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Girl A

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What to expect

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

NARRATED BY HOLLIDAY GRAINGER, STAR OF STRIKE AND THE CAPTURE

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

‘The biggest mystery thriller since Gone Girl’ ELLE

‘The novel you’ll stay up reading until 3am’ 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.’

I am Lex Gracie: but they call me Girl A.
I grew up with my family on the moors.
I escaped when I was fifteen years old.

NOW SOMETHING IS PULLING ME BACK…

RIGHTS SOLD IN 36 TERRITORIES

SOON TO BE A TV SHOW DIRECTED BY JOHAN RENCK (Chernobyl)

‘Incendiary, beautifully written debut’ Guardian

‘Psychologically astute, adroitly organised, written with flair’ Sunday Times

‘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

Critics Review

  • ‘Sensational’ RICHARD OSMAN

    ‘Psychologically astute, written with flair. In the new year battle between first thrillers it’s the clear winner’ SUNDAY TIMES

    ‘Superb. Authentic, humane and full of hope’ GUARDIAN

    ‘The novel you’ll stay up reading until 3am’ SUNDAY TIMES STYLE

    ‘Powerful, evocative and accomplished’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

    ‘Astonishingly good’ OBSERVER

    ‘VC Andrews for Generation Z’ THE TIMES

    ‘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 

    ‘Deft yet devastating. An astonishing achievement’ JESSIE BURTON

    ‘Utter genius’ JOANNA CANNON

    ‘A masterpiece’ LOUISE O’NEILL

    ‘Terrifyingly gripping’ SUSIE STEINER

    ‘Fantastic, I loved it’ PAULA HAWKINS

    ‘Dark, compelling’ JANE FALLON

    ‘Incredibly well written, devastating in a good way’ LIZ NUGENT

    ‘A scorcher of a debut’ EMMA GANNON

    ‘Girl A gives you no option but to put your life on pause’ STACEY HALLS

    ‘Pitch black, but with such a thread of tenderness’ BETH MORREY

    ‘A modern-day classic’ JEFFERY DEAVER

    ‘Beautiful’ ADELE PARKS

    ‘Insanely gripping’ MARIAN KEYES

    ‘Remarkable’ CHRIS WHITAKER

    ‘Tremendously accomplished’ JANE CASEY

    ‘Powerful, immersive’ HARRIET TYCE

    ‘Intense, haunting, 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 2021’s biggest debuts’ COSMOPOLITAN

    ‘A dark thriller with a heartbreaking twist’ RED

    ‘You won’t be able to put it down’ HELLO

    ‘Brilliant’ THE SUN

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