This Is How It Ends
LONGLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month
The Times Crime Book of the Month
Mail on Sunday Thriller of the Week
‘Elegantly crafted, humane and thought-provoking. She’s top drawer’ Ian Rankin
This is how it begins.
With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers.
With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly.
With a body hidden in a lift shaft.
But how will it end?
Anyone wanting smart and compelling crime fiction with razor-sharp social comment should read Eva Dolan. In fact, EVERYONE should read her -- Mark Billingham It couldn't be more timely. Or more imbued with passion -- Val McDermid Terrific...A haunting novel about friendship, suspicion and betrayal * Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month * A thoroughly contemporary and distinctively intelligent thriller * Mail on Sunday, Thriller of the Week * Superb ... Gripping ... A sad, intelligent book, with a shocking ending * The Times, Crime Book of the Month * Stupendous. The thriller comes of age -- Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakston Crime Book of the Year Award Dolan is expert at the orchestration of tension, right up to the vertiginous climax -- Barry Forshaw * Guardian * [Dolan] excels at presenting knotty, addictive tales that also force the reader to think more widely about the way in which society treats its most vulnerable members ... A wonderfully prescient premise ... Dolan keeps the tension rising as she expertly juggles two distinct voices and timelines ... Dolan is a master of pace ... Ultimately, this smart, deftly told story resonates so strongly because of the complex, claustrophobic relationship at its heart: like Molly, we are drawn inexorably to Ella's flame, unable to step away even when it might burn * The i * I absolutely loved it. I don't think there's another crime writer around at the moment who's engaging so passionately with urgent social issues, and creating such thrilling drama out of them * Mick Herron, author of the Jackson Lamb series * Expect clever plotting, complex characters and the best book yet from an author at the top of her game -- Lisa Gray * Daily Record * A tense, intelligent, politically charged thriller, expertly crafted by a writer at the top of her game * Mari Hannah, winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library * Searing and uncompromising and so inventive in structure I could but marvel * Rachel Rhys, author of Dangerous Crossing * Angry and impassioned yet soulful and heartfelt, This Is How It Ends puts Eva Dolan firmly among the top rank of British crime fiction * Martyn Waites, author of the Joe Donovan series * Bold and unusual, Eva Dolan's exquisite writing perfectly captures contemporary London in this cleverly plotted novel * Sarah Ward, author in In Bitter Chill * Angry, compassionate and mind-blowingly clever, with a truly shocking ending * Mark Edwards, author of The Devil's Work * Fierce, timely, twisty and so well written * Sarah Franklin, author of Shelter * A sublime and relevant urban literary thriller ... Eva is a brilliant storyteller and the stories she tells are as compelling as they are important. She's a star * Will Dean, author of Dark Pines * Eva Dolan writes some of the most important crime fiction on the scene today * Stuart Neville * Eva Dolan's writing is snappy, confident and sharp as a blade, with a storytelling style that bubbles and fizzes * Crime Fiction Lover * One of crime fiction's brightest rising stars * Chris Ewan, bestselling author of Safe House * Superb * Woman & Home * Dolan has fashioned switchback twists with characters who are nuanced and transcend stereotype. A triumph * Metro * Inventive and compelling ... An impeccably structured story that blends the personal and political with searing effect * Big Issue * The women have a kind of surrogate mother-daughter relationship, one with all the intricacies and conflict that such a relationship suggests, and it's that shifting dynamic that keeps the story driving forward, and keeps readers on their toes. This is terrific writing that engages the head and heart equally * Big Issue *
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