villains and victims. Nate takes Polly to save her life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him.

'This fast-paced and gritty page turner explores the ways in which love can both brutalize and redeem us' Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls

'Urgent and beautiful. The writing is as sharp as broken glass but it's the characters who will stay with you, bloody hearts pinned on their sleeves and struggling for redemption and towards each other' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls

'Oneof the best debuts I've ever read' Simon Toyne, author of Sunday Times bestseller Solomon Creed

'The language is searing, the action relentless, the beauty wrenched from ugliness truly astounding' Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire

'An extremely impressive debut' Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Kind Worth Killing

'Darkly irresistible...in

Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old girl at the heart of his , Jordan Harper gives us a hero for our times' Megan Abbott

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"In Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old girl at the heart of his darkly irresistible debut novel She Rides Shotgun, Jordan Harper gives us a hero for our times. With shades of Mattie Ross but an intelligence and fervor all her own, she is unforgettable." - Megan Abbott

"Confident, brutal, but always human, Jordan Harper’s She Rides Shotgun is a violent parable of family and sacrifice. The best debut novel that I’ve read this year." - Johnny Shaw

"An exquisitely violent father-daughter story, burns bright and fast. I kept waiting for the inevitable slow-down, but it never came. An extremely impressive debut." - Peter Swanson

"Quite simply one of the best debuts I’ve ever read. Beautifully and lyrically written, it’s like a perfect song you hear for the first time and feel like you’ve always known it. It’s an instant classic and if I read a better novel this year I will be amazed." - Simon Toyne

"She Rides Shotgun has more kicks than any crime fiction out there, sure, but it’s also got a heart that’ll keep you up nights, slapping your head and pacing. Don’t try to tell me this is a debut novel; I won’t hear anything but Jordan Harper’s a master." - Benjamin Whitmer


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Lesson in Violence
Author(s): Jordan Harper
ISBN: 1-4711-5894-2 / 978-1-4711-5894-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: She Rides Shotgun: A Novel
Author(s): Jordan Harper
ISBN: 0-06-239440-1 / 978-0-06-239440-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Lesson in Violence
Author(s): Jordan Harper
ISBN: 1-4711-5897-7 / 978-1-4711-5897-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: She Rides Shotgun: A Novel
Author(s): Jordan Harper
ISBN: 0-06-239441-X / 978-0-06-239441-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Lesson in Violence
Author(s): Jordan Harper
ISBN: 1-4711-5895-0 / 978-1-4711-5895-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: She Rides Shotgun
Author(s): Jordan Harper
ISBN: 1-5384-1953-X / 978-1-5384-1953-3
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June 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: She Rides Shotgun: A Novel
Author(s): Jordan Harper
ISBN: 1-5384-1952-1 / 978-1-5384-1952-6
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June 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: She Rides Shotgun
Author(s): Jordan Harper
ISBN: 1-5384-1954-8 / 978-1-5384-1954-0
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: She Rides Shotgun: A Novel
Author(s): Jordan Harper
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: She Rides Shotgun: A Novel
Author(s): Jordan Harper
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: A Lesson in Violence
Author(s): Jordan Harper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Lesson in Violence
Author(s): Jordan Harper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: She Rides Shotgun: A Novel
Author(s): Jordan Harper
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA