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The Last Thing to Burn (Paperback)Will Dean (author)
Set on a remote farm and filled with lingering dread, The Last Thing to Burn is a chilling depiction of an obsessively controlling relationship driven to its breaking point.
Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2022
Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022
He is her husband. She is his captive.
Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name.
She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space. But she is trapped. No one knows how she got to the UK: no one knows she is there. Visitors rarely come to the farm; if they do, she is never seen.
Her husband records her every movement during the day. If he doesn't like what he sees, she is punished.
For a long time, escape seemed impossible. But now, something has changed. She has a reason to live and a reason to fight. Now, she is watching him, and waiting ...
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm
'This is a brilliant, chilling depiction of life on the very edges of society. I read it in one sitting, and lived every second of the book with the characters. Compelling, horrifying and gripping, and written with such empathy and control, it's probably the best thing I will read this year' - Jane Casey
'Misery meets Room ... a triumph' - Marian Keyes
'Ratchets up the tension to the point where I had to check my pulse' - Liz Nugent
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“You must read this phenomenal novel!”
Will Dean’s “The Last Thing to Burn”, quite frankly, is phenomenal. Painfully brutal, distressingly tense and viscerally affecting. This will take 2021 by storm.
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“This book is a triumph.”
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“His Best Yet!”
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