Abigail Dean was born in Manchester, and grew up in the Peak District. She graduated from Cambridge with a Double First in English. Formerly a Waterstones bookseller, she spent five years as a lawyer in London, and took last summer off to work on her debut novel, Girl A, ahead of her thirtieth birthday. She now works as a lawyer for Google, and is currently writing her second novel.
'It is rare for a novel to be so deft yet devastating. A book of deep feeling - an astonishing achievement' JESSIE BURTON 'A work of utter genius' JOANNA CANNON 'Girl A isn't just an astonishingly accomplished debut novel, it's a masterpiece' LOUISE O'NEILL 'Terrifyingly gripping' SUSIE STEINER 'Fantastic, I loved it' PAULA HAWKINS 'Gripping, beautifully written perfection' SOPHIE HANNAH 'Dark and compelling' JANE FALLON 'Girl A is truly the perfect book. Believe the hype - it really is that good' KATIE LOWE 'Beautifully written, compulsively readable' JEN WILLIAMS 'Girl A is a masterpiece: harrowing, emotive, confronting and beautifully written. An absolute scorcher of a debut' EMMA GANNON 'Books like GIRL A don't come along often; it gives you no option but to put your life on pause. One of the most compelling novels I've read' STACEY HALLS 'Girl A is extraordinary. Pitch black, forensic, riveting, but with such a thread of humour and tenderness' BETH MORREY 'Absolutely pitch perfect' ELLE CROFT 'Astonishing! A modern-day classic' JEFFERY DEAVER 'Harrowing but beautiful and surprising' ADELE PARKS 'Utterly unputdownable, insanely gripping' MARIAN KEYES 'You'll be thinking about GIRL A long after you turn the final page' VICTORIA SELMAN 'Remarkable in every way' CHRIS WHITAKER 'Packs a hell of a punch. Stark, shocking, heartbreaking but never, ever mawkish' TAMMY COHEN 'Emotionally complex, with shades of Gillian Flynn' CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD 'A tremendously accomplished debut' JANE CASEY 'Powerful and immersive' HARRIET TYCE 'Written with real humanity' RACHAEL BLOK 'Astoundingly compelling' CRESSIDA MCLOUGHLIN 'Intense, haunting, astonishingly powerful' T.M. LOGAN 'A clever, clever plot' ANSTEY HARRIS 'Unforgettable characterisation' JANE SHEMILT