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What to expect

When her best friend Billie is found murdered, eleven-year-old Thera – fearless and forthright – considers it her duty to find the killer.

Aided by a Ouija board, Billie’s ghost, and the spirits of four other dead girls, she’s determined to succeed. The trouble with Thera, though, is that she doesn’t always know when to stop – and sometimes there’s a fine line between doing the right thing and doing something very, very bad indeed.

Tense, visceral and thought-provoking, Dead Girls is the new novel from Abigail Tarttelin, the critically acclaimed author of Golden Boy.

Critics Review

  • Terrific. A poignant, brave and important book

    S J Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep, on Golden Boy
  • Sometimes brutal, often tender, and always compelling

    Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, on Golden Boy
  • Gripping. Tarttelin is a natural storyteller

    Matt Haig, author of The Humans and How to Stop Time, on Golden Boy
  • Harriet the Spy is all grown up – and readying herself to take on the darkness of the adult world. This somehow manages to combine mystery, thriller, horror, and a lovely elegy to lost friendship . . . Completely unforgettable

    Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths
  • Feminist, bold, shocking, packed with little epiphanies

    Shelley Harris, author of Jubilee and Vigilante

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