The List of Suspicious Things (Hardback)
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The List of Suspicious Things (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages
Published: 15/02/2024
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Engrossing and heartwarming in equal measure, The List of Suspicious Things follows best friends Miv and Sharon in the Yorkshire Ripper-era North, as they embark on solving the mystery of the disappearing women only to find unanswered questions much closer to home.

Yorkshire, 1979.

Maggie Thatcher is prime minister, drainpipe jeans are in, and Miv is convinced that her dad wants to move their family down South. Because of the murders. Leaving Yorkshire and her best friend Sharon simply isn't an option, no matter the dangers lurking round their way; or the strangeness at home that started the day Miv's mum stopped talking.

Perhaps if she could solve the case of the disappearing women, they could stay after all? So, Miv and Sharon decide to make a list: a list of all the suspicious people and things down their street. People they know. People they don't. But their search for the truth reveals more secrets in their neighbourhood, within their families - and between each other - than they ever thought possible.

What if the real mystery Miv needs to solve is the one that lies much closer to home?

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781529153293
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Funny, poignant and drawn with real compassion. This is a heart-warming book - Emma Healey, author of ELIZABETH IS MISSING

A heartwarming tale about the power of human connection, written with empathy, warmth and care. To read it is to feel that little bit better about life - Elizabeth Day

I can't believe this is a debut. Heavy themes handled with such tenderness and care, a moving, memorable tale of community, connection and curiosity. I loved it - Emma Gannon

Profoundly original and dazzlingly written. A beautiful mystery with heart - Rob Rinder

A book full of heart that drops you vividly into a time and place. Superb - Kate Hamer

This is such a tender coming of age story with unforgettable characters. Exquisite storytelling that's full of heart - Julie Owen-Moylan

Absolutely loved it - it is so engrossing, utterly heart-breaking (made me cry!) but also redemptive and hopeful at the same time - Sophie Hannah

I am so sad it has ended because it is a GORGEOUS TRIUMPH. Jennie is an easy and natural storyteller. Beautifully crafted, moving, funny heart-warming, it has all the feels - Georgina Moore

Pretty sure this will be the book of 2024. Bring tissues - Joanna Nadin

The characters completely burrowed into my heart. It's a warm, funny, huge-hearted book without any twee - it's truthful, carrying a sadness too - Chloe Timms

An astonishing debut written with much talent and tenderness. It sings with humanity - Amy Twigg

Brimming with what is means to be human, this is a book to be savoured and cherished. A book that should be required reading for current and future generations. A once in a lifetime kind of book - Awais Khan

What could be more magical than a writer who can flip from hilarity to darkness and back on the same page? Jennie Godfrey does this and more in THE LIST OF SUSPICIOUS THINGS, all told in a voice that is as authentic as it is unforgettable - Jenny Jackson

The List of Suspicious Things

The List of Suspicious Things

Truro
Tuesday 23rd April 19:00

Jennie Godfrey will be joining us to talk about her debut novel, The List of Suspicious Things. Do come and join us.

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An Evening with Samuel Burr in conversation with Jennie Godfrey

An Evening with Samuel Burr in conversation with Jennie Godfrey

Yeovil
Friday 24th May 19:00

Join us for a brilliant evening with Samuel Burr to celebrate the publication of one of the most talked about debuts of the year, The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers. Samuel will be 'in conversation' with Jennie Godfrey, author of The List of Suspicious Things.

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“Powerfully understated - I loved it”

This is a book about Miv and some people she knows or gets to know. At nearly 12 she is growing up in Yorkshire at the time that the Ripper is murdering girls. Things are not great for Miv, she doesn't have... More

Hardback edition
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“A Triumph!”

I was lucky enough to receive a free advanced reading copy of The List of Suspicious Things and was so glad I did!

This is a multilayered, bittersweet coming of age story of friendship and first love, set against a... More

Hardback edition
5 similar books recommended
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“A wonderful, compelling and satisfying read.”

This is one of the must-read books of the year; it is clever, engrossing, fascinating and completely satisfying.
We join twelve-year-old Miv in her investigation of the Yorkshire Ripper case and as she and best... More

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