Keeper (Hardback)Jessica Moor (author)
Both a page-turning thriller and a blistering reflection on domestic violence, Moor’s astonishing debut centres on the apparent suicide of a refuge worker and the women determined to prove her murder.
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2020
He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes.
Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside.
When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.
But the residents of Widringham women's refuge where Katie worked don't agree. They say it's murder.
Will you listen to them?
An addictive literary page-turner about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace, Keeper will leave you reeling long after the final page is turned.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 453 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 32 mm
'Jess Moor's debut novel made me want to shout out in anger.' - Val McDermid
'Jess Moor is a new young writer I believe in. She has plenty to say that's political and necessary. And she can tell a story.' - Jeanette Winterson
'Still have a Girl on the Train-shaped hole in your life? Add KEEPER to your list Moor's debut is a feminist whoddunit.' - Sunday Times STYLE
'Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book.' - Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton
'A literary thriller, KEEPER is a compelling, tense and pacy read.' - The Observer, 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2020 *
'Keeper is wickedly paced and utterly chilling, making space for the interior lives of its victims and their gradually shrinking worlds, all the while exposing the failures of the systems that are supposed to protect them. As compulsive as it is heartbreaking.' - Rosie Price, author of What Red Was
'Reading Keeper is a visceral experience ... cleverly reminding us that for some women simply existing in a man's world is more dangerous than anything else.' - Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty
'Extraordinary and compelling.' - Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
'Intense and compassionate . . . it made me furious and sad, but it also made me feel seen.' - Hanna Jameson, author of The Last
'Pacy, absorbing and electric in its detail, Keeper is compassionately, furiously true. Men should read this book, and I'd be shocked to meet a woman who doesn't find some part of herself here.' - Beth Underdown, author of The Witchfinder's Sister
'This is a thriller, but its pacy insights into the ways in which men exert control over women make it one that you need to read.' - Cosmopolitan
'A timely and thought provoking novel that explores issues of power and control with a sensitive and deft touch.' - Nuala Ellwood, author of Day of the Accident
'Made me rage and weep and understand a little better. A powerful book telling stories that need to be heard.' - Rosamund Lupton, author of Sister
'An addictive, powerful read and a hugely original novel from a fresh new voice in crime fiction.' - Dead Good
'A deeply affecting and important addition to the thriller genre, Keeper explores the escalating horrors of domestic abuse with rare insight and skill. Jessica Moor is destined to become a serious voice on the crime scene.' - Eva Dolan, author of This Is How It Ends
'Sharp, incisive writing, and frighteningly believable characters. And what a twist...' - Simon Lelic, author of The House
'Disturbing, gripping and illuminating - a page-turner that shines a light into a dark corner of our world.' - Helen Lewis, journalist
'Keeper is extraordinary. Humane, compelling, and absolutely furious in the best possible way. I read the last chapters with my hand clapped over my mouth.' - Flynn Berry, author of Under the Harrow
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