Little Deaths (Hardback)
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Little Deaths (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 12/01/2017

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It was a Wednesday when the call came into the Herald. A Wednesday morning in the hottest week of July, and Pete Wonicke was sitting at a desk that didn’t feel like his. 

It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave.

One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. Noting Ruth's perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions, fuelled by neighbourhood gossip and speculation.

Sent to cover the case on his first major assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the darker workings of the police and the press.

Soon, Pete begins to doubt everything he thought he knew. Ruth Malone is enthralling, challenging and secretive - is she really capable of murder?

Based on the real-life case of Alice Cribbins (previously fictionalised in the novel Where Are the Children? By Mary Higgins Clark) this is a novel about trial by media and the hunt for truth on shifting sand.

Haunting, intoxicating and heart-poundingly suspenseful, Little Deaths is a gripping novel about love, morality and obsession, exploring the capacity for good and evil within us all.

Little Deaths is a strong and confident addition to the growing trend of domestic dystopias – novels about flawed, angry, hurt women navigating hostile social and intimate milieus that turn viciously punitive when those women rebel.’ – The Guardian

‘Destined to make waves this year. In the evocative Little Deaths by Emma Flint, two young children are brutally killed in New York in 1965. Is their mother guilty of murder or simply guilty of defying society's norms?’ - Express

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509826575
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 552 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 26 mm

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Emma Smith at Bedford

“Dark, thought provoking and fresh”

Set in the 1960's Little Deaths is a tragic tale of a single mother, Ruth Malone, who loses her children in the most awful way and becomes the victim of prejudice and gossip. A thought provoking story that has... More

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“Fantastic Debut”

Loved the writing style!
Brilliant plot, hard to believe this is a debut.
Cannot wait to see what Emma produces next...most certainly recommended

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Leilah at Doncaster

“Lust, death, obsession… Yes. Yes. Yes.”

Based on a real case, Little Deaths follows the story of Ruth Malone who in Queens, New York, in the stifling summer of 1965, becomes chief suspect in the deaths of her children. Emma Flint explores all the ways a... More

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