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Harper Collins
20 January 2021

'Sensational. Gripping, haunting, and beautifully written' RICHARD OSMAN

'The biggest mystery thriller since Gone Girl' ELLE

'Incendiary, beautifully written debut' Guardian

'Psychologically astute, adroitly organised, written with flair' Sunday Times

'An astonishing achievement.' JESSIE BURTON

'Gripping, beautifully written perfection.' SOPHIE HANNAH

'A masterpiece.' LOUISE O'NEILL 'Fantastic.' PAULA HAWKINS

'Girl A,' she said. 'The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.' Lex Gracie doesn't want to think about her family. She doesn't want to think about growing up in her parents' House of Horrors. And she doesn't want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can't run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings - and with the childhood they shared.
Beautifully written and incredibly powerful, Girl A is a story of redemption, of horror, and of love.

RIGHTS SOLD IN 29 TERRITORIES;    SOON TO BE A TV SHOW DIRECTED BY JOHAN RENCK (Chernobyl) 'Terrifyingly gripping' SUSIE STEINER 'Beautiful' ADELE PARKS 'Incredibly well written, devastating in a good way, and intriguing to the last page' LIZ NUGENT 'I was obsessed by it. As close to perfect as thrillers get' JOHN MARRS 'A gripping debut' Oprah magazine One of Marie Claire, Waterstones and Grazia's best books for 2021
By:   Abigail Dean
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780008389062
ISBN 10:   0008389063
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   20 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Girl A

'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

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