Publication Date: 09/08/2018 ISBN: 9781408886618 Category:

This Is How It Ends

Eva Dolan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 09/08/2018 ISBN: 9781408886618 Category:
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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?

Publisher Review

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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