Girl A (Paperback)Abigail Dean (author)
Following the news that their abusive mother has died in prison, Lex and her siblings must face the horrors of their past once more in this arresting debut that is both a page-turning thriller and a searing portrait of survival.
Our Thriller of the Month for October 2021
Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022
Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2022 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year
’Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’
Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer.
Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared. Beautifully written and incredibly powerful, Girl A is a story of redemption, of horror, and of love.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'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
'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
'Deft yet devastating. An astonishing achievement' - Jessie Burton
'Utter genius' - Joanna Cannon
'A masterpiece' - Louise O'Neill
'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
'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
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