Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN: 9781838778682 Category:

Young Women

Jessica Moor

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN: 9781838778682 Category:





‘Hands down, this is an absolutely phenomenonal book! I recommend Young Women to everyone out there, one you’ll be hearing about for a long time to come’

‘Young Women instantly grabbed me from the first chapter. I devoured this novel’

‘Incredibly powerful . . . essential reading for all.’

‘A sharp, beautifully written and powerful book about women navigating life in their twenties’

‘A really brilliant and insightful look into female friendship and how we navigate a patriarchal world . . . Loved this’

‘A brilliant read. Wonderful well-written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Great suspense and very thought provoking. Can’t wait to read what the author brings out next’


From the Observer debut novelist of the year, an addictive new novel where a fierce new female friendship will unearth a secret that could change everything . . .

Everyone’s got that history, I guess.
Everyone’s got a story.

When Emily meets enigmatic and dazzling actress Tamsin, her life changes. Drawn into Tamsin’s world of Soho living, boozy dinners and cocktails at impossibly expensive bars, Emily’s life shifts from black and white to technicolour and the two women become inseparable.

But after a bombshell news article breaks, Emily begins to realise that Tamsin has been hiding a secret about her past. A secret that threatens to unravel everything . . .

‘Confirms Jessica Moor as one of the most exciting new voices of the decade’ Erin Kelly

Ambitious and arresting’ Beth Underdown

‘Vividly engaging’ Winnie M. Li

‘Brilliantly written’ Kate Sawyer

‘Painfully real’ Hanna Jameson

‘Provocative, thought-provoking’ Bexy Cameron

‘Visceral’ Stylist

‘A timely read’ Prima

‘A slick cautionary tale’ Sunday Times

‘Utterly engrossing’ Louise Nealon

*Observer best debut novelists of 2020 – 26th Jan 2020


Publisher Review

A fresh and searing take on a tale as old as time, Young Women confirms Jessica Moor as one of the most exciting new voices of the decade. * Erin Kelly * A visceral slice of female friendship and complicity in a violently patriarchal world. * Stylist * A sharp examination of society and all-encompassing female friendship. * Red * Utterly engrossing. With Young Women, Jessica Moor has moved the #Metoo conversation from the divisive platform of Twitter to the empathetic realm of fiction - and I am here for it. * Louise Nealon, bestselling author of SNOWFLAKE * Ambitious and arresting in its nuanced treatment of what's usually offered up in black and white. A subtle but compelling plot, a difficult and relatable protagonist. You'll want to read this book. * Beth Underdown * A timely read and a good book club choice. * Prima magazine * A brilliantly written dissection of different types of male abuses of power. With strong characterisations and a compelling plot, it is subtle, nuanced and deals with a challenging subject matter with a deft touch. * Kate Sawyer, Costa shortlisted author of THE STRANDING * Painfully real. A compassionate exploration of a complex issue. * Hanna Jameson, bestselling author of THE LAST * An extraordinary, powerful, shocking novel. I am in awe of Jessica's beautiful, raw writing, and the vivid characters she's created. I know I'm going to be thinking - and talking- about this book for a long time to come. Compelling and urgent ... It deserves to be huge! * Freya Sampson * Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book. * Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton, on KEEPER * A fabulous new writer. * Richard Osman on KEEPER *

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