Erin Young's debut thriller, THE FIELDS, was inspired by an article about the menacing power of Big Agriculture. A decision to set the novel in the corn-capital of the world led her to make a fascinating journey across Iowa, from the state capitol to the state fair, from chance encounters with cops and farmers to an audience with a local mayor, shooting Glocks at a range and getting caught in supercell storms. Having grown up in a fishing village in Devon, she is drawn to the claustrophobic dramas of rural small-towns and the secrets they hide. Erin Young is the pseudonym of acclaimed historical novelist, Robyn Young, author of eight internationally bestselling novels. She has been published in 19 languages in 22 countries, selling two million books worldwide. THE FIELDS is her first contemporary thriller. She lives and writes in Brighton, England.
Eerie and engaging. The Fields is one of the best procedurals I've read in a good long while * Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Heathens * The sharp prose and explosive plot immediately drew me in, but the richly textured exploration of life in rural America stayed with me long after I finished. This is a classic crime series in the making * Cristina Alger, bestselling author of Girls Like Us * Loved the vivid sense of place. Hints of True Detective & The Silence of the Lambs. EXCELLENT * Will Dean, bestselling author of The Last Thing to Burn * A smart compelling thriller. Silence of the Lambs meets the Pelican Brief * Lyz Lenz, author of God Land * Young delivers a disturbing, twist-riddled thriller stocked with well-drawn characters * Publishers Weekly * What could be more all-American than a small town amid rolling fields of corn? But when a woman's body is found in those same fields, the dark truth beneath that wholesome image begins to emerge . . . From potential serial-killer investigation to high stakes political intrigue . . . THE FIELDS is an impressive debut * Mystery & Suspense magazine *