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2020 Desmond Elliott Prize for Best Book (nominee)

'Gripping, devastating...Breathtaking' Clare Mackintosh

'Powerful and chilling, with a shocking twist' 


He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes.

Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside.

When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.

But the residents of Widringham domestic violence shelter where Katie worked don't agree. They say it's murder.

Will you listen to them?

An addictive literary page-turner about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace,
KEEPER will leave you reeling long after the final page is turned.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book." - Sara Collins

"Reading Keeper is a visceral experience ... cleverly reminding us that for some women simply existing in a man's world is more dangerous than anything else." - Araminta Hall

"Extraordinary and compelling." - Cara Hunter

"Intense and compassionate . . . it made me furious and sad, but it also made me feel seen." - Hanna Jameson

"Grips from the first page. Powerful, beautifully written and chillingly close to the bone, this is crime fiction with a conscience. Essential reading." - Erin Kelly

"Made me rage and weep and understand a little better. A powerful book telling stories that need to be heard." - Rosamund Lupton

"It made me want to shout out in anger." - Val McDermid

"Gripping, devastating...breathtaking." - Clare Mackintosh

"Wickedly paced and utterly chilling, making space for the interior lives of its victims and their gradually shrinking worlds, all the while exposing the failures of the systems that are supposed to protect them. As compulsive as it is heartbreaking." - Rosie Price

"Pacy, absorbing and electric in its detail...Men should read this book, and I'd be shocked to meet a woman who doesn't find some part of herself here." - Beth Underdown

"A new young writer I believe in." - Jeanette Winterson

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