LONGLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTONS CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
‘The year’s best debut’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘The best crime novel of the year’ INDEPENDENT
‘Sensational. Gripping, haunting, and beautifully written’ RICHARD OSMAN
CHOSEN AS A BEST BOOK OF 2021 BY THE TIMES, THE FT, THE GUARDIAN, THE INDEPENDENT, STYLIST AND MORE!
‘The biggest mystery thriller since Gone Girl’ ELLE
‘The novel you’ll stay up reading until 3am’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘An astonishing achievement.’ JESSIE BURTON
‘Gripping, beautifully written perfection.’ SOPHIE HANNAH
‘A masterpiece.’ LOUISE O’NEILL
‘Fantastic.’ PAULA HAWKINS
‘Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’
I am Lex Gracie: but they call me Girl A.
I grew up with my family on the moors.
I escaped when I was fifteen years old.
NOW SOMETHING IS PULLING ME BACK…
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SOON TO BE A TV SHOW DIRECTED BY JOHAN RENCK (Chernobyl)
‘Incendiary, beautifully written debut’ Guardian
‘Psychologically astute, adroitly organised, written with flair’ Sunday Times
‘Terrifyingly gripping’ SUSIE STEINER
‘Beautiful’ ADELE PARKS
‘Incredibly well written, devastating in a good way, and intriguing to the last page’ LIZ NUGENT
‘I was obsessed by it. As close to perfect as thrillers get’ JOHN MARRS
‘A gripping debut’ Oprah magazine
One of Marie Claire, Waterstones and Grazia’s best books for 2021
A Sunday Times No.2 bestseller for w/e 6/2/21
A New York Times bestseller
'Psychologically astute, written with flair. In the traditional new year battle between first thrillers it's the clear winner' SUNDAY TIMES 'Dean's novel is the novel you'll stay up reading until 3am' SUNDAY TIMES STYLE 'Girl A will be huge. Powerful, evocative and accomplished debut' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Incendiary, beautifully written debut' GUARDIAN '[A] debut to keep an eye on' PRESS ASSOCIATION 'An unmissable debut. Absorbing and powerful' DAILY EXPRESS 'This haunting, bruising drama has a gut-punch of a twist' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'A powerful read, an astonishing debut' PRIMA 'A gripping and eerie read' BBC ONLINE 'A riveting page-turner, full of hope in the face of despair' SOPHIE HANNAH for THE GUARDIAN 'Rare, deft yet devastating. An astonishing achievement' JESSIE BURTON 'A work of utter genius' JOANNA CANNON 'Girl A isn't just an astonishingly accomplished debut, it's a masterpiece' LOUISE O'NEILL 'Terrifyingly gripping' SUSIE STEINER 'Fantastic, I loved it' PAULA HAWKINS 'Dark and compelling' JANE FALLON 'An absolute scorcher of a debut' EMMA GANNON 'Girl A gives you no option but to put your life on pause' STACEY HALLS 'Pitch black, forensic, riveting, but with such a thread of tenderness' BETH MORREY 'A modern-day classic' JEFFERY DEAVER 'Beautiful and surprising' ADELE PARKS 'Insanely gripping' MARIAN KEYES 'Remarkable' CHRIS WHITAKER 'Emotionally complex, with shades of Gillian Flynn' CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD 'Tremendously accomplished' JANE CASEY 'Powerful, immersive' HARRIET TYCE 'Intense, haunting, astonishingly powerful' T.M. LOGAN 'A gripping novel' OPRAH MAGAZINE 'The biggest mystery thriller since Gone Girl' ELLE 'Grips from the first page' THE BOOKSELLER 'One of the year's biggest debuts' COSMOPOLITAN
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