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The Four

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One secret could destroy them all. The brand new dark academia debut for 2024 and a gripping tale of revenge, guilt, privilege, and loyalty, perfect for fans of The Secret History and If We Were Villains

“An intensely gripping, thrilling and darkly beautiful debut. I was hooked.” —Karin Slaughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

We were always The Four. From our very first day at High Realms.

The four scholarship pupils. Outsiders in a world of power and privilege. And, according to everyone else, we were dangerous.

It would have made our lives a lot easier if Marta had simply pushed our prefect Genevieve out of our bedroom window that day. Certainly, it would have been tragic. She would have died instantly.

But Marta didn’t push her then, or – if you choose to believe me – at any other time. If she had, all of what we went through would not have happened.

I’ve told this story as clearly as I could – as rationally as I’ve been able, in the circumstances, to achieve. I don’t regret what we did. And I would do it all again.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Poignant and tragic, visceral and cruel, it's about the best and the worst of what makes us human." - Emma Flint

"This is The Secret History for millennials." - Daisy Goodwin

"Very stylishly done and chilling too." - Georgina Moore

"A dark, compelling and beguiling novel of revenge, guilt and love - Ellie Keel is a dazzling new voice." - Kate Mosse

"An intensely gripping, thrilling and darkly beautiful debut. I was hooked." - Karin Slaughter

"Immersive academic noir set in a boarding school dominated by a toxic ruling cadre, with four teens striving for survival in the baroque horror of that claustrophobic world." - Harriet Tyce

"Sharp, powerful, tragic and addictive." - Chris Whitaker

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