Tall Bones: An explosive firecracker of a literary crime novel

Anna Bailey

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

Due to be published: 01-04-2021

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‘A wonderfully haunting debut. Small-town intrigue, exquisitely drawn.’ JANE HARPER, author of The Dry and The Lost Man’Irresistible, a compelling and nuanced psychological thriller suffused with small town prejudice and dark family secrets.’ PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the Train’An intricate and compelling thriller, beautifully nuanced and wonderfully claustrophobic. Brilliant.’ SJ WATSON, author of Before I Go to SleepWhen seventeen-year-old Emma leaves her best friend Abi at a party in the woods, she believes, like most girls her age, that their lives are just beginning. Many things will happen that night, but Emma will never see her friend again. Abi’s disappearance cracks open the facade of the small town of Whistling Ridge, its intimate history of long-held grudges and resentment. Even within Abi’s family, there are questions to be asked – of Noah, the older brother whom Abi betrayed, of Jude, the shining younger sibling who hides his battle scars, of Dolly, her mother and Samuel, her father – both in thrall to the fire and brimstone preacher who holds the entire town in his grasp. Then there is Rat, the outsider, whose presence in the town both unsettles and excites those around him. Anything could happen in Whistling Ridge, this tinder box of small-town rage, and all it will take is just one spark – the truth of what really happened that night out at the Tall Bones….’Brilliant! Could not put it down. It’s utterly gripping and beautifully written’ KATIE FFORD, author of A Springtime Affair ‘Smart and compassionate, full of poetry and rage and shy hopes and shredded dreams and missing girls and family secrets and the dark, shameful underbelly of small town life.’ TAMMY COHEN, author of Stop at Nothing’Tall Bones brilliantly conjures up the oppressive claustrophobia of the small town… Extremely well written… fantastic.’ HARRIET TYCE, author of Blood Orange’Tall Bones is as atmospheric as it gets – a stunning debut that delivers on every level.’ RENEE KNIGHT, author of Disclaimer’Chilling and compulsive. Tall Bones is a dazzling debut.’ KATE HAMER, author of The Girl in the Red Coat’A terrific debut about guilt, secrets and complex family dynamics… Anna Bailey is definitely one to watch.’ LUCY ATKINS, author of Magpie Lane’Gripping and so beautifully written Tall Bones is spellbinding; dark and menacing, but also so full of love and hope. I loved it. I cried.’ CRESSIDA McLAUGHLIN, author of The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas

Additional information

Dimensions 138 × 222 mm
Page Count 352