No Country for Girls (Paperback)
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No Country for Girls (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 27/04/2023
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Waterstones Says

With echoes of an Antipodean Thelma and Louise for the twenty-first century, Styles' electrifying debut thriller sends two strangers hurtling through the Australian Outback in the vehicle of a murder victim.

Charlie and Nao are strangers from different sides of the tracks. They should never have met, but one devastating incident binds them together forever. A man is dead and now they are unwilling accomplices in his murder there's only one thing to do: hit the road in the victim's twin cab ute, with a bag of stolen gold stashed under the passenger seat.

Suddenly outlaws, Nao and Charlie must make their way across Australia's remote outback using only their wits to survive. They'll do whatever it takes to evade capture and escape with their lives.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751583861
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Bold and badass, No Country For Girls is the kind of searingly stylish, unrelenting page-turner I just adore. I burned through the twisting plot almost as fast as Charlie and Nao light up the Australian outback' - CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END

Styles's first novel starts with a bang . . . There are decided echoes of films such as Shallow Grave andThelma & Louise in this bumpy road trip . . . The real star is the desolate outback. And, refreshing for a summer read, there isn't a luxury villa in sight - The Times

A thrilling cat-and-mouse pursuit through West Australia's Badlands . . . It left me breathless - ALEX MARWOOD, author of THE WICKED GIRLS

As the two leave a trail of destruction in their wake, each of their heartbreaking stories unravels as their pasts catch up with them, and they bond over life and death . . . A triumph - The i

An impressive first novel . . . Styles describes the terrifying emptiness of the Outback and the drilling heat with absolute conviction. The ending is beautifully done - Literary Review

Fresh as hell with two strikingly original protagonists who blaze a thrilling trail through the outback. Not just a terrific debut, a terrific book full stop - TREVOR WOOD, author of THE MAN ON THE STREET

No Country for Girls expertly captures the protagonists' grit and tenacity in a thrilling cross-country chase . . . Introducing two memorable literary heroines. A perfectly paced thriller - Scotsman

Razor-sharp wit meets pumping action, with twists and turns to keep the pages turning! No Country for Girls is the road trip for our time; relevant, powerful and unrelentingly entertaining . . . Welcome Emma Styles. We didn't know how much we needed you until you came - FEMI KAYODE, author of LIGHTSEEKERS

A thrilling cross-country chase through remote Australia and a gipping yarn about two heroines that masterfully interlaces dark humour and tension with poignant familial drama. Wonderful! - Sunday Post

A taut, evocative and utterly absorbing road-trip thriller about two young women on the run for their lives, both caught up in a landscape as full of threat and danger as the people who are after them. Unputdownable - JACOB ROSS, author of BLACK RAIN FALLING

Emma Styles' thriller perfectly captures the pulse-pounding chaos of life on the run . . . Gripping - Woman's Own

A unique voice, compelling protagonists, and a dizzyingly wild and gripping ride that grabs you by the throat - this is outback Australia like you've never seen it and you will not soon forget it - PETER PAPATHANASIOU, author of THE STONING

I LOVED THIS BOOK. Thelma & Louise meets The Tourist in this pacey, surprising and relentlessly tense Aussie road trip thriller. With No Country for Girls Emma Styles is not playing around - she's staking her claim as the new queen of Outback Noir - LIZZIE POOK, author of MOONLIGHT AND THE PEARLER'S DAUGHTER

A fast-moving, cinematic debut by a new Australian author . . . Violent, picturesque and a barrel full of twists along the way, this high-octane road movie of a novel delivers on all counts - Crime Time

Every now and then you open a book, and you know immediately that here is something fresh and new and exciting. This novel is all of that, with extra . . . No Country for Girls is both original and brilliant, and it is hard to believe that this first-class novel by Australian-born Emma Styles, now living in the UK, is a debut - Crime Review

An edge-of-your-seat, high-octane, thrilling road trip across the Oz Outback, in the company of three unforgettable women - LOUISE MORRISH, author of OPERATION MOONLIGHT

The grit and harshness of [Australia] runs in her writer's bloodstream. This is a two-fisted road trip adventure . . . One action twist after another. Terrific fun! 10/10 - Peterborough Telegraph

You'll be gripped from the first page of this perfectly-paced thriller. Styles masterfully interlaces dark humour with tension by the bucketload, and poignant familial drama, introducing two new literary heroines for modern fiction. 10/10 - Breaking News

No Country For Girls lives up to its title and Emma Styles is to be lauded for an exceptional debut crime novel . . . Wonderful - SHOTS

Aussie noir is another on-trend fashion in publishing, and with debuts as flinty and suspenseful as Emma Styles' No Country For Girls, it's easy to see why. This is a breathless outback chase novel sparked by a violent crime . . . Styles takes familiar tropes and energises them with a sense of escalating dread. The book's billed as an outback Thelma & Louise, though it's closer in tone to the Cormac McCarthy referenced in the title - The Age

The vast expanses of Western Australia provide the backdrop for an exciting tale . . . Styles ratchets up the tension as we ride through vivid settings with two strong personalities who don't trust each other . . . An intense, fascinating, female-centred read - NZ Listener

Riveting . . . There's a fabulous rawness to Styles' debut crime tale; strong voices and viewpoints that aren't polite or prettied up. Gritty and gripping, No Country for Girls marks the emergence of a talented new crime voice - Good Reading Magazine

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TripFiction

“Thriller set in WESTERN AUSTRALIA”

A whiff of inspiration taken perhaps from the film No Country for Old Men (set in the desert landscape of Western Texas and where one man stumbles upon a large sum of money and a hitman is bent upon retrieving it).... More

Hardback edition
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“A high octane, thrilling ride!”

What an incredible, high octane, thrilling ride this book is! No Country For Girls by Emma Styles follows three young women, each of them on the run from a dark past, their lives clashing in the remote Australian... More

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“Super read. Wow wow wow! Love it!”

Two girls who don't know each other end up on the run together across Australia. There's murder, mystery, great characters, a road trip, danger - super writing and I absolutely loved it, relished it,... More

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