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The Fields

#1 Riley Fisher

Erin Young

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Headline
25 January 2022
IT STARTS WITH A BODY-a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture.

For Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted to head of investigations at the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, an already horrific crime takes on a personal edge when she discovers the victim is an old friend, from a dark past she thought she'd left behind.

Rumour travels fast in small towns, while sweltering heat and state-wide elections only add to the pressure-cooker atmosphere. When another body is found, Riley is in danger of being engulfed by the fear and the frenzy. Something deeply disturbing is out there - and it reaches far beyond Black Hawk County.

Beautifully written and masterfully crafted, The Fields is a stunning crime debut.

'Eerie & engaging. One of the best procedurals I've read in a good long while'

Ace Atkins, bestselling author of The Revelators

'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
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Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781444777871
ISBN 10:   1444777874
Pages:   352
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Fields (#1 Riley Fisher)

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 *


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