Publication Date: 21/01/2021 ISBN: 9780008389055 Category:

Girl A

Abigail Dean

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 21/01/2021 ISBN: 9780008389055 Category:




‘Sensational. Gripping, haunting, and beautifully written’ RICHARD OSMAN

‘Haunting, powerful, with a pitch-perfect ending’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘The biggest mystery thriller since Gone Girl’ ELLE

‘Incendiary, beautifully written debut’ Guardian

‘Psychologically astute, adroitly organised, written with flair’ 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.’

Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared.

Beautifully written and incredibly powerful, Girl A is a story of redemption, of horror, and of love.



‘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

Publisher Review

'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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